Kyla Pratt on reprising iconic role ‘for old fans and new fans to enjoy’

ABC News’ Linsey Davis spoke with actress Kyla Pratt about starring in the Fox series “Call Me Kat” and reprising her role in "The Proud Family Louder And Prouder" on Disney+.
7:01 | 09/30/22

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Transcript for Kyla Pratt on reprising iconic role ‘for old fans and new fans to enjoy’
 >> PAYING IT FORWARD, AND BRINGING AWARENESS. OUR THANKS FOR THAT. FROM STARTING IN HIT MOVIES, LIKE DOCTOR DO LITTLE, AND THAT ALBERT, KYLA PRATTE HAS BUILT A CAREER BY PORTRAYING OUT SPOKEN CHARACTERS, WHO SERVES AS AN INSPIRING REPRESENTATION OF FEMALE EMPOWERMENT. THE ACTOR SHOWS NO SIGN OF SLOWING DOWN AND HER LATEST ROLES, STARRING OPPOSITE MAYAN BY ALEX, AND SEASON THREE OF FOXES HIT COMEDY, CALL ME CAT, IN HER REPRISAL OF HER ICONIC ROLE OF PENNY PROUD, IN SEASON TWO OF THE PROUD FAMILY, LOUDE, AND PROUD, OR ON DISNEY PLUS. LINDSEY DAVIS HAD A CONVERSATION WITH KYLE, EARLIER THIS WEEK. >> LET'S START OUT WITH CALL ME CAT. IT SEEMS LIKE IT'S ALREADY SO WELL RECEIVED BY AUDIENCES. WHAT DO YOU THINK IS RESONATING WITH PEOPLE? >> WHAT IS RESONATING, IS THAT THIS IS A SHOW ABOUT SILLY PEOPLE, AND IT CAME OUT DURING A TIME WHEN THE WORLD NEEDED AT THE MOST. >> THIS IS A JUICE BAR NOW. >> YES, LOVING IT. QUICK QUESTION. WHY IS IT A DEUCE BAR? >> HEAR ME OUT, I NOTICED THAT ON THE STREET, THERE IS A CYCL, A GYM, AND A YOGA STUDIO. >> I NOTICED, IF I AGREE WITH RANDY, SHE IS NICER TO ME. >> I THINK EVERYBODY NEEDS A TIME TO ESCAPE, TO LAUGH A LITTLE, AND IT'S ABOUT A WOMAN WHO, BASICALLY, GOES AGAINST EVERYTHING THAT SOCIETY CLAIMS SHE NEEDS TO BE SUCCESSFUL, WHICH IS A CAREER, A FAMILY, MARRIAGE, AND SHE JUST SAYS, FORGET IT. LET ME DO WHAT I WANT TO DO. AND SHE OPENS UP A CAT CAFÉ. DESPITE HER MANY DEGREES THAT SHE HAS, AND FIRES PEOPLE WHO ARE COMPLETELY DIFFERENT THAN SHE IS, AND BASICALLY, WE CAN HAVE A FUN TIME SHOWING DIFFERENT SITUATIONS TO GET THEMSELVES INVOLVED IN. MY CHARACTER DOESN'T REALLY LIKE CAT, AND IS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW SHE IS AROUND THESE PEOPLE, AND I LOVE THIS SEASON, BECAUSE WE ARE RECOGNIZING, SHE'S A LITTLE GOOFY YEAR. >> CAN YOU GIVE US A SPECIFIC TEASER, OR WHAT WE CAN EXPECT? >> THIS SEASON, I KNOW WE HAVE SOME AMAZING GUEST STARS. FIRST OFF, THE FIRST EPISODE, WE HAVE KEN JENNINGS. SO WITH MY AM, AND HIM, AND THOSE IN THE CELEBRITY LIFESTYLE, IT'S AMAZING FOR ME. I HAVE NEVER BEEN ONE TO WATCH JEOPARDY. I ALWAYS FELT LIKE I NEVER KNEW WHAT WAS GOING ON, BUT, WORKING WITH HIM, SAYING, LET ME SUPPORT, AND NOW, I KNOW ANSWERS. I'M YELLING THEM AT THE SCREEN. BUT, JUST AMAZING GUEST STARS. WE HAVE SO MANY CRAZY STORYLINES. MY CHARACTER, NOW DATING CARTE, WHO IS THE COMPLETE OPPOSITE OF HER AS WELL. JUST WATCHING THEIR DYNAMIC IS HILARIOUS. I CAN RUN AROUND WITH LESLEY JORDAN, AND WE GET TO BE EACH OTHER'S SIDEKICKS, AND DO STUPID, SILLY STUFF. WE ARE HAVING A BALL. PEOPLE CAN FEEL THE ENERGY TRAVELING THROUGH, AND WATCH US. >> YOU CERTAINLY STAY BUSY, BECAUSE NOT ONLY WERE YOU DOING THIS, BUT ALSO, THE REVIVAL OF THE PROUD FAMILY, THE OUTER, AND PROUDER. YOU FIRST STARTED OUT DOING THAT IS A TEENAGER, NOW, YOU HAVE EVOLVED. MORE THAN A DECADE LATER, YOU HAVE TO MOVE YOUR OWN CHILDREN. WERE YOU EVER EXPECTING THAT THE SHOW WOULD COME BACK TO BE SUCH A SUCCESS AGAIN? >> I WASN'T EXPECTING IT, BUT I WAS HOPING. >> THAT'S MY MOM TRYING TO CLAW HER WAY IN HERE TO SAVE ME. I'M 14. >> THIS SHOW, I STARTED WHEN I WAS 14 YEARS OLD. A LOT OF ARTISTS DON'T GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO REVIVE THE CHARACTER THAT THEY PLAY 20 YEARS BEFORE. IT'S VERY FORTUNATE TO DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT WHEN I HEARD ABOUT THE REVIVAL. SOMETIMES, YOU HEAR ABOUT ALL OF THESE THINGS AND YOU SAY, DON'T REMAKE MY FAVORITE, SHOW YOU WON'T DO IT RIGHT, YOU WILL STRESS ME OUT. BUT, AS YOU SAID, THIS IS MORE OF A REVIVAL. >> OUR LITTLE GIRL IS BECOMING A YOUNG LADY. >> AND, WE HAVE THE SAME CREATOR INVOLVED, THE SAME EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS, A LOT OF THE SAME RIOTERS, BEING BROUGHT ON, WITH AMAZING NEW WRITERS, AND THE ORIGINAL SHOW. IT HAS BEEN UPDATED, AND MADE IT MORE THAN AL. IT IS LOUDER, AND CROWDER. IT IS TALKING ABOUT SUBJECTS HAD A LOT OF PEOPLE SHY AWAY FROM. HERE, WE ARE ALL ABOUT REPRESENTATION, AND ALL STORIES. >> WORLD WHEN IT WENT OUT THE FIRST TIME, NOW YOU, HAVE TWO KIDS OF HER OWN. WHAT IS IT LIKE TO WATCH IT THROUGH THEIR EYES, AS A PAREN? >> IT'S AMAZING. WATCHING THE SHOW, I CAN SEE IT FROM DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES. BEFORE, I COULD ONLY VIEW THINGS FROM PENNIES PERSPECTIV. NOW, WATCHING IT WITH MY KIDS, I FEEL SO FORTUNATE TO HAVE THIS TYPE OF PROGRAMMING ON. IT BASICALLY STARTS CONVERSATIONS WITH US. IT FEELS LIKE A LOT OF TIME'S PARENTS ARE UNCOMFORTABLE TO COMMIT CERTAIN THINGS WITH THEIR KIDS, AND IT SAYS, NO, START THE CONVERSATION AT HOME, SO WHEN THEY GO INTO THE WORLD, THERE'S SOMETHING TO START WITH. JUST BEING ABLE THAT IT IS SOMETHING THAT CAN TEACH A LESSON, WITHOUT BEING PREACHY. IT'S AN AMAZING FEELING. YOU KNOW THAT THEY ARE WALKING AWAY WITH SOME TYPE OF NEW INFORMATION, JUST LIKE YOU ARE. >> IT'S BECOME CLICHÉ AT THIS POINT, IN OUR ENVIRONMENT, WITH THE IDEA OF REPRESENTATION MATTERS. BUT, WITH YOUR DAUGHTERS, SEEING YOU, NOT ONLY A BLACK WOMAN ON THE SCREEN, BUT HAVE THEY EXPRESS THAT? >> IT'S THE SAME TYPE OF FEELING I HAD GROWING UP. WATCHING MY MOM AS A KID. SHE WENT TO COLLEGE FOR THIS. WATCHING HER TWO PLAYS. PART OF THIS IS I WANTED TO BE LIKE MY MOM. I SAW HER PERFORMING, I WANTED TO BE LIKE HER. AND AT FIRST, I WAS APPREHENSIVE ABOUT MY KIDS AUDITIONING, WANTING TO DO WOR, AND THEY WERE ARTISTS. THEY ARE GOING TO DO WHAT WE D, AND NOT ME WHAT WE SAY. I'VE EMBRACED IT NOW, AND SAYING, OKAY, IF YOU WANT TO, THEN WE CAN GET IT DONE, BECAUSE YOU KNOW THEY WANT TO BE LIKE THEIR MOM, LIKE I WANTED TO BE LIKE MINE. >> WHAT CAN VIEWERS EXPECT FROM THE LOUDER AND PROUDER ADDITIO? >> THEY CAN EXPECT TO BE EVEN LOUDER, AND PROUDER, WITH MORE, AND MORE REPRESENTATION, AND STORIES, THAT MAKE YOU FEEL AT HOME. WHEN I WAS FILMING THIS IN 14 YEARS OLD, IT WASN'T WE ARE TO ME. I DIDN'T REALIZE WITH FILMING IT, AND IS WHAT THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT. NOW, FANS OF THE ORIGINAL SHOW TO MAKE THINGS WITH THEIR KIDS, AND LOOK AT IT TOGETHER. >> I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS MY WHOLE LIFE! >> IT'S AN AMAZING FEELING, AND AMAZING TO KNOW THAT WE CAN CONTINUE TO MAKE MORE, AND MORE EPISODES FOR OUR OLD FANS, AND NEW FANS. >> ARE YOU GOING TO

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