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07 May 2020

Pop-Culturalist Interviews Kai!

Kai is on a role with interviews as of late as he tackles another interview discussing his latest role as Gerit Buttonwood in Motherland: Fort Salem. You can read the entire interview below.

Actor Kai Bradbury is a man on a mission. Having grown up surrounded by the arts, Kai credits his exposure to different mediums for helping him develop his voice as an individual and as a creative. And as Hollywood makes inroads towards greater representation, Kai hopes to do his part by paving the way for the next generation of up-and-comers of mixed race or Asian descent with projects like Motherland: Fort Salem.

Set in an alternate America where witches ended their persecution three hundred years ago by cutting an agreement to fight for their government, Motherland: Fort Salem follows three recruits who go from basic training in combat magic to early deployment. Kai’s character, Gerit Buttonwood, is the “object of desire” for one of those recruits. It’s a role that means not only a great deal to Kai but also to a community who wants to see themselves properly represented on screen.

Pop-Culturalist caught up with this rising star to chat about all things Motherland: Fort Salem.

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07 May 2020

TVGoodness Interviews Kai about Motherland: Fort Salem!

Kai is on a roll with the interviews as his interview rounds continue with TVGoodness’ interview! You can read the full excerpt below to know more! He also talks about his previous projects.

While women awesomely take front and center on Motherland, there are characters of the male persuasion present. One of these guys is Gerit, played by Canadian Kai Bradbury

This season Gerit and Tally quickly sparked a connection that beautifully came to life in episode four at the celebration known as Beltane. Then real life intruded in a big way. Tally found out Gerit’s engaged — it’s an arranged situation — but this was definitely a blow. However, the two have reunited despite the less-than-ideal circumstances. Who knows how long they can keep their reconnected relationship on the down low.

TV Goodness recently sent a few questions over to Bradbury, who answered via email. The Japanese and Scottish actor talks about Motherland, his character’s relationship with Tally, and he gives us the rundown of some of his most significant professional experiences to date.

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29 Apr 2020

Kai Puts a Spell on You with Teenplicity!

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You can click above for the full article, as this post will only give a few excerpts of the entire interview. 🙂 It’s a great 5 minute read, the excerpts are posted under the read more.

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28 Apr 2020

TV Series Hub Interviews Kai!

Kai recently spoke to TV Series Hub about his role on Motherland: Fort Salem and his career. You can read the full article below under the “Read More” tab.

Kai Bradbury is an up and coming actor who can be seen in the new Freeform series “Motherland: Fort Salem” (March 18, 2020). He portrays ‘Gerrit,’ a male witch who comes to Fort Salem and strikes up a whirlwind relationship with one of the lead witches (Jessica Sutton) in the hour-long drama series. The show reimagines history where witches ended their persecution 300 years ago by cutting a deal with a burgeoning U.S. government to fight for their country as powerful soldiers. “Motherland: Fort Salem” is also available for streaming on Hulu.

Kai kicked off his career in Amazon’s “The Man in the High Castle”, where he portrays a Kempeitai officer (Japanese police during WWII). He went on to play ‘Glenn Stevens,’ the college best friend of the Menendez brothers in Lifetime’s “Menendez: Blood Brothers” and also can be seen in TLC’s “Untold Stories of the ER.”

Then came Netflix’s “Altered Carbon” with Joel Kinnaman (“Suicide Squad”) where he plays ‘Tadao,’ a 300-year-old businessman inside of a younger man’s body.

Kai is also seen in The CW’s “Supernatural” as well as Amazon’s “The Boys” playing the little brother of Karen Fukuhara’s (“Suicide Squad”) character. He takes pride in being half Japanese and was honored to be a part of AMC’s “The Terror: Infamy” which follows the story of the Japanese-American internment during WWII with a supernatural horror twist on real-life events. Being able to work with Japanese actors from all over the world along with Japanese directors, designers, and camera operators, he portrays ‘Nick Okada,’ an internee in a prisoner-of-war camp in North Dakota. Throughout the show, he becomes the target of ‘Yamato-san’ (George Takei) when he suspects something is not quite right with ‘Nick.’ Most recently Kai starred in the CBC Gem Canada mini-series “Warigami” alongside iconic Canadian actor Hiro Kanagawa (Amazon’s “The Man in the High Castle”). The show aired stateside on The CW.

Kai Bradbury is the proud son of a Japanese mother and Scottish father, combined with the Venezuelan family as well, resulting in a real-life “Modern Family” upbringing. Kai (meaning Ocean in Japanese) grew up surrounded by the arts (painters, architects, jewelers, floral designers, you name it) so naturally dove into art classes, photography, and sculpting as a kid. He discovered acting at 14 in high school, where he was enrolled in a French immersion program. He has done the Vancouver and Edinburgh (Scotland) International Fringe Festivals and has been in over a dozen plays and musicals in Vancouver- including Rent, Oliver! and West Side Story. He attended Capilano University’s Musical Theater Program in Vancouver, BC. It was there where he met his acting agent, and the rest is history.

Outside of acting, Kai loves to paint and draw, culture and language, food and cooking, photography, singing, dancing, and wants to one day be in a musical on Broadway or at the Hollywood Bowl. He speaks Japanese, French, and English. Dedicated to anything he takes on, Kai has also speed skated competitively and took music and violin lessons for 10 years. He now plays the guitar and ukulele.

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27 Apr 2020

Asienne Mag’s Video Interview with Kai!

Kai has done a new interview this time in video format with Asienne Mag! You can watch the full interview below!