FOX Q&A: Ryder Skye

Posted on: September 19, 2008 By: Fenris - Comments ( zero )

FOX: How does a typical day start for Ryder Skye?

Ryder Skye: I wake up, go take a shower and grab my stuff and head out to the set. I always pack everything I need the night before so I just throw it in the car and go. Once I get on set, I check out what I’m doing that day and take care of…uh…anything that I need to take care of.

What have you got on your plate for this week? Are you doing any filming?

I’m working entirely mainstream this week up until Sunday, then I’m shooting a scene for Wicked. I was an extra for Everybody Hates Chris today.


Yeah. I work mainstream background all the time, I was working background before I became an adult actress. I did the new 90210 series this week as well.

That’s crazy! I had no idea you were doing background work! I knew about the Sex and the City shot, but I didn’t know about any of these other shows.

They weren’t big parts, because I normally just work background. But I worked on Californication too, as well as Dexter.

You’re killing me, Ryder. I love that show! All I want to do is pump you for details on Dexter now! What did you do in Dexter?

I was in a scene where I was participating in strip beer pong. I didn’t have any lines but I was a major part of the scene.

That’s awesome. That’s such a great show to be a part of.

It’s my favorite part of doing mainstream background work. They treat you like shit and the pay isn’t that great, but you can be sitting there watching the show and go “Hey, that’s me!”

I can’t argue with that at all, that’s got to be a really nice feeling. Speaking of really nice feelings, what’s your favorite part of being an adult film star? What’s your least favorite?

The best part of being an adult star, being in porn really, is having control over your life. There’s lots of work out there to be had if you have your act together, so you don’t need to take every job if you don’t want to. You don’t have to take the abuse that you would take in any other job. I used to have a job selling annuities to people on the phone. I had to train for a month before I could do it and people got so angry and abusive with me when I was working with them.

I can completely understand that. When people are talking on the phone they say things that they wouldn’t dream of saying in person.

Well, they were calling me about their money, so they naturally are going to be more upset than normal. I can understand why they would be upset. But that’s why it’s nice to work in the adult film industry, nothing like that ever happens to me now.


Oh! And I really enjoy the sex! A lot!

Is there anything you don’t like about working in the film industry?

Well, sometimes you have to work with people that you don’t like.

I think that happens with any job, doesn’t it?

Yes, but you don’t have to have sex with people you don’t like in other jobs.

That is very, very true. Okay, so moving on, you’re off set and away from L.A. Nobody knows who you are or what you do for a living. What does Ryder Skye go do with some free time and a little privacy?

I don’t know. I might go to the gym and work out, or go shopping. I’m not really very good at having spare time. I guess if I had nothing else to do I would sit on the couch and rewatch the X-Files. That’s what I’m right in the middle of doing now anyways.

What did you think of the new X-Files movie?

Omigod, it’s terrible! It just sucked! I was embarrassed watching that film, it’s not even an X-File!

I think they waited too long for that one. Like seven years too long.

I think they rushed the script to get it done before the writers strike. I think it really hurt the final film.

Let’s suppose you’ve been put in charge of a scene, you can decide on the talent, pick the director and film crew and design the scene from the ground up. Who’s in the scene and what are you doing in it?

I’m in charge of the scene? What do you mean? Like mainstream or porn?

Either or. It’s your scene, you can do whatever you want in it.

I don’t think I’d cast anyone specifically except for Lindsay Meadows, and I’d do a music video porn! That would be really cool! If I could find a way to do it, I’d dub in some Stones or Zeppelin for it.

That is so not the standard porn answer I was expecting. [Ryder laughs] You’ve got two pieces of artwork on your left shoulder and lower back. Do you think you might get more? Do these cause any problems on shoots, or has the industry pretty much adapted to the reality that ink is a common and popular thing for people to do now?

I may eventually get more. But as long as I’m in porn I won’t get anymore, it’s already cost me work just having those two small pieces.

Seriously? People actually told you they didn’t want you in a scene because of those tattoos?

They told me right to my face. They’re somewhat accepted, but the less ink you have the better off you are in this business.

I’m still a little stunned that someone turned you down based on that.

Well, it happens.

Who are your best friends in the adult film industry? How did you meet them?

Lindsay Meadows, she’s my best friend. September Dawn, she was my agent before I started working with Mark (Spiegler) and I loved her. Barrett Blade he got me into the Wicked stuff I’m doing now and I really appreciate him for that. I really don’t make a lot of friends in the business because I’m a big homebody. I don’t really go partying or anything, I just stay home a lot. School and work keeps me really busy, so I have a lot more acquaintances than I have really good friends.

Without naming any names, do you have any good stories from shoots?

Well, there was one guy that I was doing a scene with, and he came up to me beforehand and asked me what my No List was…

You mean like talent?

No, I mean things I don’t like doing in a scene, where I don’t like to be touched and stuff. So I explained my entire list, and then he gave me his entire No List. After that, we started the scene and he did every single thing that I asked him not to do. It was pretty upsetting.

Really? What a jackass.

It happens. Most of the male talent that I work with are great, just really professional and considerate. That guy was the only exception.

Tell me one thing about Ryder Skye that nobody would know.

Well, I actually suffer from Stage Fright!

Oh, come on! You? Stage Fright? I find that pretty hard to believe.

I’m pretty insecure and a big klutz. I’m always bumping into things and I’m always afraid that I’m going to screw things up. Once we get rolling I’m fine, but until we do I’m just a wreck.

I see from your website that you seem to favor clips for sale and VOD, do you feel these are more lucrative than the standard website subscription? Does it help you produce content better by seeing what sells and what doesn’t?

It hasn’t made me any money, I make nothing off that. I mean, I feel it could actually be very lucrative to make individual clips, but with school and scenes and working background for mainstream I don’t have the time that I need to make enough content for that.

What about dancing?

I have danced previously but it wasn’t as a feature dancer. I’m not dancing currently and I’m not sure that I want to invest the time and effort it would take for me to be a feature dancer. I love dancing, I love the moves, but it’s not something I’m interested in doing right now.

How did the Sex and the City cameo come about? Did you meet any of the celebrities? How were you treated on the set? Would you do it again?

I was in the point of view sex scene, and we shot it on the last day of filming. I didn’t get to meet any of the big stars unfortunately, but it was great because that shoot got me my SAG card, and that’s a great thing to have.

What do you think you might do after you finish your adult film career? Is there any field you think you might do really well in?

Well, it’s a long way off because I just switched my major, but I’m working towards becoming a marriage counselor or a sex therapist. You can’t do porn forever.

It might be a little bit of a dip in your income for you to change careers like that.

Oh, I don’t know. A therapist can make a lot of money.

Actually, you’re right. I hadn’t considered that. Anything you’d like to say to your fans before you go?

Thank you for watching my stuff! I hope it was as enjoyable for you to watch as it was for me to make!





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