With the explosion of the popularity of the MILF genre in adult DVDs, Carrie Ann has found herself right in the middle of it all. Although she could work her ass off going from MILF shoot to MILF shoot, she chooses to stay grounded and not work herself to death. Carrie Ann eventually wants to work for herself and is taking the necessary steps to work hard as a MILF but not stay so long she becomes a GILF. In this interview with XRentDVD's Big D, Carrie Ann dishes on how she stays focused and doesn't get burned out on porn, gives her take on the repetitive turn gonzo porn has taken lately and how she balances working in porn while maintaining a committed relationship.
Big D: For those that are not huge fans and have not followed your career from the start, fill me on how you got started and why you chose to get into porn later in life.
Carrie Ann: I did a six-page layout in Genesis Magazine back in 2004 and I guess that is how I got into this. I don't work that much and I don't try to work that much. I don't want to get burned out on this. Obviously there is a next step on the horizon for me. You can't be in front of the camera as talent forever. I am just doing it for now as a good way to make some extra money. I am working on other plans in that I have part ownership in another company.
Big D: Do you think expanding yourself to include ownership of a company will eventually take you out of porn?
Carrie Ann: Right now I am in front of the camera but I am hoping later with this company I will try to do some directing and ownership of the content. I am not getting younger. I don't want to be a GILF.
Big D: Speaking of that, it seems that a lot of the DVDs you appear in have that horny housewife or MILF theme to them. Do you enjoy being cast in those roles or would you rather not be type cast as just the MILF?
Carrie Ann: I definitely get hired in that type of role as a MILF. Do I particularly like it? I don't know. I do have kids and that is the age group I am in but I would like to do other things besides just MILF stuff. This year I would like to more magazine work and concentrate on doing other stuff other than MILF scenes.
Big D: Have you had the opportunity to direct anything yet?
Carrie Ann: I haven't yet. I just try to dabble in that with my own website. You know, do your own thing. The company that I own 10% of is a new company. Once it gets going I definitely want to direct for this company. I come up with good ideas and I eventually want to work that in.
Big D: What are some of those ideas that you believe have not been done or are unique to your way of approaching porn?
Carrie Ann: I want some crazy stuff. I want elevator sex. I want car sex and crazy stuff. But it needs to be different than everyone else's stuff.
Big D: How is that going to be different from the elevator sex that we have already seen?
Carrie Ann: There is always some type of twist you can throw in there to make things different. It would have to be different because there is too much repetition out there. It is just a matter of trying to find a niche that is different. Even if it is the same idea, try to make it a bit different. I don't know. I'll work on that when it comes.
Big D: Do you think that because there is so much stuff out there that just looks the same that it is holding the porn industry back?
Carrie Ann: That's exactly it. It could be different girls but if it is the same scenarios, that gets boring. I don't know if people want to see the same scenarios. I know that I am not going to incorporate any type of "pool boy" type stuff in anything I do. I've done that and I just don't want to repeat it. If I do repeat it I want to make it a lot different and make it stand out. There has to be a way to make it different. Whether it is to throw something in here or there, it's kind of hard to find something that has yet to be done already.
Big D: Who are the directors and the studios that you believe share your same ideals and vision for how you think porn should be produced?
Carrie Ann: I think that Nick Orleans of Adam & Eve kind of has an idea of trying to do things in more of a mainstream kind of way. He does stuff in a feature, storyline sort of way. To me that was pretty unique the way he puts all of those things together. Everybody else I have worked for has been gonzo or has been normal type shit. I did work for Brittany Skye and she does a little bit different kind of stuff. Sex is sex and it is pretty much all going to be the same. You need to find something different.
Big D: From the sound of it, it sounds like you are burned out on the whole gonzo, all-sex type of porn. Is it because it is easy work and you can make some good money pretty fast or is it because that is all that is being shot out there?
Carrie Ann: A lot of the gonzo stuff that I do is quick in and out kind of work. It is not sitting around all day long for a feature shoot. The quality of it is what it is. I would like to do more features and more high-end kind of stuff. I'll do gonzo. I don't have a problem doing gonzo.
Big D: You mentioned you would like to expand out and do more of the feature porn work out there. Are there other companies of other directors you have not worked for yet but you have heard good things and want to work with them?
Carrie Ann: I'd like to do some work for Vivid just because I think their stuff is higher quality. Also Wicked or anyone else that does the higher quality films.
Big D: You made mention you don't want to be a GILF and still performing when you are much older. How long do you think you will stay in front of the camera in porn?
Carrie Ann: I don't want to be a Grandma doing porn. I think I will give it a couple more years and then eventually be able to transition out of performing.
Big D: You are in a committed relationship yet you still perform in adult films with other men. How does that work for you to be a porn star yet have a steady relationship while doing it?
Carrie Ann: My guy accepts it because I did this before I met him. He's cool with it even though he doesn't really like it. It's hard. It's hard on our relationship. I am not going to say it is not. We make it work but he definitely does not dig it when I do a shoot. That does not have anything to do with the reason why I do not work as much. When I first started doing porn I did a lot. I started getting burned out and I just don't want to do a lot.
Big D: Is that the key to avoiding burn out is to just not work as much? Or could you work more but still stay fresh by staying out of the porn lifestyle and being more of a homebody when you are not working?
Carrie Ann: I got so burned out on the whole industry there for a while. I just stopped going to porn parties. The key for me is to just not work so much. I just need to keep it where it is not repetitive. That's the key for me. I don't know about everybody else.
Big D: When you are not working, what is a typical day for Carrie Ann?
Carrie Ann: I work at a strip club too. I work there for supplemental income. If that gets repetitive I just go back to doing some porn. I just switch it up because I do not want to get burned out on it all. I want to enjoy what I am doing.
Big D: First job?
Carrie Ann: I was delivering newspapers with my dad. We had over 200 people we delivered to.
Big D: First concert?
Carrie Ann: Kiss, Slaughter and Faster Pussycat
Big D: First car?
Carrie Ann: Renault LeCar
Big D: What's in your CD player right now?
Carrie Ann: Akon is in my laptop right now because I don't have a CD player or an iPod.
Big D: Favorite food?
Carrie Ann: Mexican food.
Big D: First porn you ever watched?
Carrie Ann: I don't remember the name of it but I was a Chasey Lain movie. I used to think she was so hot back in the day.