Kara Mynor is new to porn but doesn't want to be a flash in the pan. This 18 year-old cutie is considering changing her stage name but no matter what she decides, she wants her fans to know she does her best in every scene. In this interview with XRentDVD's Big D, Kara Mynor discusses her decision to change her name, why she prefers a quiet evening at home over partying and her plans for her porn career moving forward.
Big D: You are a native of Ohio but you now live in Los Angeles. What made a wholesome Midwestern girl from Ohio want to come out to LA and become a porn star at age 18?
Kara Mynor: I've wanted to do it since I was 15 for some weird reason. It's so much fun and I love networking. I love meeting people. People are already telling me that my scenes are good and it is so much fun. My parents really don't approve of it that much but it is what I love to do. I had to drop them. I am really sad it had to happen that way but this is what makes me happy. Living in the Midwest, the people here are very disapproving and I can't help it. I have a son and his dad approves of it so that is all that matters to me.
Big D: So how does a girl that was raised on Midwestern values that disapproves of porn come to the decision to become a porn star?
Kara Mynor: I was regular modeling out in Ohio and it wasn't enough for me. I wanted more and more. I wanted more glamour and I wanted more fame. I started traveling about a month after my eighteenth birthday to Palm Springs in California. I did an internet shoot out there and I loved California. It was my first time there. I started contacting as many agents as I could and found one that I was comfortable with. I traveled out there and met him and everything started happening from there.
Big D: So from landing an agent first, you then went on set and shot your first scene in Service Animals #21 directed by Joey Silvera. How was that for a girl that was fresh off the bus and breaking into porn?
Kara Mynor: I was so nervous but I put all my nervous energy into that scene. I think I did great. Trent T made me feel so comfortable that it just came naturally to me. It was pretty easy. After that I had the feeling like I did great so I just wanted to do more scenes. This is what I am meant to be here for. God made me to be a porn star.
Big D: A lot of girls that break into porn at a young age like you did at age 18 have a lot of restrictions on what they will and won't do. Did you have any of those restrictions and are they still in place?
Kara Mynor: Yes, I still do. I am still iffy on anal. It's my major thing that I won't do yet. I'm scared. It's intimidating to me. I know I want to in the future and it is not an absolute no. I am just waiting for a while because I have to practice and see how I like it. I've done it once before but I didn't really like it much. It was with one of my ex-boyfriends to make him happy. I am sure that if I practice more I will get used to it. I don't do creampies too. I really haven't had any offers to do them. I am pretty sure I want to warm up to everything. There are no absolute answers of no to anything just yet. Everyone keeps telling me to never say never so I've stopped saying never to anal.
Big D: I heard you are considering changing your stage name from Kara Mynor to Kara Bare. Why the name change?
Kara Mynor: When I signed with LA Direct Models they didn't like my Kara Bare name. One of my really good friends had made it up and I thought that name really fit me. They said absolutely not and I don't even know why. They said it was a really bad name. I love it and I am keeping it. Kara Mynor kind of creeps me out. Honestly, it creeps me out.
Big D: So did that agency want to drop you because you wanted to change your name to one they didn't like?
Kara Mynor: They basically wanted to change it to Kara Star. I didn't like that either and I seriously want to pick my own name. I mean it's me, it's not you. I didn't like Mynor either. Skooby from Fresh Talent Management told me this would sell me, blah, blah, blah and would pay off for me in the long run. I'm not in this just for the money. People tell me that I am in this just for the money and really I am not. I've been good with my morals up to this point. It's illegal to have sex with minors so I don't want people to think it is illegal to have sex with me. It just creeps me out.
Big D: Since you are not into the adult industry for the money, what keeps you making adult DVDs?
Kara Mynor: It puts a smile on my face when people tell me they watched my scene and it was great and they tell me I am one of the greatest new stars this year. It puts a smile on my face and that's what makes me happy. Money doesn't make me happy because I could do soft camera but I don't. I want to have recognition from fans and have people tell me what a great job I am doing.
Big D: How often do you work since you are relatively new to the business and sometimes are back in Ohio?
Kara Mynor: When I first started working I was working everyday for about a month. I ended my relationship with Skooby, the whole model/agent relationship, because there were just things that weren't working out. I was representing myself for a while and I actually got a lot of jobs. I usually have people pick me up on the way to scenes. I was moving into a new place and I moved out of the way and out of the Valley. It wasn't working out that well because people were having to go out of their way to pick me up. Right now I just signed with Tim from Naughty Talent so I am hoping to get a lot of work.
Big D: What do you think will be released soon that you will be in?
Kara Mynor: I have done a lot of DVD work that I do not even know the titles of them. The ones that I do know the names are already out. I know I have something going out on Playgirl TV and I hope to shoot for them another time because it was so much fun to shoot for. As far as DVDs coming out I have no idea. I don't even know the names of half of my DVD titles.
Big D: Of the ones that have been released, which scenes did you like doing the most?
Kara Mynor: I am pretty sure it has to be my first scene I ever did in Service Animals #21. I think it is because I had to play a little part in it. It was probably the thing that came most naturally to me. I was there and eating ice cream and ice cream is my favorite. Trent and I worked so well because I really connected with him before the scene. It was great.
Big D: You said you had to play a role. Do you look forward to being cast in features because you have mainly done gonzo work?
Kara Mynor: I love to act. I took acting classes for six months before I got into the industry. I did that before I came out to LA to become a regular actress. I went to a competition for acting while I was actually in the adult industry. I knew it wasn't going to go anywhere but I entered into it because I love to act and I wanted to compete. It is a passion of mine. In front of my friends, I am always acting out stories. I think I am a true entertainer.
Kara Mynor: Working with Michael Stefano is so much fun. For Teenage Peach Fuzz, Kat and I had a connection on camera and she is so awesome. She is super nice so we got along great. It was a foursome between me and Kat, Michael Stefano and Manuel Ferrara. It was amazing because we had so much fun. Michael Stefano made everything fun. I think those are the greatest people that I have worked with so far.
Big D: What about other female actresses you like to work with.
Kara Mynor: I've worked with Georgia X in a film by TT Boy. Ariana Jollee and I were in Be My Bitch for Jake Malone. That was a fun scene. It was so different for me. I never did a submissive/dominant thing in my life and that was the first time. I had a lot of fun because I like being taken over. It was definitely a plus.
Big D: You've done girl/girl and boy/girl scenes. Do you have a preference?
Kara Mynor: I love girls so much. I think I am a lesbian at heart. Guys irk me. I would rather do a girl/girl scene than boy/girl scene. I go out looking for girls usually. For example when I go to the mall I will be looking at girls rather than checking out guys.
Big D: You mention on your myspace profile page to be pretty boring and that you like knitting and writing in your diary in your spare time. Tell me something crazy that will change our minds that you aren't that much of a homebody.
Kara Mynor: I like amusement parks. Is that wild and crazy? I would spend everyday at an amusement park in the summer if I could. I don't party. It's just not my thing. I would rather just chill with friends. Amusement parks are fun. I'm not too wild.
Big D: You claim that you recently discovered you have obsessive compulsive disorder. Is it not a big deal like having to wash your hands a lot or are you like Rain Man?
Kara Mynor: It's not like you think. I have the obsessive part of it but not the compulsive part it. I do rub my eyes a lot when I get nervous. I don't have eyebrows or eyelashes because my follicles are so damaged and they won't grow back. That's the only thing that I have had since I was 13. I just think about situations if I am stressed out and I will dwell on it. I will say, 'how could I have let that happen', over and over and over and over. I just can't let things go that easily. I am going to a therapist to help me. It is getting worse so I need to get it all under control. But I am pretty open about it so talking about it doesn't bother me.
Big D: First job?
Kara Mynor: It was at Wendy's. I was handing bags out the drive-thru window saying 'thank you, have a nice day!' All of my customers said I was so cheery. It was fun because I worked with all my friends.
Big D: First concert?
Kara Mynor: Brad Paisley. And the second one I went to Dusty McCartney after that. I hope Dusty McCartney is my future husband.
Big D: First car?
Kara Mynor: 1996 Pontiac Grand Am that I had to buy myself. But I wrecked it three weeks after I bought it. I am a horrible driver so I never drive.
Big D: What's in your CD player right now?
Kara Mynor: Dusty McCartney would be in my CD player for sure. 3LW is one of my favorite bands of all time. I think they are so talented even though they have kind of broken up. I'm not sure if they got back together because I didn't keep up with them.
Big D: Favorite food?
Kara Mynor: Ice cream, no doubt.
Big D: First porn you ever watched?
Kara Mynor: I never watched porn before I got into the industry. I still don't. I don't watch mine and I don't watch anyone else's. It's really weird. I don't keep up with stars and I do my own thing. Sure I am a porn star and I don't worry about anyone else because I am doing what I want to do.
Big D: Favorite position?
Kara Mynor: I just love to be taken over by guys so missionary will always be my favorite. I just like it when guys hold down my arms and I like to be tied down. It's my new thing. Maybe I am going through a phase.
Big D: Go to the movies or go to the ballgame?
Kara Mynor: A ballgame for sure. I hate movies. I like football. I was playing video games last night and I kicked some kid's ass in football.
Big D: What modern convenience can you not live without?
Kara Mynor: Make-up. I don't leave the house without it on. And a toothbrush and toothpaste. I carry my toothbrush and toothpaste around in my purse. That might come before make-up.
Big D: Favorite mainstream movie?
Kara Mynor: I don't have one. I really hate movies with a passion. I am really fidgety at movie theaters so the idea of watching a movie at home is not attractive to me because they take too long. I would rather watch a TV sit-com.
Big D: Favorite vacation spot?
Kara Mynor: Palm Springs is my favorite place in the world. I love Palm Springs. It is so beautiful. I am actually going there for a vacation in a few weeks.
Big D: Person you'd like to meet that you have not met?
Kara Mynor: Dusty McCartney. He is so hot. I'd bang him so good you have no idea.
Big D: Place you want to visit but haven't yet?
Kara Mynor: I want to go to France. I want to go and experience their culture. Since coming to LA, I have been really interested in the different cultures. I want to go and see how the French live and see how their fashion is. Go to some fashion shows. Go to some cafes.