No one can question the work ethic of Keri Sable. Working tirelessly for close to a year at the tender age of 18, Keri Sable was rewarded for her hard work with a contract from porn giant Wicked Pictures. Even though she came into the business as a qonzo queen with no holds barred she does not plan to slow down now that she is under contract. In this interview with XRentDVD's Big D, Keri Sable discusses her early entry into the business, her chances of winning AVN's Best New Starlett and starting her porn career while still in high school.
Big D: At the age of 18 you jumped head first into the gonzo arena making over 50 adult films before signing your contract with Wicked. What did you learn in the brief time doing a lot of the hardcore gonzo?
Keri Sable: I am really glad that I started out doing gonzo because it really prepared me and made me a better performer.
Big D: What about gonzo made you a better performer?
Keri Sable: Working all the time and having that experience. Having to work that hard and to perform that well because you are one of so many girls in the gonzo market that you have to work a little harder to stand out.
Big D: What about those performances made you stand out enough to separate yourself from the tons of other girls doing gonzo?
Keri Sable: I was just having fun and I think that showed. I really enjoy what I do. I kind of did it all. I was just as genuine as possible.
Big D: You are originally from Buffalo, NY, moved to San Diego and now live in LA working in adult films. I heard you were making adult films before you graduated high school. Is that correct?
Keri Sable: That is correct. I actually graduated as far as completing my credits but I went into the business before my actual graduation ceremony.
Big D: Did you keep the fact you were working in porn a secret at that time?
Keri Sable: Oh yeah. Because I was so new and nothing was released yet I kept it a secret.
Big D: What was it like when you stepped on the set of your first film?
Keri Sable: I was nervous, definitely. I was working with Peter North and another girl (Kendra Allen) and it was her first scene also. I had a lot of fun. It was a weird experience for me. I was looking to have a good time and the other girl was just so scared and nervous. Actually that was her first and only scene she ever did. It was an odd experience. I had a lot of fun with Peter. We actually worked together just one-on-one a few months later and it was really fun.
Big D: Your first scene was with Peter North? That had to be an eye opening experience?
Keri Sable: Oh yeah! I was excited. I was more excited than anything else. A little nervous though because Peter is such a pro.
Big D: How long did it take before you started doing anal, DP's, ATMs and anal creampies?
Keri Sable: I started out right away doing creampies. For me, I had always done anal in my personal life. I am pretty outgoing sexually. A lot of people were telling me 'You don't want to do anal yet , You don't want to burn yourself out, You want to get a contract don't you, It's not a good idea'. A couple months in the business, maybe about three or four months into it I wanted to get into it because I wanted more opportunities. There is so much anal out there. I didn't want to restrict myself anymore.
Big D: It seems that if you swear off doing anal scenes that the amount of work that you are offered is quite low.
Keri Sable: Exactly. I definitely believe it was a really good decision. I don't regret it at all. I am so glad I did it. I feel like I definitely expanded my fan base by doing it. I got a lot more work because of it. The whole 'don't do anal' thing, I don't buy into that.
Keri Sable: It's so hard to pick favorites. I definitely can pinpoint the two favorite companies, the gonzo companies being Evil Angel and Red Light District. I definitely loved working with Jules Jordan and Erik Everhard. I just like everyone. I had a lot of fun and they were all good experiences.
Big D: You were in Squirting 101 #4. Are you normally a squirter or did Axel and the guys bring that out in you?
Keri Sable: I am not normally a squirter at all. That was actually the only time I have done it.
Big D: When you started popping up on box covers all over the place for studios like Red Light District, Digital Sin, 3rd Degree, Evil Angel, Zero Tolerance, etc. Was it then that you thought a contract might be in your future?
Keri Sable: I always wanted a contract. Always. Every person I met was telling me I was going to get a contract. I was unsure because I also heard that if you shoot too much it could hurt your chances of getting a contract. I really didn't know.
Big D: When did you know a contract was going to be in your future? When was it that the light bulb went on that a contract was on the horizon?
Keri Sable: It was after January that I met a lot of people and I was in Las Vegas for the AVN Show. When I got back, the phone started ringing for contracts. At that point I knew I was going to definitely going to take it.
Big D: Wicked Pictures President and Owner Steve Orenstein, once said, "Keri is destined to be the next big thing". What was your reaction when you heard that?
Keri Sable: Definitely very, very flattered. Coming from him that means a lot. I don't know if that is the case. We'll see.
Big D: Adam and Eve and Wicked were both courting you to sign contracts. What was it about Wicked that made you want to sign with them?
Keri Sable: I actually got into adult films after watching Wicked movies. Wicked One with Jenna Jameson was the first adult film I ever saw. I was very familiar with the company and I liked what they had to offer. It was just a good fit for me.
Big D: You mentioned that you were out in Las Vegas for the 2005 AVN Show. Do you think you will be nominated for Best New Starlet for the 2006 AVN Awards?
Keri Sable: I hope so, but you never know.
Big D: What do you think your chances are of winning and who do you think will be nominated that will give you a run for your money?
Keri Sable: I don't know what my chances are of winning. I think it's nice just to be nominated. I am kind of out the loop now that I am under contract. I don't know who is out there and who's doing what. I am kind of a civilian now. I don't really pay close attention to the industry.
Big D: Seeing how you have moved so quickly in the industry is it hard to go out in public and not be recognized?
Keri Sable: I have been recognized a few times where people have come up to me and said something. It's not too bad at all. I usually leave the house without any make-up on so I doubt many people will recognize me anyway.
Big D: You are roommates with Eva Angelina. What is that like sharing a house with another up and coming porn star?
Keri Sable: She is probably my best friend in the industry. We have a lot of fun. She is a crazy girl. She is a fun chick so it's nice.
Big D: You have been a self-proclaimed party girl that likes to smoke out and shop for shoes. Still the same girl or have you changed a bit since first getting into the business?
Keri Sable: I've grown up a little bit. I'm kind of over the shoe thing. I budget my money. I kind of have to now a little bit more. I still like to party. I don't think that will change anytime soon. I'm young and I'm not going to apologize for it. I just like to have a good time.
Big D: How has your life changed from working almost everyday while doing gonzo shoots to now being under contract?
Keri Sable: It's kind of weird because I am bored a lot because I am not working as much. Sometimes I am not sure what to do with myself. But it's nice. It's nice to be condom only. It's nice to not have to worry about if I am going to get shot out. It's nice to not have to worry about when it is going to stop. It's nice having a family and having a company to back you. It's nice having the publicity because I believe since I work so hard there is just so much I can do on my own. I think with Wicked behind me it is definitely a good thing. I pretty much live back and forth between Los Angeles and San Diego. It's really nice to be able to leave and not be wrapped up in the LA scene and to be able to hang out with people that really know me and the people that I love. I really didn't have time for that before because I was so busy.
Big D: Some of the reaction to you signing a contract with Wicked was a bit critical that you would not be doing such hardcore, all sex type films. Now with Wicked it will be condom only and dialogue driven features. What's your reaction to that?
Keri Sable: That's just people's opinion. It's a different audience and market for that type of stuff. Hopefully my fans will follow me in whatever I choose to do. People are going to say what they want.
Big D: Is it strange as a 19 year-old to say that you have fans?
Keri Sable: It is weird. It's really weird. It's weird that the friends that I've known forever will come up to me and tell me, 'All my friends at college know who you are'. It's just so bizarre to me. It's bizarre to them too. But I love it. I love it. You have no idea how much I love it. I love signing. I love meeting my fans. I love all of that. It's nice to know that people like what I do because I work so hard.
Big D: What future projects can we look forward to seeing you in now that you are officially a Wicked girl?
Keri Sable: Dark Sins will be the first movie that I am starring in for Wicked. There is another one coming out called All About Keri. I was in a movie called Eternity and also one called Sold. Those are the ones that are off the top of my head. Also, my website, kerisablexxx.com, is set to launch soon too.