Interview: Kristina Ho talks working on Power Rangers: Beast Morphers

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Up-and-coming actress, Kristina Ho, recently sat down with us to discuss her work on the latest season of Power Rangers entitled Beast Morphers. Continue reading for more on our interview with Ho.

Based on the Super Sentai series entitled Go-Busters, Power Rangers: Beast Morphers is the latest iteration of the popular children’s TV series. The series airs on Nickelodeon but only just recently went on hiatus. Some of the more recent seasons of Power Rangers have followed a similar schedule by airing eight episodes and then taking a break during the summer so this isn’t surprising. An exact return date hasn’t been announced but we know more episodes will follow.

The reason we can confirm that more episodes of Beast Morphers are on the way is that Kristina Ho told us so during our interview with her. On the series, Ho plays Security Guard Betty Burke. She works the front desk at Grid Battleforce but seemingly finds more fun activities to participate in with her brother during her spare time.

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In terms of the actresses’ contributions to the show, Ho recently spoke to us about that aspect and more. She teased her work behind-the-scenes on Beast Morphers and mentioned that both seasons were being shot back-to-back in New Zealand.

As to when the remaining episodes of Beast Morphers will begin airing, that aspect is undetermined. We’ll likely learn of a potential release after the Summer break but don’t hold us to that. In the meantime, you can read a full transcript of our interview with Kristina Ho below.

Hidden Remote: Kristina, when you initially accepted the part as Betty Burke on Power Rangers: Beast Morphers, did you know that there’d be physical stunt-work involved?

Kristina Ho: I honestly had no idea that I would have to do stunt work! I mean, I am a part of the comedy duo after all. But I’m in a harness at least once a week flying across the room! And/or falling, tumbling, etc… It definitely can get intense. But I honestly love adventure, so this worked out perfectly for me.

HR: How did you prepare for all the strenuous activity?

Ho: Once a week, before we film our new episodes, Cosme and I will go into the studio for stunt rehearsals. There’s always something new every time – they know how to keep us on our toes! Doing stunts, a lot can definitely make you feel sore, so I try my best to stretch at home every night. And I definitely use a lot of muscle cream! Haha, my back is currently sore right now.

HR: What kind of action sequences did you participate in? Are these more bumbling activities involving Betty and Ben (Cosme Flores), or could she be joining the Power Rangers’ fight? General Burke is her father after all.

Ho: Most of the stunts that I do, only involve Ben and Betty. But as far as joining the Rangers’ fight… you’ll just have to tune in to find out!

HR: What was it like working on a Power Rangers television show? From our understanding, the experience is vastly different from shooting other TV shows, can you elaborate on that?

Ho: Of course! Right when we signed the contract, we knew that we would be shooting 2 seasons, all 44 episodes right off the bat. Most TV shows have a huge break in between seasons, but we’ve been filming both seasons for the past 8 months… and we only have one more month to go! On top of that, we’re in New Zealand – which can be a challenge on its own since it’s a foreign country. We’re away from our friends and family for a long time, but we’ve made our own family and friends here. It’s going to be heartbreaking when we leave and this ends in a couple of weeks.

HR: How much of Betty will we see in Season 1?

Ho: Ben and Betty have a lot of fun moments coming up. I’m really excited for the audience to see her character arc in Season 1!

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HR: Have you spoken with anyone from production about a potential second season? And will you come back if asked?

Ho: We are currently filming the second season! If it were for a third season, I would definitely consider it–I would just have to see what other opportunities are presented to me. If they asked for a reunion episode, I would totally be down. I mean, why not?! I would love to re-visit the country and see the crew we’ve all grown so close to.

HR: Have the physical demands made you regret taking on the part, even in the slightest?

Ho: Not at all! I’m small and short, but I actually love being a fierce bad ass.

HR: On the flip side, do you feel more enthusiastic about roles that involve stunt-work now that you’ve done Beast Morphers?

Ho: Yes!!! I feel ready and excited for anything that comes my way. I can’t wait to see what my next role involves.

HR: What if anything did you take away from the experience?

Ho: I learned that the most important thing is taking care of yourself when you’re working an intense job like this – and to lean on the people around you when you need to! It’s been wonderful, fun, exciting, eye-opening, rewarding, heart touching and of course life changing. But nothing amazing ever comes easy.

It gets hard to take care of yourself when you’re working 14-hour days, 5 days a week. Sometimes your mental or emotional or physical health gets forgotten about because you wake up at 4:30 am, go to the studio, shoot all day, and then come home around 7 pm, and then you have to memorize lines and then go to sleep and wake up and do it all over again! We’re so passionate about our job that we literally give our ALL. So, when things get tough and we feel burnt out, we have each other to lean on. On weekends, we’ll work out with each other, or grocery shopping, or meditate and have deep heart to hearts! Having each other and looking out for each other makes things a lot easier.

HR: Moving on from Beast Morphers, are you involved with any other television shows or movies afterward?

Ho: Not yet! I’m excited to see what my next role will be. Getting to embrace a new character and breathing life into a new story will be another exciting, dream come true.

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HR: Outside of acting, are you contributing to anything else fans would be interested in hearing about? Fitness, Lifestyle trends, etc..?

Ho: Mental health is extremely important to me. I try my best to be open about my mental health on social media in hopes of helping others to feel more comfortable opening up about their mental health. I think it’s hard for a lot of people to open up about their struggles sometimes because it seems like everyone else is doing fine. And they don’t want to feel like a burden or maybe they feel embarrassed. I want to change that.

I want people to feel safe enough to open up about it. It can be really lonely when you’re going through something and you feel like you can’t tell anyone about it. I want people to know that they’re not alone, and that there is always help out there. And that there are many ways and many things they can do to take care of their mental health.

Power Rangers: Beast Morphers airs on Nickelodeon. Stay tuned for updates on the premiere dates for the following episodes.