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The highly anticipated To All the Boys spin-off series XO, Kitty starring Anna Cathcart reprising her role as Kitty Song Covey premieres globally on Netflix on Thursday, May 18th. We were first introduced to young matchmaker Kitty in the Netflix film franchise To All the Boys (2018-2021) as Lara Jean’s (Lana Condor) little sister. John Corbett also reprises his role as Dr. Dan Covey, and Sarayu Blue as Trina Rothschild.

XO, Kitty follows 16 year old Kitty as she transfers to the Korean Independent School of Seoul (KISS) in Seoul, South Korea for her junior year of high school, which is the same age her late mother also attended that very same school. Kitty takes this as an opportunity to learn more about her mother and Korean culture, while also as a way to reconnect with her long distance Korean boyfriend, Dae. The XO, Kitty ensemble cast also includes Gia Kim, Minyeong Choi, Sang Heon Lee, Anthony Keyvan, Peter Thurnwald, with Yunjin Kim, Michael K Lee, Jocelyn Shelfo, and Regan Aliyah.

(L-R) Anna Cathcart as Kitty Song Covey, Gia Kim as Yuri, and Choi Min-yeong as Dae in episode 101 of XO, Kitty. Photo by: Park Young-Sol/Netflix

We were joined on the Popternative show by XO, Kitty star Gia Kim who plays KISS student Yuri. Tudum describes Yuri as a “rich, gorgeous social media star” who is “the daughter of two extremely successful parents: a high-powered businessman and the principal of KISS. She’s a paparazzi magnet, which means she has to keep her deepest secrets close to the vest.” XO, Kitty is also Gia’s first major on-screen role.

In our spoiler free interview, Gia discusses what her audition process was like, including speaking both English and Korean for the role, how she prepared to portray the complexities behind Yuri’s character, and working with the cast.

Watch the full interview with Gia Kim below.

XO, Kitty will premiere globally on Netflix on May 18th with all 10 episodes.

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