Meet Popular Girl: Syd Wilder!
Nov 26, 2019
We got a chance to meet Syd Wilder, the inspiring and talented actress, comedienne, writer, and producer. Her energy and excitement for life is contagious!
We had a blast at our photo shoot in the Hollywood Hills and we sat down and asked her some of our exclusive questions.
Tell us about your most recent project?
Girl Insta-rupted is my Podcast child. She’s 1. I put my blood, sweat, tears, fears and feelings into her in hopes to inspire others as they navigate their mental health and life.
What inspires you to do what you do?
I have a passion to speak my truth no matter how many people I piss off. I love creating content and helping others through what I create.
What is your favorite free time thing to do? (don’t put singing if your a singer or acting if your an actor etc)
I’m not a professional dancer but I very much enjoy dancing when I’m not working. I love to belly dance, I love to salsa and I love to twerk.
What would be your idea of a perfect day?
Spending quality time with my mom, watching / listening to a motivational program (Super Soul Sunday), dancing and going to the spa.
Three people—dead or alive, real or fictional—that you’d like to invite to dinner?
I can’t pick just three! Mel Brooks, Oscar Wilde, Mark Twain, Richard Pryor, Lucille Ball and Jacqueline Susann.
Dream concert ticket (any band, any decade)?
It would’ve been dope to see Nirvana.
This Is Spinal Tap by Christopher Guest
Boots Are Made For Walkin by Nancy Sinatra
It’s impossible for me to pick just one…. Pink has probably been the biggest inspiration in my life.
Last fashion item purchased?
I’m going to sound like such a loser but I don’t care. I bought this posture support device that I found on Pinterest. It kind a looks like a vest. Lol!
If you could only eat one thing from now on, what would it be?
I love squash with cinnamon and stevia. It’s like the adult version of Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
If you could give your younger self advice (knowing what you know now) what would it be?
Do not get married to someone you’ve only known for 4 months.
Tell us a secret/ Fun fact about yourself?
I talk in my sleep. No idea what I say but one time I woke myself up talking. The only thing I remember I said was, “grandpa why are you wearing make up?”
What does Popular mean to you?
The word popular means a few different things to me. I was never the popular kid growing up. I was the tomboy and the nerd. I’ve always been too eccentric to care much about popularity. I do however value my voice and influence. I want to use them to inspire and help others. That’s meaningful to me.
Can you tell us about any other upcoming projects?
I just launched my website for my podcast Girl Insta-rupted www.
I’m working on getting my merchandise together which I’m extremely excited about! It’s inspired by mental health awareness and humor! Stay tuned for the launch!
- Photographer Hellin Kay