Kaylee Hottle is a young rising star who garnered popularity for playing her debut as Jia character in the Monster movie Godzilla vs. Kong. The movie got released on 31st March 2021, the movie was directed by Adam Wingard. In the movie, the young girl communicates with kong through a sing language, and Jia an orphaned girl, has a powerful and unique bond with Kong. The beast and the protector take a journey to find a true home.
Kaylee is deaf and fluent in American sign language, she comes from four generations of deaf-related from her father’s side. Before getting into the big screen, she began her career in commercial ads, in 2017 at Glide app public service announcement, and in 2018 is she took part in “10 Deaf Children: One Powerful Message” the call to join the deaf community for equality for the ongoing fight.
Previously Kaylee spoke about the importance of having deaf people appearing in the movies and TV shows, she says “I think that it’s important having deaf actors play deaf characters… because deaf people are aware of their own language and they’re more familiar with the culture.”
The main cast of the movie Alexander Skarsgard, learned sign language from Kaylee Hottle on the set when the camera is off, he says about the young girl, she is very quick in adapting things and very active girl “It’s fascinating how comfortable she is in front of the camera and how quickly she takes notes from the director Adam [Wingard]. He’ll explain something and she’ll be like ‘got it, got it’ then she’ll just do it and everyone’s like ‘the f**k … how did she?’” and added “She’s so professional and just incredibly … there’s so much going on on her face, her expression and the subtleties of that is fascinating to watch”
The producer of the movie “Alex Garcia” talks about her and also explains how they discovered Kaylee for the movie, Alex told having Jia character in the movie was an incredible challenge, and finding the right one too, they have to look outside of the traditional channel to find the young girl Kaylee and who had never been in the film earlier, one of the casting director of the movie Sarah Halley Finn, was able to locate Kaylee for the movie.
Since the movie has released Kaylee has garnered appreciation from both general and critical audience and some of the fans supported and championed her acting debut in the film on Twitter and few of them wrote “In case anyone is wondering, #GodzillaVsKong’s Jia is played by a Deaf actress, Kaylee Hottle and I hope this debut role leads to so many more. I loved her!”
Another user wrote “The heart of #GodzillaVsKong is definitely Jia, the native girl a.k.a Kong’s trusted friend. Played by Kaylee Hottle who comes from an all-deaf family spanning four generations of deaf relatives, her best scene IMHO is when she… oh well, if I tweet about it, it’ll be a spoiler” and another user wrote “So happy watching #GodzillaVsKong and seeing Kaylee Hottle, who plays Jia, kill her role. Anddddd the ASL is accurate!! We love a great Deaf representation in movies! More please! #RepresentationMatters”.
Who is Kaylee Hottle?
Kaylee Hottle is a young rising star who garnered popularity for playing her debut as Jia character in the Monster movie Godzilla vs. Kong. She began her career in commercial ads before getting into the big screen. Her favorite deaf actress is Millie Simmonds and her favorite place to visit is the beach and she is half Korean and half Caucasian.
How old Kaylee Hottle?
How old is Kaylee Hottle? She was born in 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia USA now her age is 9 years as of 2021. She was born to Ketsi Carlson (Mother) and Joshua Hottle (Father) both are deaf. Kaylee has one older sister who is also deaf and three hearing siblings. She is currently a student of The Texas School for the Deaf.
Kaylee’s mother got separated from Joshua. Now Ketsi is in a relationship with Ryan Kelly, both are very supportive of Kaylee’s acting career. Kayle’s mother updated a picture of Ryan Kelly on Instagram and captioned it “Happy Valentines to my love. You love me as I am and you make me better”.
- Full Name: Kaylee Hottle
- DOB: 2012
- Born: Atlanta, Georgia USA
- Nationality: American
- Religion: Christian
- Famous for: Being the young actress of the movie “Godzilla vs. Kong”
- Height: 4 feet 8 inches tall
- School: The Texas School for the Deaf
- Qualification: Pursuing her education
- Father: Joshua Hottle
- Mother: Ketsi Carlson
(Image Source: Kaylee Hottle Instagram)