(on when she decided to become an actor)
Kari Matchett: I was 12 and I was obsessed with "The Outsiders" (the book). I felt every single thing that Ponyboy felt. It was so intense for me. I picked up a Teen Beat magazine and it said they were making the movie. Something inside of my head just clicked and I felt I had found a path for this receptacle where I could put all this stuff.
Something just clicked. I came out of my bedroom and announced it to my family.