How did you get into the industry? Who approached you - or who did you approach - and what made you want to decide to go for it?
I kind of got into the industry by accident really, I never actually intended to end up doing porn or more importantly, if I was the right type of guy to to porn. 7 years later and I'm still doing it. I got into it via one of my friends who was already doing porn, I knew him when I was 17 and we had a bit of fun every now and then, so he knew what I had down my trousers as it were. Anyway, he suggested that I get into porn when I'm 18 and that people would love me etc. I just laughed him off thinking he was joking, so I played along and said "yeah why not". After about a week I'd forgotten about it and life continued as normal. The week after my 18th birthday however I got a phone call from my friend to say that he'd recommended me to the porn company he worked for and that I had a photo-shoot and solo film shoot booked in for the week after. At first I was petrified and didn't want to do it, but then I thought "hell, why not you only live once right?" And that's how I got into porn.
What was it like doing your first porn shoot - scary, interesting, sexy? - And what's different for you about doing porn now that you've had experience?
My first solo shoot, as I mentioned before, was actually quite scary but I eased into it fairly quickly as it was pretty much just a wank in a brightly lit room. However, my first duo scene was terrifying. The guy I was working with had done a lot of porn and was very experienced, I on the other hand was a scared newbie who he had the bad luck to end up working with. I fumbled my way through the scene, not really knowing what I was doing and it was at that moment and the only moment in my porn life where I've thought "what the fuck am I doing here?!" The scene was moderate and I was glad when it was over, part of me didn't want to do anything ever again, but the other part got rather turned on and excited by the idea that people would be watching and seeing me do what I do....even if I did look like a virgin having sex for the first time.
Are there any videos you've made, or directors or performers you've worked with who stand out for you, and can you tell us about them?
There are so many people in this industry who stand out to me, not because they've done the most work or have the biggest cock, but because of who they are and how they effect the industry. Directors like Chi Chi La Rue who are keeping the market going with exciting new products and also the promotion for safer sex in films. Performers like Brent Everett, Michael Brandon and Chad Hunt who have stood the test of time and are still as popular and genuinely nice guys today as they were when they started. And the legends who carved the way for new talent to come shining through in the past few years like it has done. So all in all I can't really pick a singular person from each category and only a single person. There are many inspiring and hard working people in this industry, even the blogging websites and the alike, because without them we wouldn't get that connection between the fans and the performers...and I like that so thank you. Also I do realise this was a very "Miss World" style answer but it was the best way I could put it across haha!
If you had to thank one person in the adult industry for helping with your career, who would it be, and an you tell us why?
That's a difficult one to be honest because there are two people I'd like to thank. The first person is the director who first took that chance with me and kept booking me for work which in turn built up my confidence and ability to perform on camera. Without him I'd be, well...not in porn. S I have to say thank you to him. And the second person I'd like to thank, is everyone who put me down and said I couldn't do it, or I was ugly, etc...the haters. As without them, I wouldn't strive so hard to keep doing porn. Their put downs and rejections simply make me want to do porn more and prove them all wrong. They make me want to fight to be here. So a big fat thank you to them as well.
What's the funniest or weirdest thing that's ever happened to you during a shoot or during sex?
I've actually been lucky to not have anything really bad happen to me on set, touch wood. The closest thing I can remember was when I was bottoming for Gabriel Ross on a film which didn't get released due to the company closing, I was on my back ankles behind my head and Gabriel was fucking me. All of a sudden the bed gave way, I fell through the bed so all you could see we're my legs and ass coming through and my head was on the floor underneath. Gabriel was still fucking me at this point and couldn't do anything for laughing. Another time on set, I had to do some acting and I had to get stage punched, the guy punching me got a little too close and actually punched me straight in the nose, needless to say there was blood everywhere and a slightly broken nose lol.
What do you do when you're not shooting porn? Got any hobbies, favourite TV shows, websites or things you like to read?
When I'm not shooting porn, I like to spend my time with family, friends, because that time is precious. My family mean the world to me and they come before anything else. I have to say I'm a bit of a geek and I do like all things Star Wars and comic based so you'll often find me reading comics or doing something Star Wars based. I'm also a huge theme park and roller coaster fanatic. Yeah ok, I'm a big geek! I've actually just finished reading The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells. I think by now you can tell I love my Sci-Fi.
What advice would you give a newbie who's just starting in the industry - any suggestions on what to do or avoid?
I think the main thing is to really sit and think about it before you do it, is it something you want to be known for? What goes on the Internet stays on the Internet and can always be found, long after you've stopped doing porn. Also do your research, look at what websites and film studios you want to work for, how they treat their models etc. It would be beneficial to a newbie to see if they can find a porn model who has done a few films and websites and ask them if they can give then any advice on studios, but be wary as not all porn "stars" are helpful and don't particularly want to talk to their fans or have the time to bother with them. Twitter is a great way of connecting with your favourite porn actors and finding out who is doing what and their experiences.
Do you friends or family know you're a pornstar? If so, how did they react when they found out? If not, how do you think they'll react when they find out?
My friends know I do porn and they're ok with it, I don't actively tell them about it, if they want to know they ask. I don't force it down their throats. My family on the other hand kind of know but not from my mouth, I had a stalker about 2-3 years ago who, because I wouldn't sleep with him, decided to tell my mum that I did porn and send her links to some of the stuff I'd done. That caused a big rift in mine and her relationship and we didn't speak for about a year. But it's all been swept under the table and we don't talk about it. I think they've forgotten about it to an extent, that or it's selective memory. I don't intend on telling my family about it as its not something that I feel the need to tell them about, there are certain things you don't discuss over the dinner table. And being a good Catholic boy from a good Catholic family (lol yeah right) I have to be good and proper.
What's in store for you in the future - any projects on the way? Will you still be in porn in 5 years, and if so will you still be a performer or do you plan to be doing something else?
So far I have nothing huge planned for the future, I'm not the flavour of the month at the moment so I don't actually have any work coming in. The next big thing I will be doing will be Hustlaball Berlin in October but that's about it. I've been having talking with a website who I recently shot for about doing some more scenes with them but that's it. I've turned my hand to potentially doing a website and seeing how that goes, I've pretty much got the design and how it will work etc all planned out and built, I just need to get it all up and running. Porn is a fickle world and it changes so quickly, I hope I'll still be doing it in 5 years time and I hope I'll be a bit musclier and all that as well, but we shall see. I have already been behind the camera and done that side of the industry before, but part of me keeps getting drawn back to performing and being in front of the camera. I suppose it's the exhibitionist in me. If the opportunity came up where I could do both, work in front and behind the camera and have a creative input, which was a full time job then yeah I'd snap it up straight away.
Where can fans find you and follow you on the web?
People can find and talk to me online at a few places:
Facebook: Kieron Knight
Instagram: Kieron Knight
Vine: Kieron Knight
The list goes on haha.