Katherine Reveals What a Shadowhunter Should Never Be Caught Without

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2015 was a good year for Katherine McNamara, appearing on multiple episodes of The Fosters, starring opposite Dylan O’Brien in the sequel to The Maze Runner, The Scorch Trials, and, of course, snagging the lead role on Shadowhunters. But if you compare this year to last, 2016 Kat is kicking 2015 Kat’s butt — in the best way possible, natch.

The 20-year-old actress started off the new year with a bang, starring on one of Freeform’s latest television series, which premiered in January. This was soon followed by her film, Little Savages, which was released in February, and her other flick, Natural Selection, started screening earlier this month. Basically, the redheaded beauty is unstoppable.

And her work doesn’t stop with acting — Kat recently teamed up with DoSomething.org & truth for their Four-Legged Finishers campaign to give pets a voice in the movement to end smoking for good. Here are a couple of the must-know facts:

• Cats and dogs are twice as likely to get cancer if their owner smokes because of exposure to second- and thirdhand smoke — both of which are toxic to pets.
• With the teen cigarette smoking rate currently at 7 percent, the Four-Legged Finishers campaign empowers teens to ‘Finish It’ and end smoking for good if not for themselves, then for their pets.

For all the details on the campaign, as well as how you can join the movement, click here.

When we caught up with Kat while shooting the PSA with DoSomething, she told us all about why she decided to collaborate on the project, and brought who she calls the “fluffy joy” of her life, her dog, Sophie, with her for the ride:

And that’s not all — since we can’t get enough of her hit TV show, Shadowhunters, we simply had to ask her more about it… like the one thing a shadowhunter should never be caught without. Her answer: “Well, I’d have to say two things: There has to be some kind of demon-fighting weapon of choice because we run into demons and other myriad of creatures, and you can’t be caught without your weapon.”

To find out her second response, as well as what she knows about Season 2 and, of course, her work with DoSomething & truth, watch the video here:

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