As a little girl Guistina Chirco dreamed one day of making it as an actress in “Hollywood.” Guistina started her career in her hometown Detroit and later realized she needed to relocate to Los Angeles. While in Los Angeles she landed a small part in a big film that offered great opportunity to work alongside Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg in The Terminal.
And this is what happened next with talent and believing, Guistina got her break appearing opposite Chazz Palminteri in the upcoming feature “The Oogieloves!” With the film about to be released nationwide and sequels planned Guistina is optimistic.”I think it has only begun. My journey as an actress and getting this role was the reinforcement that this is what I was meant to do.”
Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure is a simple story of a loving friendship, a surprise birthday party and a BIG adventure. The movie offers children an incredibly magical experience with these adorable new characters.
In the movie Guistina plays a waitress named Marna. She’s a sassy redhead who loves cows! Marna’s witty and awkward and thinks she’s talented. “She tries and we love her for that,” says Guistina. Bringing Marna’s character to life wasn’t easy. Guistina tried out, got a call back and then spent hours and hours of watching old Laverne and Shirley and Alice episodes to get prepared for the role, walking and talking her new part. Guistina felt she sunk into Marna and began to know her soul. She really connected with Marna. “I have a special place in my heart for her that will never leave.”
Guistina Chirco not only makes her debut in this cute new kids’ film but she is also a part of history in the launch of a new childrens’ franchise. The movie was filmed in Michigan where Guistina and I are both from so make sure you support the movie and go see Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure when it hits theaters nationwide on August 29th.
For more, to watch the trailer or movie times visit www.oogieloves.com
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