With a background that spans both screen and stage, Toronto-based actress Christina Anne Aceto is one of Canada’s most versatile young talents. Her latest feature, Ryan M. Andrews’ “SICK,” is another installment of the zombie Apocalypse genre. Yet for this talented young lady, whose work includes everything from dramatic shorts to Shakespeare on stage, it’s impossible to pigeonhole her as a genre actress. We’ll be watching very closely for a screen premiere, but you can check out her acting chops in the trailer below.
Education: The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, NYC
How did you get started on your current career track?
I started kind of aimlessly going to every workshop/acting school imaginable in Toronto, and slowly began doing a lot of theatre. Then it progressed to short films, web series, tv and feature films.
What gives you the most satisfaction as an artist?
I really like the research/creation process that comes with each job. Plus, I’ve been really fortunate to work with amazing people; some have become great friends of mine, too. So, meeting all the cast/crew and learning from other people is always pretty satisfying in my books!
What motivates or inspires you in your work?
That feeling you sometimes get/strive for when performing- either for film or theatre- where you lose yourself, and completely believe the circumstances. It’s definitely not easy to achieve, but if you ever get there once or twice, it becomes a mission every time to get back there!
Do you have a personal work philosophy?
Be respectful, highly responsible and work harder than expected. Be grateful always for the opportunity, and enjoy it!
If you weren’t doing this, what could you see yourself doing?
Honestly, I LOVE make-up, so probably a make-up artist of some kind. I’m fascinated by it. I always love going to sets and picking the brains of the make-up artists!
What are you working on right now?
Just finished shooting a feature film, The Ghost Is A Lie, directed by Jason Armstrong. I will also be working again with writer/director Ryan M. Andrews again very soon on a project I can’t really talk about just yet, so stay tuned!! Last November I shot a zombie film with him called SICK , which will also be screening this upcoming fall.
I know it’s cliche, but if he has a great smile, I notice.
What gets you interested?
Humour. I love a great sense of humour!
What keeps you interested?
Drive/passion for whatever it is you do, intelligence, and again, probably humour. The ability to laugh at yourself and make others laugh is key.
What’s your number one deal breaker?
It’s a tie between rudeness and laziness.
Turn-offs: Ignorance and entitlement.
To stay in shape, what’s your basic diet look like?
I try to eat right, but I definitely cave a few times! I love veggies, fruits and lean meats. I love running and yoga, as well.
What’s next for you? What’s your next big idea or project?
Well, the comedic webseries I just finished is now up and running, called Cut To The Chase ( www.chasefountaine.com), and the upcoming Ryan M Andrews’ zombie flick called, SICK, will be hitting theatres this fall. Aside from that, this fall is shaping up to be pretty interesting, so I’m feeling very lucky and very much looking forward to future projects on the horizon!
Favourite workout tip: Do what you enjoy, unless what you enjoy to do is sit on the couch and do nothing!
iPhone or Android: Haha! I have to say iPhone.
Absolute WORST experience on set/shoot:
Anything that involves starving or minus zero weather conditions is never fun, but it’s always a great story! What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, right?!
I sing in the car. A lot! As in, almost every single time I drive. Is that weird?
Trailer for SICK! featuring Christina Anne Aceto (also featuring Sandra DaCosta)
Follow Christina Anne Aceto on Twitter: https://twitter.com/A_Cto
Christina Anne Aceto on IMBD: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4398974/