Chrissie Fit got into the entertainment business at a young age and has continued to build a very impressive body of work. As a bilingual, first-generation Cuban-American from Miami she is the epitome of charisma. She has style, flare and boatloads of talent as a singer and actress. More recently you might have seen her playing Flo in Pitch Perfect 2&3 or if you are a Disney Channel fan than you certainly caught her as CheeChee in their Original Movie franchise “Teen Beach Movie.
Chrissie stopped by our studio, snapped some incredible photo’s and told us a little bit about what it’s like to be her.
What inspired you to pursue music and acting?
My family is very musical. At every party we would sing and dance so I wanted to do that all of the time since it just brought so much happiness. When my dad rented the movie Grease and Grease 2, I was so inspired by seeing a badass girl on a motorcycle, singing and dancing. I would ride my bike everywhere and sing “Cool Rider”. I wanted to do that. Be the girl on the bike. And I kind of did with Teen Beach Movie. That’s so crazy!
What did it feel like the first time you stepped in front of a camera on the professional level?
Nerve wracking! I had one line on a show called Zoey 101. Thankfully it was just one line. I replayed it over and over in my head. So scared I was going to forget it when they called action. Thankfully I didn’t!
Do you have a favorite career moment?
Definitely being cast in Pitch Perfect 2. Not only is it a project that I love and adore, but I also got some incredible, strong, amazing, new girlfriends out of it. Bellas for life!
What is the hardest lesson you’ve learned?
Learning not to take anything personally.
Who are your heroes and why?
My hero is my grandfather, Miguelito Fit. He came to this country with two suitcases, two kids, a wife, and without knowing the language. He worked two jobs to make sure that my dad had every opportunity he could. He was the most selfless person I’ve ever met, always putting others before himself.
If you could experiment with any other career, what would it be?
A career that’s not in the arts? Probably law.
What are your goals for the future?
To create more content with Latina women at the center. I think that there’s more power behind the camera and that’s why I’ve been writing and developing projects. We need more opportunities to tell our stories.
What is your favorite cheat meal?
Penne arrabbiata or my favorite Cuban meal – rice, black beans, pork, and fried plantains – which is harder to find in LA.
What would your autobiography be titled?
My mom called me a “Lady Girl” the other day and I thought that would be a good one.
If you could pick one song to play every time you walked into a room full of people, what would it be?
Formation by the Queen, Beyonce.
It’s Friday night: Dress up and go out or order in and cuddle up?
Order in and cuddle up! I got a lot of my partying days out of my system while I was in a sorority in college.
Knowing what you know now and having had the experiences you have, what advise would you go back and give your younger self?
To slow down and enjoy the moment you’re in. I’d also maybe give my younger self the winning lottery numbers to give to my mom or something.
Advice to anyone who might aspire to do what you do?
Go to school and educate yourself! The most important thing for you to do is get an education. If you’re able to, get yourself a decent camera and start creating your own stuff. Learn how to write a script and how to edit. Create your own lane, don’t follow someone else’s lead and don’t take no for an answer!
For more on Chrissie Fit follow her @chrissiefit