Onetime Pussycat Dolls guest performer Christina Aguilera is filming her big-screen debut in the movie musical “Burlesque,” which is being helmed by Steve Antin, brother of PCD creator Robin Antin . Robin said it’s great to see her brother and Aguilera working together on the flick because they bring something special out in each another.
“It’s going very well, and Christina’s great,” Robin told MTV News of the singer, who performed with the Pussycat Dolls revue in Las Vegas back in 2003. “It’s a great opportunity for her, and she’s really talented, obviously. She came and was a guest in the Pussycat Dolls, and that’s how that really happened; that’s how my brother met Christina. … I think the movie’s going to be very cool.”
The flick is about a small-town girl (Aguilera) who moves to Los Angeles to find fame in the big city as a singer. She eventually gets a job working in a nightclub. While Aguilera isn’t an entertainment-industry rookie like her character, this is her first big role as an actress. For those who aren’t sure Aguilera can pull it off, Robin insisted that she has the acting chops, a sentiment “Twilight” star Cam Gigandet recently shared with MTV News.
“She’s doing really well,” Robin said. “She’s very talented, and it’s great when you have a director like my brother, Steve. … He truly is one of the best directors. That’s what a good director is: It’s to get your actress, whether they’ve had experience or not, to be great.”
“Burlesque” hits theaters in November 2010.
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