EXCLUSIVE: Chrissie Fit Talks 'Teen Beach Movie,' Jenni Rivera, and Being a Latina in Hollywood

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Are there any Latino stars that you look up to or aspire to be like?

I just met Jimmy Smits the other day, and I just had a fan moment. I was like “Oh my god, you need to play my dad in something,” and he said “Dad?” He is amazing! And Rita Moreno. I told you West Side Story is my favorite. She is a legend and just incredible. I find that a career like hers will be amazing for sure!

What's next for you?

There is something happening, but I can’t really talk about it yet until it is for sure. But for me, it’s also about looking for the work that will not just help my career, but also give a purpose to acting. So I am looking for projects that will help change stereotypes of Latinos in Hollywood. That is where I am at. I am kind of being a little selective in what I do, so it takes a little bit longer, but it's worth it in the end.

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