Hello Gentle People,
The Pinsky team is back again to tell you about EVEN MORE new additions, not to be confused with the 80's hit, Boston-based, Bobby Brown debuting, quintet, NEW EDITION (HASHTAG BOSTON REFERENCE). We're happy to announce the hugely talented, Larisa Popova as Pinsky's grandmother, Marina.
Larisa Popov is the latest addition to our cast, playing Marina, Pinsky's grandmother. IT'S BESHERT [MEANT TO BE]! This virtuosa has a list of acting credits longer than our collective arms. She's been acting professionally since the tender age of 18 in roles throughout the former Soviet Union, until emigrating to the United States. She's graced the stage as Babakina in Ivanov at The American Repertory Theater in Cambridge (you know, the same A.R.T. stage that Brian Cranston just got done playing LBJ on...not to name drop, but c'mon). We felt strongly about casting someone who could capture the essence of Marina's experience, growing up in the Soviet Union while Jewish. We've auditioned many people in NY and Boston, and we know the minute an actor walks through the door whether they work for the role or not. Within minutes of auditioning Larisa, we knew she was the one.
The Pinsky team has been squee-ing with delight since Larissa signed on the dotted line and joined the Pinsky project. We can't wait to jump into production and watch her sink her teeth into her role as Marina.
More cast/crew updates next week, but in the mean time, keep giving us love on the social medias and telling all your pals about the movie!
Kisses on the cheeks like they do everywhere but the U.S.,