Nastia Liukin Will Capitalize On Her Gold Medal By Starring In A Crappy Movie
And so it begins.
As we all know, once you win a gold medal in the Olympics, you've got to immediately try and cash in on it. If that means doing budget Power Bar commercials, or appearing on TV shows, whatever, get that cash in your pocket.
Nastia Liukin appears to have answered that call, as she will be in an almost guaranteed direct to DVD movie called "Chalk It Up" with flamboyantly gay comedian Mario Cantone. I smell Oscar people.
Now, don't think Liukin can't act. After all, she did appear in 2006's extremely well-known movie "Stick It!" And by "well-known" I mean "I vaguely recall it." Here's her clip from that movie (sorry, no sound).
Now, something tells that a movie called "Chalk It Up" will either be about gymnastics or billiards. Although I'm guessing Liukin isn't a big pool player, but who knows.
Hopefully for Liukin, this acting gig will spur a series of movies with even more hilarious titles such as "Vault It Up!", "Stick That Landing!", and "Alicia Sacramone Cost Us Team Gold."
Personally, I think she should star in a movie where she hunts down the underage Chinese gymnasts and forces them to confess that they're actually 9 years old. Call it "Operation Beijing Revenge." I'd totally drop $10 to see that.
Mario Cantone and Olympian Nastia Liukin to 'Chalk It Up' [Film School Rejects]