Victoria Cyr is a Grown Up
Victoria Cyr doesn’t know why the producers of the movie “Grown Ups” cast her. “You always kind of wonder.”
She isn’t complaining, though.
Cyr plays the niece of a basketball coach who has died. Several people have come back to their hometown for the funeral.
Those home comers are played by Adam Sandler, Maya Rudolph, Chris Rock, and a handful of other Saturday Night Live alumni.
Cyr describes her part as a “plum role.”
She already filmed the funeral scene, which she said was difficult, as the veteran comedians would keep cracking jokes between takes.
“It was hard to keep a straight face,” she said.
Cyr made the decision 14 years ago to pursue acting. She decided to follow her dreams.
She moved to Hollywood, but decided to return to Beverly Farms, MA, because she hated the traffic there, among other things. Also, her “beau” lived in Massachusetts.
She still manages to find acting work, despite living so far from Hollywood.
Tax breaks draw many films to be shot in Massachusetts. Additionally, she lives close enough to New York that she can go there for work.
She also sends audition tapes electronically to Hollywood.
She has been known to get roles through sheer determination. She followed the filming of one movie for two years because there was a role in it she was sure was perfect for her.
Eventually she was able to get and audition and landed the role.