How to break into show business? Well, it helps to know somebody. Northern Virginiaâ€™s AJ Fucito made his first movie at just 5 years old â€” thanks to producer grandmother Dorothy Fucito casting him in â€śBad Parents,â€ť a black comedy about soccer moms, starring Janeane Garofalo and Cheri Oteri.
Favorite part? â€śI like dragging on Janeaneâ€™s legs,â€ť said the first-grader, now 7, recalling one playful scene. â€śAJ loves being in front of the camera,â€ť said dad Paul Fucito, a spokesman for the Patent and Trademark Office.
AJ was the perfect host Thursday as he escorted family and friends to seats at premiere in Alexandria. It was only then that everyone discovered the cruel realities of editing: AJâ€™s star turn as Garofaloâ€™s son was slashed down to couple minutes of screen time, no speaking lines. Oh well! Same thing happened to Kevin Costner in â€śThe Big Chill,â€ť you know. The low-budget indie film is scheduled to pop up on DVD and pay-per-view later this year.