Just got back from Atlanta after shooting FOX’s KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES with Zach Galifianakis, Jon Hamm, Isla Fisher, and Gal Gadot (directed by SUPERBAD’s Greg Mottola). I had a blast playing the role of STACEY CHUNG. Current theatrical release date for the film: April 1, 2016.
Just found out today and had to cancel my trip to Martha’s Vineyard next week. I’m super excited to shoot!
So excited to have booked a feature film through this incredible casting office (Barden/Schnee who cast DALLAS BUYERS CLUB, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, PRISONERS)! The film has a great story with some very talented people on board.
Funny story: I was given the wrong sides (audition material) during the callback, but just took a few breaths, went back into the waiting room area to quickly prepare the new ones and when I went back into the audition room, I said, “Okay I think I have the right sides now. Angie’s sides right?” (note: I was NOT reading for Angie) I was joking about reading for Angie’s side, so there was a pause in the room, and then I said, “just kidding, guys.” and we all started laughing. We proceeded with the audition and I had a blast. Then within a few days I found out I booked the role, w00t!
Starting to love PR more & more! Feel free to check out the links below to learn more about my career and some personal deets!
1) The Arts & Entertainment Magazine: Insight into taking off David Boreanz’s pants in BONES, my upcoming horror variety show and feature film TAG starring Chris Mintz-Plasse in this interview: http://www.eeriedigest.com/wordpress/2013/10/taem-interview-with-actress-jona-xiao/
2) The Building Years podcast: Had a blast being interviewed on THE BUILDING YEARS. Jeremiah Watkins and Justin Alexio are so funny and charming. https://soundcloud.com/thebuildingyears/episode-65-jona-xiao-days-of
3) Actress Obsession: The interviewer, Haren asked some hard-hitting questions. Check out how I responded: http://gornoblonde.wordpress.com/2013/11/02/exclusive-interview-with-rising-starlet-jona-xiao/
Jona’s national TD Ameritrade commercial (voiced by Matt Damon) just started running! Don’t let the financial services company fool you into thinking this is a serious spot, Jona’s “dad” transforms into a vampire, there’s awesome scenery changes, and crazy cool things happening in this funny spot. Check it out here.