Pia Mia to make acting debut in ‘After’

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Life is about to get even busier for multi-platinum recording artist, songwriter and actress Pia Mia.

The Guamanian singer, songwriter, and model will make her big screen acting debut and perform the original song “Bitter Love” in Aviron Pictures‘ (Cold War) highly anticipated new teen romantic drama After.

Based on the best-selling YA novel of the same name by Anna Todd which boasts over a billion reads, After centers on ‘Tessa Young’ (Josephine Langford), a dedicated student, dutiful daughter and loyal girlfriend who embarks on a journey of self-discovery and sexual awakening upon entering college where she meets ‘Hardin Scott’ (Hero Fiennes Tiffin), a mysterious and brooding rebel who makes her question all she thought she knew about herself-and what she wants out of life.

Pia will play the role of Tristan, Tessa’s new friend at school who is level-headed and the moral compass of their friend group. Pia’s newest single, the incredible power ballad “Bitter Love” will also be featured on the film’s soundtrack as an independent artist. Take a look at the trailer below:

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Born and raised on Guam, Pia fell in love with music and performing at an early age. She joined school and community musicals and theater and began to post covers of her musical performances on YouTube. Almost instantaneously becoming a viral sensation, she moved to Los Angeles and signed with Grammy Award-winning producer, Babyface.

In 2013, Mia performed a cover of Drake’s song “Hold on We’re Going Home” for Drake and Kanye West. That same year, Ryan Seacrest debuted her independent single, “Red Love.” At the age of 17, she formed Wolfpack Entertainment, a recording label, signing herself as its first artist, and then signed with Interscope Records.

Billboard Magazine named her one of eight “acts who will help define 2014.” She released her debut EP, “The Gift,” collaborated with Chicago’s Chance the Rapper for the soundtrack to the original motion picture Divergent, and released “On My Mind” which appeared on “NOW That’s What I Call Music! Vol. 50.”

Besides Pia Mia, After stars Hero Fiennes-Tiffin, Josephine Langford, Selma Blair and Peter Gallagher. The film is set for a wide-release in theaters worldwide on Friday, April 12th.

Source: Anderson Group

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