01/17/12 - 8:21am
What started as a joke morphed into a small acting part in the upcoming film “Big Miracle,” previously titled “Everybody Loves Whales.”
Maliaq Kairaiuak and her sister, Roxy Madison, both sent pictures with half-hearted hopes of landing the role of an Anchorage waitress in the film. To the Kenai resident’s surprise, the movie’s executives scheduled auditions for them.
“It was an excuse to go to Anchorage for the day,” she said with a laugh. “I didn’t think I was actually going to get (the role).”