Like many pop starlets, Mya — best known for "My Love Is Like... Wo" — wants to be a movie star. She sang "Lady Marmalade" in the musical spectacle Moulin Rouge! and had a brief cameo as a merry murderess in Chicago. Currently, the sultry singer croons in Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, in which she appears as a nightclub performer.
"This is actually the first time I'm appearing in the movie and on the soundtrack," Mya tells TV Guide Online. "[My song] is a significant moment in the movie."
Despite her brief — blink and you missed it! — screen appearance, she was still thrilled to do it. No doubt part of her joy was shooting in Havana's lush location. "I got to go to Puerto Rico and have fun," the 24-year-old says. "It was a little bit of work and vacation."
Another plus for Mya's latest acting gig was working with JoAnn Jansen — the choreographer whose life story inspired the Havana Nights tale. She also choreographed the upcoming Shall We Dance remake, which features Mya in her most challenging role yet.
"There was the paso doble, the waltz, the tango and the cha-cha," Mya says of Shall We's demanding dance numbers. "Thank God JoAnn was there!"