Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Melissa Fumero shares her appeal to star in a Christmas movie

Melissa Fumero has been busy since the beloved sitcom Brooklyn nine-nine It’s over.

In addition to Netflix Blockbustershe’s also the star of a new comedy breakup movie Bar fight!.

Set at Christmas, the film tells the story of couple Nina and Allen who decide to fight for their favorite bar with a series of games following a breakup.


Speaking exclusively to digital spyMelissa said she liked that the film was set during the holiday season.

“Every year I love that Christmas movies become a thing and we watch new ones every year. There was definitely an appeal,” she said.

“Christmas is in the background, it’s technically a Christmas movie, but it’s not so much about the holidays. I thought that was fun.

“You know, die hardIt’s a great Christmas movie…”

Talking about her own favorite Christmas movies, she said, “Oh my god, I love Christmas movies.

“I really like Four Christmases. It’s a classic for me, it’s so funny. I really appreciate Christmas Chronicles with my kids, that one is just fun.

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“My friend Aimee Garcia is in a great new Christmas movie for Netflix that looks really fun starring Freddie Prinze Jr [Christmas With You].”

She also explained how her time as Amy Santiago on Brooklyn nine-nine helped her take on the comedy of the film.

“I joke that my time on brooklyn was like going to a very elite comedy school because I learned so much while I was there, not just actors but also the amazing guest stars we had,” she said.

“To jump on something like that, where the pace was really fast and we didn’t have a lot of time to do things, it’s really, really reassuring to know that you know how to deliver the jokes and attack the rhythms of the comedy and being able to keep up with other comedians Luka Jones and Julian Gant are also very good improvisers.

Bar fight! is available to buy or rent now from Prime Video, Microsoft Store and other digital platforms in the UK.

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