BAIO'S BACK: Former "Charles in Charge' star Scott Baio says he had some reservations about playing himself in horrormeister Wes Craven's currently shooting "Cursed' for Dimension Films.
"It's a werewolf movie with Christina Ricci, and it was a chance to work with some good people,' notes Baio. "But playing yourself is always fairly risky because you gotta watch how you goof on yourself.' Baio says he told Craven and "Cursed' writer Kevin Williamson, "You guys can make fun of me all you want, but keep it to where it's not completely insulting.' They said, 'Whatever you want to change, let us know.' ' As it turned out, he didn't have to change a thing, he says.
Meanwhile, Baio's award-winning "A Wedding for Bella' (which was released in theaters last year under the title "The Bread, My Sweet') becomes available on video Feb. 3. It's the fact-based story of a corporate man whose true passion is the bakery he owns below the apartment of a couple who are like surrogate parents to him. When the wife becomes terminally ill, he sets out to fulfill her wish that her only daughter get married before she dies. Baio says he met his real-life alter ego, and "he taught me how to bake.' There's also been talk about turning "Wedding for Bella' into a series, which Baio says he'd love to do.