Liza Soberano on Hollywood debut, honing craft abroad


Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 29) — Filipina actress Liza Soberano is slowly making a reputation for herself exterior the Philippines since becoming a member of James Reid’s file label Careless Music.

Soberano has been setting roots abroad, because of Los Angeles-based artist administration company Transparent Arts and Authentic Management, who additionally represents Reid.

Apart from connecting with celebrities and influencers, she just lately landed on a task in Zelda Williams’ “Lisa Frankenstein,” her first film venture in Hollywood.

Soberano is ready to play Taffy, the step-sister of Lisa (Kathryn Newton) within the upcoming horror-romantic comedy movie.

“During the time I met Zelda Williams, it was like fate because the day that I met her was the day that Lisa Frankenstein got greenlit for production,” Soberano mentioned in an interview with CNN Philippines’ New Day on Monday. “I instantly fell in love with the story and I knew I needed to audition for it.”

“I filmed a self-tape — my first ever, and we sent it over and I got casted for it,” she added. 

Soberano mentioned the movie will even star Cole Sprouse, and the script was written by Diablo Cody, who was behind different hit Hollywood movies like “Juno” and “Jennifer’s Body.”

“Kathryn is so much fun. At such a young age she’s a veteran in the industry. She really knows how the industry works… Cole Sprouse is very smart but also very funny. He and Kathryn really set the vibe of the set and helped bring up everybody’s energy,” the 24-year-old actress mentioned.

Soberano mentioned she might be working on her new music early subsequent yr, and has been networking with completely different artists all over the world for potential collaborations sooner or later. For the meantime, her appearing profession is her precedence, she shared.

A couple of weeks in the past, she was seen with hip-hop star Jay Park, GOT7’s BamBam, DK of IKON, and Hoony of WINNER throughout her South Korea journey. She and Reid had been additionally seen partying with Fil-Am influencers Bella Poarch and Bretman Rock in Hawaii.

“The whole point of me trying to network and meet all these amazing people is just to build these organic relationships with them so if they’re interested in working with me, it will be a natural and fun process for both parties,” she mentioned.

Soberano additionally mentioned she has utmost respect for her fellow Filipinos within the world stage as they’re those who open the doorways for others from the identical group.

But as for herself, she tries to not focus an excessive amount of on “making it big and representing the Philippines so hard” for now.

“Of course, being Filipino is a huge part of who I am and it is something that I’ll always be very proud about, but my priority now is really focusing on acting and honing my talent and skills, in hopes that people will recognize me as a global actress and artist and will respect me for my craft,” she mentioned. “Then they’ll find out that I’m someone who really represents the Philippines as a Filipino who grew up there.”

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