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Get to know 'Yellow Rose' star Eva Noblezada and her Filipino roots!

Eva's grandparents were from Maguindanao and Iloilo!

Patricia Matalog
Patricia Matalog

1/21/2021 in News
Get to know 'Yellow Rose' star Eva Noblezada and her Filipino roots!

Internationally acclaimed film "Yellow Rose" is finally coming to the Philippines!

And before we get to see this masterpiece, the star of the show Eva Noblezada shared more about herself during the press conference of the film earlier today, January 21.

For those who didn't know, the American actress actually has Filipino roots, and her grandparents were both born in the country.

"My Lola was from Upi (a municipality in Maguindanao) in Mindanao and my Papa was from Iloilo. And they moved together when they got married in Bacolod," she revealed.

"My Papa was a soldier, and he sent my Lola and my father to America. So my dad was born in Guam. He sent my Lola and my dad who had just been born, she was pregnant [then] with my uncle, and they moved to San Diego, California. And my Papa would send money to them for months and months, and they finally joined them when the war was done," she added.

Eva also admitted that she's never been to the Philippines because of her hectic schedule, but she's open to doing acting projects in the local industry.

"What I'm hoping to do is go as soon as I'm able to and see what kind of things (projects) I can be a part of there," she said.

"And just meet people, and go watch theater, and meet my family and friends, and the community there. I wanna make sure that I'm there for at least three weeks to experience the beautiful country and visit the islands. I just wanna experience it all," she added.

Helmed by Filipino-American filmmaker Diane Paragas, "Yellow Rose" also stars Broadway Diva Lea Salonga and Filipino actress Princess Punzalan.

It will be streaming this January 29 on the following platforms: KTX.ph, Iwant TFC, Cignal PPV, and Sky Cable PPV.

Bagong sine, now na!

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