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Princess Punzalan shares secret to her realistic 'kontrabida' portrayals in film

Na-miss niyo rin ba makita sa big screen si Princess Punzalan?

Patricia Matalog
Patricia Matalog

1/22/2021 in News
Princess Punzalan shares secret to her realistic 'kontrabida' portrayals in film

Even after she veered away from the limelight, Princess Punzalan's remarkable acting skills have been etched in the hearts of her fans.

And for her comeback in the musical drama "Yellow Rose," the US-based actress proved yet again why she remains to be one of the great actresses today. But what actually is her secret to her realistic portrayals, especially the kontrabida roles she's known for?

"In everything I do, I try to really pull out some real memories, real people, real characters who were involved in my life," Princess shared during the film's press conference yesterday, January 21.

"If I were supposed to be mean, I try to pull off a memory from the abusive people who have hurt me in the past. I try to mirror [them] or just be like them. And now as a mother, I have so much love and desire to protect my own daughter and that's where I pulled the feelings on how to be Priscilla. I just try to be real as much as I can," she said.

Princess will be playing Priscilla, the mother of Rose (Eva Noblezada), who's imprisoned by the cruel immigration system in Texas.

Although she is doing mainly US-based projects now, Princess said that she isn't closing her doors to working with local celebrities soon.

"Marami akong naririnig na magaganda tungkol sa mga baguhan [na artista] ngayon. Kaya I'd be very excited to work with any one of them [when I come back to the Philippines]," she said.

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