Miss Universe fever is far from over. And when we talk about sensational beauties, it’s a crime not to include Liza Soberano on the list.
In her recent public outing, the 19-year-old Kapamilya star talked about her plans this year, her upcoming movie with Enrique Gil, the rumor surrounding her being the next Darna, and of course, the question that people have been asking her all the time: Will she ever join the Binibining Pilipinas?
Consistently named one of the most beautiful faces not just in local showbiz but also in the world, fans have been suggesting that she can easily win the national pageant and represent the country at any international beauty contest.
“I’m not closing any doors. But for now, it’s a ‘no’ for me. I’m content being an actress,” Liza said during an interview with the press when she renewed her contract with Mega Global Corporation, a leading distributor of canned goods and ready-to-eat viands.
The young actress added that joining pageants entails a lot of responsibilities. It will also take a lot of her time because she needs to prepare physically and mentally.
“I don’t think I am capable of doing that at the moment. But there are people who change their mind eventually but for now, I have to focus on my acting career, my school, and my endorsements. I like pageants, I even joined and won one when I was attending a regular school,” she revealed.
Too beautiful to feel ugly
Amid being complimented for her physical attributes, Liza still downplays all the positive comments she’s getting from people. She said she still feels “ugly all the time” and even compared herself to the character she plays in a new movie with Enrique.
In one of the scenes from the big screen project, the young actress tells Enrique, “Am I not enough? Panget ba ako? Kapalit-palit ba ako?”
“To be honest, humans are never content with how they feel and there are some days when you just don’t feel your best. Especially when I’m on my period. …You feel bloated, and you just feel bad about yourself the whole time. I don’t know why but girls are like that,” she related.
The movie trailer, which went viral online with almost 800,000 views since it was uploaded on YouTube last week, generated a few numbers of memes that flooded social media.
“I saw the memes and nakakatuwa (sila). Out of all my lines, I didn’t think na iyon pa ang magiging viral,” she said.
She added that the scene was one of the most emotionally charged scenes in the movie that is why she was surprised to learn that many of her fans were laughing when they saw it.
“A lot of women who have been cheated on will be able to relate to that scene,” she said.
The film is entitled My Ex and Whys and it will be her fourth movie with her onscreen partner. According to Liza, the character she plays in the movie is the most mature role she’s played so far. Directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina, the movie follows the story of how a former playboy (Enrique) tries to prove to his ex-girlfriend (Liza) that he is a changed man.
“It’s a more mature movie and more realistic compared to other projects I’ve done, we’re dealing with real-life scenarios. Before we did the movie, we interviewed some men and women about their relationship. From there, we used some of the scenarios from their stories and kind of established them in the movie,” she told Manila Standard.
From that experience, Li a said that she learned that love is hard and complex but yet it still a beautiful thing. But when asked about her romantic life she only had a few words:
“My romantic life…I don’t know how to describe it. It’s complicated,” she laughed.
Apart from the movie, which will hit the theaters next month, Liza is also working on another television series with her perennial screen partner and on a “very big project” and she clarified that it’s not going to be the Darna remake.
“I heard some rumors about it, but no, that role is meant for Ate Angel (Locsin). I have my own projects and we will have loop tests next month. I’m already training for it as early as now,” she ended.