In a roundtable interview, Liza Soberano talked about how she admired Alexandra Trese for being able to make difficult decisions.
It’s only several days before the release of the highly anticipated animation of the Filipino graphic novel, Trese. It is created by Budjette Tan and KaJO Baldisimo. Created for the screen by Jay Oliva, the writer for Wonder Woman and The Legend of Korra.
Set in Manila, mythical creatures of Philippine folklore live in hiding amongst humans. Detective Alexandra Trese finds herself going head-to-head with a criminal underworld composed of malevolent supernatural beings. Half-Filipina Shay Mitchell in the English language version. Liza Soberano, on the other hand, voices her in the Filipino language version.
When told about a potential interview with Liza, I only felt excited. This has become one of the rare chances that Netflix picked up Filipino creation for an animated series. It revolves around Philippine myth and culture set in the Philippines.
How is Alexandra Trese different from the character that Liza has played? If she inherits the trait, what will she do with it?
Liza was quick to answer the question, saying.
“I believe that we’re both brave. But our differences… she does not hesitate. She doesn’t hesitate when there is a mission, an investigation given to her, or when she has to face these scary beings. Me, although I tend to be pretty brave and not back down from anything, especially if I know what I’m doing is right, I still have these hesitations.”
She was also quick enough to give an example of an instance when she hesitated to do something.
“Like for example—with accepting Trese. Because it was out of my comfort zone, I was hesitant at first to accept it because I didn’t wanna fail.”
Liza described how Alexandra Trese is different from her and how she admired her confidence.
“Alexandra Trese naman, for some reason, I guess she’s confident that she’s not gonna fail, but of course, we always have room for error and I’m pretty sure she has that in the back of her mind. But she’s not hesitant because she knows what her mission is, she knows what her destiny is, and she won’t let anybody stop her to achieving that goal or whatever it is that she is trying to reach.”
In the end, she bared her soul out and shared how she wanted to improve herself, seeing Alexandra Trese as a strong female figure.
“With me, I’m still learning to become that brave and confident with myself. So, yeah I’m taking pointers from Alexandra.”
Liza Soberano perfectly embodies Alexandra Trese and people couldn’t wait to see her take on it. Be sure to catch it on Netflix on June 11, 2021!
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