Cinemalaya star waits for dream role
Actress Sue Prado is the true “queen” of Cinemalaya 2011.
She played various roles in four films at the recently concluded annual independent film fest: a school teacher in war-torn Sulu in Joel Lamangan’s “Patikul”; a drug mule in Joseph Israel Laban’s “Cuchera”; a nurse in an understaffed maternity hospital in Eduardo Roy Jr.’s “Bahay Bata”; and an overseas Filipino worker in Zurich Chan’s “Teoriya.”
In a recent chat with Inquirer Entertainment, Sue explained how she approaches her work.
“Actors go through different processes before committing to do a role,” she said. “I make sure to learn as much as I can about my character before filming starts.” It’s also important to observe one’s surroundings, Sue said. “You absorb what you see and store it in your brain. When a situation calls for it, you use it.”
Sue said she has yet to play her dream role. “I’m preparing for it by observing a lot of people. ’Pag dumating na yung role, marami akong baon.”
Are you open to doing mainstream films?
I don’t see any difference between indie and mainstream filmmaking. Acting is a form of searching for truth.