Cinemalaya star waits for dream role
Actress Sue Prado is the true â€œqueenâ€ 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 Lamanganâ€™s â€œPatikulâ€; a drug mule in Joseph Israel Labanâ€™s â€œCucheraâ€; a nurse in an understaffed maternity hospital in Eduardo Roy Jr.â€™s â€œBahay Bataâ€; and an overseas Filipino worker in Zurich Chanâ€™s â€œTeoriya.â€
In a recent chat with Inquirer Entertainment, Sue explained how she approaches her work.
â€œActors go through different processes before committing to do a role,â€ she said. â€œI make sure to learn as much as I can about my character before filming starts.â€ Itâ€™s also important to observe oneâ€™s surroundings, Sue said. â€œYou absorb what you see and store it in your brain. When a situation calls for it, you use it.â€
Sue said she has yet to play her dream role. â€œIâ€™m preparing for it by observing a lot of people. â€™Pag dumating na yung role, marami akong baon.â€
Are you open to doing mainstream films?
I donâ€™t see any difference between indie and mainstream filmmaking. Acting is a form of searching for truth.