Cinemalaya star waits for dream role1 min readReading Time: < 1 minute
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.