Newcomer Emmanuelle Vera says appearing on 'Idol' was good exposure and working with Sarah Geronimo was quite an experience.
Emmanuel Vera made her acting debut via the recently concluded teleserye Idol that starred Sarah Geronimo, Coco Martin, and Sam Milby. Emmanuel portrayed the role of Dianne, the kontrabida who competed with Sarah’s characters, Billie and Jean.
Although a neophyte, the aspiring actress-singer became an effective kontrabida and said that she owes it to character actress Malou de Guzman. “I was scared at first but she would encourage me and tell me this is how you should get diskarte and it really helped me a lot,” she said.
The 15-year-old lass explained that playing a kontrabida was quite difficult, notwithstanding that it was her first acting stint, so she is grateful that their director who never gave up on her. “I couldn’t do it right at ‘yung unang eksena ko po 26 takes pero the director never gave up kahit sobrang pangit ng acting ko. After a while you get comfortable na rin you have to force yourself to break out from your shell.”
She described her acting experience as nerve-wracking because of the fact that Sarah is her biggest idol. “It was crazy, my heart would beat so fast every time we have a scene pero they were so kind they, made us feel na parang magka-level po kami. Hindi po sila celebrities. They tried to make us feel na hindi kami baguhan, that we are friends and I appreciate that it creates a good atmosphere.”
Though it was a short stint, Emmanuelle is still grateful for the acting opportunity and the fact that more people recognize her now. She added that she is now gearing up for the launch of her debut album.