Empress doesnt mind mentoring younger stars in Shout Out!

With her more than 10 years of showbiz experiene, Empress is considered one of the seniors on 'Shout Out!'

BY RHEA MANILA SANTOS

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

FRESH SCOOPS

11/23/2010 7:18 AM
Empress doesnt mind mentoring younger stars in Shout Out!


After the success of Rosalka, Empress is again busy, this time preparing for the upcoming teen variety show Shout Out! The show will also feature an ensemble cast which includes her Star Magic contemporaries Enchong Dee, Erich Gonzales, and Arron Villaflor, as well as a batch of young, new stars.

The young actress admitted she is looking forward to doing comedy for a change, after playing the role of a hunchback in Rosalka. "Sobrang excited ako kasi matagal ko na rin iniisip na gusto ko i-try yung ganitong klaseng show. Bilang isang artista, nung newbie ako puro soap opera, mga drama lang ganun ginagawa ko. Minsan iniisip ko kung ano kaya kung i-try ko maiba, tapos eto na biglaan sinabi nila na may bago ngang show na gagawin. Naisip ko wow kakaiba kasi wala akong experience sa hosting so first time ko talaga ito. Minsan nakakapag-host sa ASAP pero hindi katulad nito na'nbsp; isa ako sa mga main hosts." Empress said being part of Shout Out! will let her showcase a wider range of talents. "Masaya ako na parang hindi lang pala acting ang puwede kong gawin and tapos binigyan pa ako ng chance ng management ng hosting projects so happy ako na hindi lang pala ako hanggang acting or drama lang," she adds.

Having been acting for over a decade already, Empress is already considered one of the senior members of the Shout Out! cast, but she says she looks forward to being able to mentor the junior members. "Siyempre tutulungan ko sila sa mga basics, yung nung nag-start ako na hindi ko pa alam na kailangan sa mga ganitong klaseng show, yung kailangang maging energetic ka, hindi puwede yung tahimik, ayun so madali na lang sigurong gawin yun," she said. Empress said she thinks being approachable and friendly to the newer talents will help the show become better. "Madali lang naman yun kasi 'lsquo;pag kaming mga main hosts or yung tinatawag nilang senior, kami maki-ki-bond sa kanila or kung papansinin namin talaga sila at magiging friends kami sa isa'rsquo;t isa, magiging mas madali yung work eh. I'rsquo;m sure na mawawala kagad yung pagiging mahiyain nila. Siguro maniniwala ako na manggagaling din sa amin yung confidence nila nanggaling din sa amin para lagi pang mag-grow at ilabas yung confidence nila," she explained.

Empress is also excited about the format of their new show, which caters not just to teens, but viewers of all ages. "Marami silang aabangan dito kasi lahat kami mabibigyan ng mga kanya-kanyang productions. Ako nga hindi ako kumakanta pero mapapakanta ako. Singing, dancing, and may mga games. May mga VTR din kami sa labas. May mga iinterviewhin din kaming mga tao. Siguro kapag nag-sa-start pa lang yung show, bagong bago ang mga makikita nila dito,&