Is Empress ready to be the next horror princess?

'Dalaw' star Empress talks about being compared to certified horror princess Maja Salvador.

BY RACHELLE SIAZON

FRESH SCOOPS

12/24/2010 8:07 AM
Is Empress ready to be the next horror princess?


After playing a significant role in Dalaw, a lot of people are wondering if Empress is following in the footsteps of Maja Salvador who was first dubbed as a Horror Princess because of her remarkable portrayal in Sukob. But Empress claimed that she still has a long way to go before she can earn that title. "Hindi kasi second time ko pa lang ito mag-horror. And ito yung horror na first time talaga na yung role ko parang si Maja nga doon sa dating movie ni Ms. Kris Aquino. Pero I am sure magkaiba naman kami. Kasi ako wala pa talagang experience sa mga horror films. Alam ko naman na marami pa akong aaralin pagdating diyan. Pero sa akin naman willing ako i-accept lahat ng klaseng roles mapa-comedy, horror or drama," she told Push.com.ph during the premiere night of Dalaw last December 19.

Empress also dismissed rumors that her group Chiurigogobaschu'rsquo;s so-called conflict with Maja might get worse now that she'rsquo;s being compared with the pretty actress/dancer. "Alam mo ganyan talaga 'lsquo;yan, paikot-ikot lang talaga [yung intriga]. Wala naman ako kailangang intindihin or problemahin kasi nga tulad ng sinasabi ko kung anong meron ako, ako lang iintindi nun. Kung ano mang negative issues 'lsquo;di ko na pinapansin. Mas gusto ko mag-focus kung paano mag-improve as an actress at makita kung anong strengths and weaknesses ko. Hindi ko na kailangang pansinin kasi lalo lang lalala kung ini-entertain ko pa yun."

In the meantime, the 17-year-old was just so happy knowing that all her hard work in Dalaw was worth it because the movie proved to be an effective horror film. "Talagang pinagpaguran naming gawin itong movie. Like kailangan maghintay sa mga effects kasi 'lsquo;pag 'lsquo;di ready yung ganito hindi namin magagawa yung eksena ng maayos. Mahirap pero nakakatuwa na ma-experience yung paggawa ng horror film. Kaya saludo ako kay Ms. Kris na Queen of Horror movies dito sa Pilipinas. Lahat naman ng hirap ni Ms. Kris at buong team talagang sulit kasi alam namin kung gaano kaganda kinalabasan movie."