Melissa Ricks wants to do more mature roles from now on

'Nasaan Ka Elisa?' star Melissa Ricks admits she wants to say goodbye to her teenybopper image.

BY RHEA MANILA SANTOS

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11/4/2011 8:15 AM
Melissa Ricks wants to do more mature roles from now on


110411-melissa_main.jpgAfter settling into her role as the seemingly perfect yet mysterious daughter in her primetime series Nasaan Ka Elisa?, Melissa Ricks said she does not feel pressured by playing a more mature character. “Sobrang happy kasi natatakot ako nung una kasi baka hindi matanggap ng tao kasi it’s a different kind of story na medyo daring. It’s a different me. Pero natuwa ako na madaming na-hook, madaming kumapit dun sa kuwento namin. Hindi ko masyadong dinidibdib. Basta I do my best sa role na yun, I attack it the way na I can and sana magustuhan ng tao yung mga ginagawa ko and yun lang. Nagustuhan naman nila so I’m very, very happy,” she admitted.

The 21-year-old Fil-Am beauty revealed that earlier this year she had already decided to make it known that she wants to go for more grown-up roles for her future projects. “Prior to Nasaan Ka Elisa?, nakipag-meeting na ako with management. I told them that I’m not a kid anymore, na I wanted more mature roles. I want to grow up not only as a person pero as an actress as well. After that meeting, siguro mga two months later, binigyan ako nitong project and isang napakagandang project naman ang binigay sa akin so hindi ko naman tatanggihan yun,” she recalled.

But Melissa is quick to clarify that she will also start considering doing sexier or more daring roles too. “Starting from Nasaan Ka Elisa? siguro hanggang dito lang muna yung mature roles ko (laughs). Huwag naman tayo masyado mag-ano ng mga sexy, ganyan. Basta if the role calls for a scene na importante, na ikakaganda ng kuwento, why not?” she said.

Melissa also said that she will still be open to younger roles as long as it is written well. “Basta bagay, kasi hindi na bagay sa akin yung mga pa-OMG, OMG, or mga ganun na mga linya na mga kikay so siguro mamimili din naman ako ng mga roles na babagay naman sa age ko,” she added.

Melissa also admitted that she is grateful to be part of a stellar cast which includes Albert Martinez, Agot Isidro, and Vina Morales. “Lahat sila super supportive and lahat sila mahuhusay na artista. May mapupulot ka talaga sa bawat isang eksena ‘pag kasama mo sila. They really try to help you. Hindi ka nila sinasapawan, gina-guide ka nila in each and every scene,” she said.

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