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