Laureen Uy makes her acting debut in 'Binondo Girl'

Laureen Uy, the younger sister of celebrity stylist Liz Uy, would love to work with John Lloyd Cruz.



4/9/2011 9:43 PM
Laureen Uy makes her acting debut in 'Binondo Girl'

041011-laureen_main.jpgLaureen Uy, the younger sister of celebrity stylist Liz Uy, just joined showbiz as part of the upcoming ABS-CBN teleserye Binondo Girl top-billed by Primetime Drama Princess Kim Chiu. Following the recent story conference of Binondo Girl, Laureen spoke with and shared her excitement about her first venture into acting. “I’m very excited because this is my first show. May bago akong mga Kapamilya. I’m looking forward to working with all of them. This is a big project.”

The 21 year-old, who is about to finish college with a degree in Marketing Communications, admitted that she felt very nervous at the story conference when she saw who she would be working with, like Cherry Pie Picache, Glydel Mercado, and Ai-Ai De Las Alas. “Kinakabahan po talaga ako kasi siyempre nagsisimula pa lang ako. Pero mukha namang mababait lahat ng artista so siguro naman magkakasundo kami lahat.”

Laureen added that her family, notably her “Ate Liz,” was very supportive of her decision to get into acting. “Supportive naman po sila lahat sa kung ano man ang gusto kong gawin. Go for it lang!” She confessed that ever since she was a child, it had been her dream to act on screen. “Passion ko talaga ang acting noon pa. Now that I’m graduating gusto ko na talaga siyang i-try. Kaya napakaswerte ko na ang unang na-offer na project for me is itong Binondo Girl.”

Laureen is already undergoing workshops at ABS-CBN to hone her acting skills so as not to disappoint the high expectations of the public. “Nakapag-workshop na ako. Tuluy-tuloy pa rin ‘yun kaya sana mas maging okay pa ako. Alam naman nating lahat na sobrang galing na actress ni Kim (Chiu). Sana kayanin ko [ang mga expectations].”

Laureen has already put her whole mind and soul into Binondo Girl and she doesn’t want to let the ABS-CBN management down. “When I enter something I make it sure na I give my best. Ngayon I’m very excited, thrilled, lahat na yata ng feelings nasa akin na.

Since her sister Liz is almost always around celebrities, Laureen has already met most of the famous stars in the industry. When asked who is her celebrity crush, she smiled and answered, “Naku! Marami po ‘yan! Ha ha ha!

Is there any particular actor whom she wishes she can work with in the future? “Si Ms. Ai-Ai gusto kong maka-work, and ngayon makakatrabaho ko na kaya I’m so happy. Gusto ko rin po si Mr. Piolo Pascual, at si Mr. John Lloyd Cruz.”