Coleen Garcia says she wants to be known as a versatile performer.
Currently starring as one of the sexy agents in the Star Cinema comedy Extra Service
, Coleen Garcia says she enjoyed working with former Pasion de Amor co-star Arci Munoz and onscreen partner Vin Abrenica. "Yung character ko si Emerald, Em for short tapos ang code name niya is si Maldita. So siya yung hot head tapos palaging nabibuwisit, palaging nang-aaway. So marami kaming scenes dito na nag-aaway away kami. Tapos si Maldita parang sawi siya sa pag-ibig tapos makikilala niya yung character ni Vin,” she said.
Another first for Coleen was working with director Chris Martinez who also directed the Metro Manila Film Fest entry Ang Babae sa Septic Tank 2. "Nung nalaman ko sa Star Cinema na mag-co-comedy ako, sobrang kinabahan ako talaga kasi hindi talaga nag-co-comedy. Wala akong experience diyan tapos mahiyain pa ako in front of people. Pero nung nalaman ko na si direk Chris yung director medyo na-kampante na talaga ako because I’ve seen some of his work din. Magaling naman talaga siya na director. Ang pinaka-nagulat ako, sobrang bilis. Yung tipong akala namin ang tagal tagal pa namin sa set yun pala take one tapos na. Sobrang husay. Ang sarap katrabaho ni direk, sobrang good vibes siya. Never ko pa siya makitang magalit kahit sobrang hirap ng pelikula, ang lalaki ng eksena. Never siyang nagalit kahit isang beses,” she shared.
While shooting the movie last year, Coleen said she enjoyed doing a genre that was different from her previous romantic movies like Ex With Benefits and Love Me Tomorrow. "Apart from the action and the technicalities of it, na-realize ko na hindi ka kailangan mag-prepare. Kailangan you just need to be open and game to do everything and lahat naman kami naging game din sa mga hinihingi ni direk. Si direk naman was able to adapt to us also. Parang nag daming wala sa script na biglang nadagdag or na-improvise so I think what I learned from my project is kailangan talaga sa comedy just accept everything and be open to everything. Game ka lang dapat palagi,” she said.
After Extra Service
filming ended, Coleen said it has inspired her to try and do more comedies this year. "Sana. Hopefully kasi nagustuhan ko naman. I had so much fun and magandang bali din siya especially kung sanay ka na mag-drama or sanay ka na sa ibang projects. Maganda rin if you’re going to balance these projects with comedy din,” she added.