When Liza Soberano was tapped to play Pia Wurtzbach in her life story in Maalaala Mo Kaya this Saturday, June 3, she admitted that it was difficult to play the role.
"Because I don't know how she is in real life. I've never met her before that,” she told ABS-CBN News.
She then explained why she cried while shooting for the said episode.
"Kasi I don't like it when I'm unable to please myself. And I felt like I wasn't able to do the walk properly. So I got pressured and then I started crying," she said.
Pia then gave some words of encouragement for Liza who was starting to lose hope.
"Sabi niya, 'Kaya mo iyan.' Sabi ko naman, 'I don't know how to be as confident as you. I'm not that type of person.'"
"Then sabi niya, 'No, Liza. I was never as confident as everybody thought I was before. I just gained the courage when I did Binibining Pilipinas.' So I kinda got an insight on how to portray the role."
The beauty queen then took to Instagram to praise Liza’s performance in MMK.
“I've never told my life story this way ever before. The most open I've ever been! And I know Liza played the role so well. Oh and here's a fun fact - Liza wore my Miss Universe sash for the part where I win (or she wins). It's the real sash. Dapat lang kasi sobrang ganda mo, Liza! Pang Miss Universe talaga. :)” she wrote.
Now that Liza got the chance to play the role of a beauty queen, will she give it a try in real life?
"I don't see it as something I would want to do in the future. I like watching beauty pageants, seeing other people do it pero for me, I don't think I would ever join a beauty pageant,” she said