Despite landing her milestone project, new leading lady Devon Seron humbly maintained that she has no intentions of making far more experienced actors seem inferior than her.
Devon, who has long been known for the tag “Pambansang Kapatid,” made headlines after finally landing her first ever title role in You With Me with no less than two Korean stars, namely Hyun Woo and Jin Ju Hyung.
“Hindi naman sa tinalbugan. Pinalad lang po talaga ako na napili ako ni Direk na gumanap talaga dito,” she said during their movie’s recently-concluded press conference.
The former Pinoy Big Brother Teen Clash housemate underscored that she just feels really blessed to receive the project that had her shooting in South Korea.
She continued, “Unang-una hindi ko naman talaga alam na international film ito kaya sobrang shocking nung nalaman ko na natanggap ako. At hindi lang naging part, naging lead rin ako sa movie na ito.”
Unlike many stars who want to try their luck in the international scene, Devon was just eyeing on something much simpler.
“Gusto ko talagang mag-strive for a better version of me. Gusto ko lang talaga na mas matuto pa sa paga-arte at ito ang opportunity na matuto ng ibang ways of pag-acting,” she said. “Lalo na ngayon na ibang mga lahi at mga Koreano ang kasama ko.”
But what does she think made the producer’s pick her from the other stars who auditioned for the project?
“I’m just being myself. Talagang I’m trying na maging truthful talaga sa kung ano ang gusto kong ipahiwatig. Walang sugarcoating,” she said.
Such was the reason, why, according to her, she gets emotional every time she attends an audition.
“Parang feeling ko kasi every audition ko, para siyang first time lagi sa akin and talagang hindi maiwasan ang mga kaba and ang mga expectations ng mga pipili sa ‘yo,” she said.
Nevertheless, Devon just tries to give her best whenever she gets the chance to showcase her talent.
“Kung ano po ang meron ako, talagang tina-try kong ihugot at ibigay yun,” she ended.
Catch Devon’s first ever title film, the romance-drama You With Me by Direk Rommel Ricafort in cinemas nationwide.