Pamilya Ko actress Alyssa Muhlach may seem like a newcomer in showbiz. But no, she isn’t. In fact, showbiz runs in her blood.
The daughter of former PBA star Paul Alvarez and actress Almira Muhlach, she currently stars in Star Cinema’s latest Halloween offering, Hellcome Home.
Sharing how being part of a prominent family comes with pressure, she said: “Yeah. As in anytime. You know, when this movie was given to me actually, ang una kong thought when I met up with Direk is ‘Direk kaya ko ba talaga ‘to?
“Because kasama ko dito Dennis Trillo, Beauty Gonzalez, Raymond Bagatsing. Parang they’re really mabibigat na names na magagaling talaga na artista na parang hello sino ba ako para sumabay sa kanila and of the leads for this film,” she added, sharing the kind of pressure she felt working with the more experienced actors.
According to Muhlach, she always makes sure that she gets to deliver what’s asked from her by going through different workshops.
“And ayun nga, I take it na lang as an opportunity to motivate myself to prove na I can deliver with what’s expected of me,” she stated.
She also shared all her preparations in each project that she does before going to set.
“Kaya in order to do that, ang rami kong preparations na ginagawa. Like I went through acting workshops, one-on-one for my role specifically, Marcy Villareal. I did discussions with Direk Bobi (Bonifacio) about how he wants me to portray Marcy Villareal,” she said.
“Every time bago mag-eksena when we do rehearsal takes, I show Direk Bobi rin ‘yung mga notes ko about how I want to attack the scene tapos pinag-uusapan namin kung ano ang mga dapat ibahin or okay yan,” she added.
She went on: “I make sure na I’m ready in the technical side para when nag-take na, emotions na lang siya and how to deal with the character, how to deliver what’s expected of the sequence.”
Having been given the chance to be part of the Kapamilya network, she shared how motivated she is to better hone her craft after getting the chance to work with high-caliber actors.
“Yeah ang rami. Parang anyone naman I can work with. I’m really grateful whoever it is na makakatrabaho ko. Kasi you also get to learn from your co-actors. And at the same time, it has always been my dream to be in the Kapamilya network. Kasi lahat ng magagaling na artista, magagaling talaga. Kaya nga marami ring gumagaling dito kasi ‘yung mga nakakasama mo, magagaling. So parang kailangan mo talaga i-push sarili mo na kailangan mong galingan kasi kailangan mong pantayan sila sa eksena. Hindi pwedeng kulang ka. Sila ginagawa nila part nila tapos ikaw hindi,” she said.
She also shared that she hopes to work with the rest of the Muhlach clan in the future.
“I want to be able to work with my family. My Tito Aga, my Tita Arlene. Parang it’s going to be interesting. My mom, my Tito Niño. At tsaka iba-iba rin kasi sila ng genre if you think about it. My Tito Aga is more on drama. Tita Arlene’s more on comedy and Tito Niño. My mom rin is medyo drama-kontrabida. So iba-iba rin sila ng characters. So it would be intersting rin siguro if we’d all be like in one project together,” she said.
“Parang ako lang. Parang gawa tayo ng project. Keeping Up with the Muhlachs,” she added in jest.
She went on: “Tapos may mga bata pa kami. I have si Kuya AJ Muhlach, si Andrew, si Alonzo. So it’s really of all ages na iba-iba ang mga ginagawa sa showbiz.”
Meanwhile, Hellcome Home, a supernatural thriller starring Dennis Trillo, Beauty Gonzalez, and Raymond Bagatsing, among others, is set to hit cinemas on October 30.