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EXCLUSIVE: Miles Ocampo on idolizing scriptwriter Ricky Lee: ‘Grabe sobrang generous niya’

Miles Ocampo talks about what she learned from her scriptwriting mentor.

BY RHEA MANILA SANTOS

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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2/22/2019 10:30 AM
EXCLUSIVE: Miles Ocampo on idolizing scriptwriter Ricky Lee: ‘Grabe sobrang generous niya’


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After shifting to Creative Writing from being a Theater major in college last year, Miles Ocampo admitted she is very happy with her decision to change courses. “Yung happiness ko and yung growth na gusto ko hindi lang on camera. Parang ang saya na makasama ko at kahit nakiki-brainstorm ka lang at natututunan mo na ganun pala nila galawin ang isang project,” she explained.

Miles said her job as an actress does not mean it is easier for her to write scripts, especially about her favorite subject which is friendship. “No, hindi mas madali kasi nung una ang sabi ko ang dali-dali lang nito, araw araw ako halos nakakakita ng scripts simula bata ako so alam ko na yung form. Pero hindi pag nandun ka na, pag nakaharap mo na yung blank page hindi mo na alam paano mo sisimulan. Ang sarap pala ng proseso ng paggawa ng isang script kasi hindi siya yung porke’t may storya ka alam mo na ang isusulat mo. Hindi eh. Kasi along the way alam mo na meron kang madadagdag, meron kang mababawas sa mga naisip mong ideas,” she said.

After being accepted into Ricky Lee’s prestigious scriptwriting workshop in 2017, Miles said the veteran scriptwriter has influenced her a lot. “Because of Sir Ricky parang nagkaroon na ako ng place to express kung ano ang nararamdaman ko. Grabe sobrang generous niya. Parang all out niyang ibibigay ang sarili niya sa inyo and I’m very happy na nagkaroon ako ng opportunity. Talagang pinila ko yun sa U.P. Pumila ako and dinaanan ko yung bawat process para makapasok ako sa workshop,” she recalled.

Miles said her experience has made her become even more confident to pursue scriptwriting. “Yung final requirement ko for sir Ricky Lee ay full-length na script talaga. So yung mga ibang kasama ko ay yung ibang directors na alam nilang nag-Ricky Lee ako sinasabi nila pabasa naman. Siguro wala pa akong lakas ng loob na ilabas siya. Pero meron ng buo, aayusin na lang, papabasa na lang para malaman yung mga comments nila,” she said.