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‘Kayo na po maghusga’: Maymay Entrata says she gave her best for her portrayal of an Aeta beauty queen

Maymay Entrata says she worked hard to prove she could do justice to the role.

BY PUSH TEAM

FRESH SCOOPS

3/29/2019 11:55 AM
‘Kayo na po maghusga’: Maymay Entrata says she gave her best for her portrayal of an Aeta beauty queen


With Maymay Entrata topping the charts of several local radio and television platforms with her songs releases, Star Pop renewed her contract alongside love team partner Edward Barber. 

Apart from her music career, Maymay Entrata is also taking on a big acting challenge as she is set to portray Aeta beauty queen Judith Manap in an upcoming episode of ABS-CBN’s long-running drama anthology Maalaala Mo Kaya.

Recalling how she found out she snagged the role, she said: “Sinabi po ito sa akin last week ng February. Hindi ko siya makakalimutan kasi ito ‘yung time na nagsimula ako maghanda.”

Revealing she was traumatized when she first tried out acting, she came to a point where she killed her family members in her head just to let her emotions out to no avail. 

Kasi dati po nung nagsisimula pa lang ako, na-trauma talaga ko sa acting. Parang ‘kaya ko ba’? Kasi nagsimula ako mag-acting mga 20 na ako. So wala talaga akong experience, wala talaga akong alam. Tapos palagi akong humuhugot. Pinatay ko na lahat ng pamilya ko sa isipan ko para lang makahugot,” she said. 

Maymay went to different workshops to further enhance her acting skills.

Pero ganun pa man, sa experience kong ‘yun, dun ko natutunan na choice ko pa rin kung papahalagan ko ‘yung craft ko. So nag-workshop ako. Nagworkshop ako nang nag-workshop. Siguro nagsimula ako mag-workshop mga February 2017. Nahirapan ako. Hindi talaga madali ang acting. Diyan ko mas lalong nirerespeto talaga ‘yung mga artista na hindi pala talaga madali mag-artista. Kasi ako po, as a fangirl po—hanggang ngayon naman—pero sa probinsya namin, ‘pag mga artista hala makeup makeup lang sila. Char iyak-iyak lang sila ganun tapos ‘yun lang trabaho nila. Pero nandito na ako. Sabi ko, hala paano ‘to? Tapos ayun madami na akong natutunan,” 

Despite all the challenges she encountered along the way while filming Maalaala Mo Kaya, Maymay Entrata said she did everything she could to prove everyone she could do it.

Tapos nung sinabi po akin na may MMK po ako, siyempre inexpect ko na challenging ‘yun. So ang ginawa ko, sa mga na-experience ko ‘yun ginamit ko para mas i-motivate ‘yung sarili ko na kaya ko, na ipo-prove ko dito sa MMK na ‘to na kaya ko. Kayo na po maghusga po pero ako po binigay ko ‘yung best ko sa episode na ‘to,” she stated. 

Asked about what she feels about all the bashing she’s getting online for supposedly misrepresenting Aeta beauty queen Judith Manap in her upcoming Maalaala Mo Kaya episode, Maymay Entrata rather chose to share what she learned after taking on the role of an indigenous character. 

“Para sa akin po, natutunan ko lang po ‘to sa character ko na si Judith Manap. Simula nung bata pa talaga siya, marami nang nagtutukso sa kanya. Pero siya ‘yung isa mga aeta na talagang may pangarap. Dahil may pangarap siya, kahit anong mga tukso sa kanya o mga binabatikos sa kanya wala siyang pakialam dahil nagfofocus siya dun sa pangarap niya. Kaya siguro nakamit niya ‘yun dahil hindi siya nagpaapekto sa mga gustong magpatumba sa kanya,” she stated.