With her latest film Finding Agnes now available for streaming on Netflix starting November 30, Sue Ramirez said she was happy to do a different kind of character that veers away from her past roles like playing a prostitute in last year’s Cuddle Weather and a social media influencer in the digital film Love Lockdown which was released earlier this year.
In Finding Agnes, Sue plays the role of Cathy, an independent young woman who was born and raised in Morocco. “I accepted this role because I wanted to do something lighter than my previous roles that I’ve done. Kung mapanuod niyo yung film kasi, it’s not the heavy drama type. It’s a very quiet film and it’s something new for me to express emotion through parang mas quiet na approach. Parang sometimes it’s not always about splurging and giving out all the emotions in a big way. Sometimes yung hurt nasa pinaka maliliit na nuances, nandun sa mas pinakmaliliit na emotions, pinakamaliliit na acting. So aside from of course, getting to shoot in Morocco, it was really the script that made me like to do the project,” she shared.
Shooting in a scenic country was one of the perks of doing this project according to Sue. “Anywhere you go is picture perfect. Kahit saan puwede ka magpa-picture at Instagrammable ang magiging photos mo. Napakaganda ng bansa na yun. Napakaganda ng weather dun. Kahit mag-jogging ka dun buong araw, hindi ka pagpapawisan kasi ang lamig lamig ng hangin kahit tirik na tirik yung araw. And relaxing yung lugar. And it feels like home dahil very hospitable ang mga Moroccans. Kaya masarap mag-shoot doon kasi feeling at home kami dun,” she said.
The biggest challenge for Sue during filming was the outdoor scenes with co-star Jelson Bay who her character has to drive around the city. “I think the hardest scene we had to shoot was the driving. I was driving a lot. Sorry for the term pero medyo gago din yung mga driver doon. Sobrang daming motor. Buti na lang, dito sa Pilipinas, ako din ang nag-da-drive sa sarili ko kaya sanay na sanay din naman ako. At manual yung sasakyan. Manual din naman yung kotse ko. Manual driver ako. So comfortable ako dun pero siyempre yung takot mo na nasa ibang bansa ka. Pag nakabangga ka ano kayang mangyayari sayo di ba? So sa tingin ko yun yung pinaka-tense akong eksena,” she recalled.