After starring in the 2019 thriller You Have Arrived, Rise Artists Studio batch 1 talent Arielle Roces said she was more than happy to collaborate again with Rein Entertainment in their new digital WeTv Original series Section Saint Valentine: The Disappearance of Divine which is now available online.
The 24-year-old actress, who was first launched as part of Star Magic Circle batch 2019 before she joined Rise Artists Studio, said her management has always been very supportive of her career.
“They’re very supportive. Ramdam na ramdam ko talaga ‘yung pag-aalaga sa akin. May mga workshops na pinapagawa sa akin, tinutulungan nila ako. They’re very active sa pag-ho-hone ng skills namin. Despite sa kung ano’ng nangyari noong 2020, hindi naging hindrance for them to stop honing our skills, yung kaming mga artist nila,” she shared.
The nine-episode whodunit series is available on the streaming platform WeTV. It is from the same production company as Bagman and the story focuses on the disappearance of a student named Divine (palyed by Arielle) and how her classmates gather clues in order to solve the mystery. Playing her friends on the show are other new actors Royce Cabrera, Jem Macatuno, Aedel Peña, Raphael Robes, Polo Laurel, and Thamara Pacursa.
Compared to her onscreen role, Arielle said she is much more reserved than the outspoken and independent Divine. “Ako kasi, mas pigil, at mas mahinhin ako sa totoong buhay,” she adds.
During their filming period for the series which took 10 days, Arielle said the lock-in taping experience was helpful in her characterization of the role. “I’m thankful for our quarantine period. I had the time to internalize and to really gather the confidence of Divine. Yung kailangan kong attitude niya, yung rebellious character niya, I had to embody that,” she admits.