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Iyah Mina says starring in ‘Horrorscope’ is a dream come true

Iyah Mina talks about being part of the new iWanTFC horror anthology series this year.

BY
Rhea Manila Santos

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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01/07/2021 09:43 AM
Iyah Mina says starring in ‘Horrorscope’ is a dream come true
Photo Credit: @iyah_mina Instagram

After recovering from the COVID-19 virus last October, transgender actress Iyah Mina said she is happy to be starring in one of the episodes of the first iWanTFC drama anthology Horrorscope which starts streaming on January 13. The talented actress admitted it has always been her dream to do horror. 

“Unang una pangarap ko talaga yung horror. Pangarap ko talaga yung ganung eksena tapos may comedy pa tapos may halo halong drama. Kaya naaliw ako. Pero sa lock in naman, magulo ang isip ko. May takot ako minsan na na-ho-homesick din ako. Pero kung para sa future din naman talaga ay push na push naman talaga. Lalaban yung anxiety, ganun. Para sa future din ng aming trabaho. In fairness, yung isang araw na yun na-haggard ako pero masaya. Ang saya kasi nung pagdating sa set akala ko ilang sequence lang. Akala ko may pahinga. Talagang umupo ako, ‘Oh my God naka-seven sequences ako sabay higa.’ Tapos sabi sa akin nung staff, ‘Ms. Iyah, papaalala ko lang sa inyo ha, bida kayo dito.’ Nakalimutan ko kasi sa quarantine nasa bahay lang tayo araw-araw hindi na ako sanay. Kaya ayun, masaya,” she shared during the Horrorscope mediacon held last January 6. 

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As the first transgender woman to win Best Actress in Philippine Cinema in 2018 for her role in Mamu (And a Mother Too), Iyah said she has more goals when it comes to acting as a member of the LGBTQ community.

“Madami pang pangarap of course. Yung pagiging Best Actress bonus na lang yun pero pinagdasal ko yun ng sobra sobra. Madami pa kong gustong mangyari lalo na sa family ko. Yung yung pinaka-focus ko ngayon yung sa family ko at tuloy tuloy na trabaho of course. Sana maging open pa sa aming mga trans actors and actresses lalo na sa LGBTQ community, maging open pa sa amin ang ganitong pagkakataon na maibilang sa mga pelikula, sa mga serye, na meron ding talento ang mga nasa LGBTQ community,” she said.

In her first project with Dreamscape, Iyah said she enjoyed playing the role of a fashion designer who falls for her new gardener. in the “Leo” episode of Horrorscope.

“Isa akong fashion designer tapos may sariling shop na mismong bahay ko tapos yaman yaman ang transgender na fashion designer. And then may dumating na lalake na si Paulo Gumabao. Dahil sobrang in love, may nangyaring iba and nakahanap ng iba si Paulo, na-in love sa isang tunay na babae. Dahil sa kabaliwan ko, may ginawa akong masama dun sa girl and then dun na umikot. Nagpakamatay si Paulo and gusto kong mabuhay siya so dun na umikot yung kuwento, kung ano bang mangyayari sa akin,” she said.