Veteran actress Gina Pareno has expressed her interest to audition for Disney after the international media company announced that it is looking for a "lola", or a Filipino grandmother, for its upcoming movie.
"Pasado ba ako pag nag audition ako sa Disney? RETWEET IF YOU AGREE," Gina said as she posted a photo of herself on Twitter Thursday, January 7.
Pasado ba ako pag nag audition ako sa Disney?— Lolly (@yourlolagets) January 7, 2021
RETWEET IF YOU AGREE pic.twitter.com/4UZGMH71r1
"I-retweet nyo pa, para makarating sa kanila, pls! Haha," she said in a separate tweet.
In its casting call, Sarah Finn Casting of the hit movies Avengers: Endgame and The Mandalorian said it is looking for an actress to play the role of a "lola" in an upcoming Walt Disney Studios film.
The search is open to Filipino or Filipino-American women aged 50 to 90 who may or may not have professional acting experience. However, the applicant must speak English fluently and be comfortable traveling on a plane to Atlanta. They also should be currently authorized to work in the United States (either a US citizen, a green card holder, or an O-1 visa holder.)
It added that shooting for the movie will begin in mid-February 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Gina, 71, is a multi-awarded actress. She is best known for her films Serbis; Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo; and Kubrador, for which she earned international recognition after winning the Best Actress award at the Osian's Cinefan Festival of Asian and Arab Cinema and at the Brussels International Independent Film Festival.
Gina was last seen in the drama film Unforgettable in 2019 with singer Sarah Geronimo. On television, she was part of the ABS-CBN series Ikaw Lang Ang Iibigin and Born For You.