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How does Liza Soberano relate to her character in ‘Trese’?

Liza Soberano shares what it’s like to voice protagonist Alexandra Trese.

Shauna Aduca


06/19/2021 05:40 PM
How does Liza Soberano relate to her character in ‘Trese’?
Photo Credit: @lizasoberano on IG



Right after the premiere of Trese on June 11, Netflix released Trese After Dark, a 35-minute documentary hosted by Atom Araullo and Yvette Tan, which gathered the Trese stars and creators to discuss the Pinoy animated series.  

Inspired by the narratives of Batman and John Constantine, Trese started as a passion project that ended up as a comic released back in 2005. For the creators Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo, bagging a Netflix deal was a shock. 

Liza Soberano and Shay Mitchell, who voiced the main protagonist for the Filipino and English dub respectively, were also on set with the latter being present virtually. 

READ: Liza Soberano, Fil-Am star Shay Mitchell to voice lead character in Pinoy Netflix animated series ‘Trese’  

Liza was asked about her reaction when she found out that she was tasked to voice Alexandra Trese for the Filipino dub. 

Liza enthusiastically shared, “I first found out that I would be playing Alexandra Trese before I knew anything about what Trese was. That’s probably because I’m not just familiar with the comic book scene. But, I’m so happy that it was introduced to me because I found something I’m really interested in now.”  

The actress added, “Because I’m a big horror fan, I really enjoyed reading the different investigations Alexandra Trese had to go through and I love how they were able to create this world, a world that I can live outside of this scary world.”  

READ: Liza Soberano on starring ‘Trese’: ‘I’m finally getting to play a superhero’  

Asked what about Alexandra Trese struck her the most, Liza was quick to reply that she could “relate to her because she feels this pressure and this burden to be the superhero of the city. In a way, as a celebrity and as an influencer, I kind of feel that pressure.” 

She added that she feels that “it’s my responsibility to guide people in a way or influence them for the better”.