Liza Soberano shared how she auditioned for her role in Lisa Frankenstein, her first Hollywood film.
In an interview with Rappler on Wednesday, August 24, the actress relayed that she was in Korea when she recorded an audition tape for the movie.
"I was told to make an audition tape for this. It was a self-tape that I had to film. I had never created a self-tape before. All my auditions in the past were in person so I didn't know how to do it. I even didn't know what the right format was or like what to even say or do. Luckily my US representatives are very experienced with that of course. They taught me step by step and I filmed it when I was in Korea with my manager Jeff (Oh) and he was the one reading the lines with me," she stated in the interview.
The actress revealed that they actually recorded the audition tape wrong the first time and had to redo it.
"The first pass that we did it, we did it completely wrong. There was not enough head space and they were particular with the head space in the video and it was even blurry and I was like looking straight at the camera while I was saying my line which you don't supposed to do because you don't do that when you are actually filming so you are supposed to be looking at the person you are reading lines with. So I had to redo it completely, redo it and film it on another day and then I had the Careless team edit it for me and we sent it over to the production," she said.
Liza shared that they waited for about three days before they got the news that she got cast for the movie.
When asked about her reaction when she learned she bagged a role in the Hollywood film, she replied, "I was very excited and very happy of course because when I read the script I was like blown away. I knew I would want to be in it like after the fifth and sixth sequences. It's like a dream movie and a dream project of mine so when I heard the news that I got the role of course I was very excited."
However, she said that she did not allow herself to get too excited knowing that the entertainment industry is unpredictable.
"Just from being in this industry for a long time, I know nothing is final until you're actually filming and sometimes even then it gets put on the backburner. I didn't want to get too excited about it because I didn't want to expect and then you know get crushed and hurt if it does not push through but thank God it did. And so I'm really happy. I came in with no expectations, just wanting to experience something new and I am enjoying every single bit of it," she said.
It was on August 11 when Deadline confirmed the news that Liza will be part of Lisa Frankenstein.
According to Deadline, Lisa Frankenstein tells the story of "an unpopular high school student (Kathryn Newton) who accidentally re-animates a handsome Victorian corpse (Cole Sprouse) during a lightning storm and starts to rebuild him into the man of her dreams, using the broken tanning bed in her garage."
The movie will be written by Oscar and Tony winner Diablo Cody. It will be directed by Zelda Williams.