We see quite faces on the big and tiny screens all the time. But even for someone who has managed to snag a coveted international—pun meant, natch—beauty title, Kylie Verzosa, the country’s sixth and most the latest Skip Global, which she gained in 2016, has normally acquitted herself perfectly at performing, no matter if in supporting roles (2018’s “Kasal”) or decorative cameos (like past month’s “Revirginized”).
Onscreen, the 29-yr-previous actress-cum-attractiveness queen neither seems to be awkward or snooty, and persistently imbues her minimal screen time with a semblance of psychological resonance and innate likability.
Will Kylie be the future magnificence queen-turned-major actress, like Gloria Diaz, who gained the Philippines’ first Miss out on Universe title right before blazing a trail for prize-winning beauties with a knack for performing?
“Oh, my God! Sobrang idol ko s’ya,” quipped Kylie though laughing at the suggestion. “I genuinely really don’t intellect currently being in contrast to her!”
We experienced a fabulous just one-on-1 time on Zoom with Kylie some time ago to communicate about Roman Perez Jr.’s erotic thriller “The Housemaid,” the actress’ massively expected solo starrer for Vivamax that will be released on Sept. 10.
The movie follows the gatherings that transpire immediately after new maid Daisy (Kylie) is employed to observe above a wealthy couple’s youngest daughter (Elia Ilano). But when the family’s influential patriarch (Albert Martinez) starts to seduce her, Daisy, along with customers of the relatives, commences to unravel just before viewers’ really eyes.
Aside from Kylie, Albert and Elia, the film’s star-studded cast also consists of Jaclyn Jose, Louise delos Reyes and Alma Moreno.
But there is a further purpose why “The Housemaid” is massively expected: It is a remake of Im Sang-soo’s 2010 Cannes entry that provided Oscar winner Youn Yuh-jung (“Minari”) in the forged. That movie is itself a modern iteration of Kim Ki-young’s 1960 display traditional, typically thought of by movie buffs as a person of the best three greatest Korean movies of all time.
As Kylie herself observed, even director Bong Joon-ho typically spoke about how “Parasite’s” storytelling solution and style have been affected by Kim Ki-young’s movie. So, Kylie’s motion picture absolutely has its get the job done minimize out for it!
“I’ve now witnessed the 2010 model 2 times, but I did not want to overwatch it due to the fact if I did, I would most likely preserve comparing myself to its guide actress (Jeon Do-yeon). And you know, she’s a Cannes pageant very best actress winner (for 2007’s ‘Secret Sunshine’), so I have this sort of major footwear to fill! But I can guarantee you that I actually did my ideal listed here. I gave my everything—my human body and soul—to this job.”
Our Q&A with Kylie:
How different will the Filipino adaptation be from the 2010 Korean movie?
The complete concept and storyline are even now the same. The Filipino part of it—as very well as the spouse and children dynamics—rests in the actuality that we’re a very household-oriented ton, ideal? We’re pushed by household issues, so emotion ko, that is what sets it apart from that edition. Our method is very Pinoy.
This is a make-or-crack position for you. Given that you’re identified for your eloquence and sophistication, partly because you utilised to be Miss Worldwide, what form of planning did you go as a result of to vanish into your character? Obviously, folks see the need for you to “transform” into Daisy.
I organized prolonged and tough for this. They provided the function to me soon after “Los Bastardos” pa (in 2019)—matagal na talaga! But I did a few of projects right before “The Housemaid,” which served as preparation for me to warm up to the character.
That total time, Daisy was often in my head, and I was regularly creating her—like constructing her personality, seeing the simple things, observing how maids act, and how all that would feed my have requires as an actress.
I have gotten some feed-back about this, but I really don’t assume they should consider it merely on the actual physical level. View the movie and come across out if you really do not see Kylie in Daisy, or if you just see Daisy as Daisy. If you can neglect about me, then which is a fantastic point.
In conditions of preparation, a lot of figures kasi have to have you to make oneself up—to be strong and be the best version of you. But not Daisy. To enjoy her, I had to be “deglamorized,” not only physically, but also emotionally and mentally. She isn’t the smartest character due to the fact Daisy is not well-educated—although she in all probability completed significant school.
So, how does that kind of particular person consider? She obviously has boundaries, so we experienced to clear away all all those levels from Kylie, the beauty queen, to Kylie as a human being, then to Kylie at her rawest. Daisy is not the most protected man or woman simply because she’s nevertheless in the method of getting herself—and, alongside the way, she does!
Do we like it or not? We’ll soon find out. But, for me, it is been pretty remarkable.
Have you constantly preferred to act? Or is your fascination with performing the outcome of Jake’s impact on you?
Honestly, performing has been a concealed desire of mine talaga given that I was a kid. But my pals, my mom’s friends, and even people in the marketplace when I was just beginning to do the job below would generally tell me, “You’re as well tall! Walang pa-spouse sa ’yo.” So, I explained, “Sige, I’m much too tall daw for Television set, so I guess I’ll just design considering the fact that I’m undertaking Ok in it naman.”
Then, the beauty queen point occurred. Right after that, people today began knocking on my doorway, and I acquired to appreciate performing even far more. Jake created me adore it even so a great deal a lot more. His enthusiasm is sobrang nakakahawa (laughs)!
Really do not you assume it’s hard for attractiveness queens to shake off their titles?
It is been incredibly distinctive for me. After I received the title, I definitely preferred to shake it off because I assume you’re actually a elegance queen only all through your reign. So, what do you do with it when your reign is around?
There’s normally heading to be the subsequent queen, ’di ba? And you’re meant to be prepared to give that title absent. So, in my situation, I was ready to give it to the new girl and see what was up coming for me.
The wonderful Gloria Diaz advised me on the established of “Insatiable” in Atlanta that she as soon as approached you without realizing who you had been. She explained she gave you unsolicited information that you ought to sign up for a beauty pageant. And that you explained, “Yes po, and I gained a title.” How do you keep in mind that amusing incident?
Oh my God, I remember this (laughs)! I went searching for apparel at Zara and she was with her daughter Belle Daza. She was like, “Iha, occur in this article, occur listed here …” I do not know if I really should be insulted or anything (laughs) mainly because I was already a splendor queen at the time (laughs).
Let us go again to movie. How extensive did you shoot this movie?
We shot this movie at the height of the pandemic, which was rather terrifying. It was less than a month, but over two months. But we experienced to adhere to rigorous protocols, so immediately after just about every a few days, there would be a break. ’Yun ang nagpahaba sa shoot.
What is “The Housemaid” about”? What is your takeaway from the movie and what do you want the viewers to choose absent from it?
The film is a visible feast. I want persons to take pleasure in the movie … and the art powering it. With the film staying a remake, we can not help but be as opposed to the 2010 Korean variation. But I believe our edition will maintain up. Experience ko magiging happy din ang mga Pinoy sa ginawa namin, kasi it’s a totally Filipino-designed generation with great actors in the solid.
I consider “The Housemaid” is about how extended a human being can hold points in. How lengthy can a single stand being abused? There are diverse techniques of coping for diverse men and women. And what Daisy does is her individual way of coping … and of getting even! INQ
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