Beauty queen and former “Pinoy Big Brother” housemate Ali Forbes is excited about her participation in “Nelia,” an upcoming suspense-thriller starring Winwyn Marquez.
Forbes finds her character Ana, a nurse, highly interesting.
“Ito ‘yung role na exciting for me kasi ngayon ko lang ito gagawin,” Forbes said during the online press conference for the movie, March 19. (This role is exciting for me because I’m doing it for the first time.)
“Kakaiba siya, hindi lang siya maarte, hindi lang siya suplada. May misteryo sa character niya,” Forbes said. (She’s different. She’s not just pretentious, she’s not just a snob. There’s a mystery in her character.)
When asked if she is ready to do sexy roles, she expressed readiness to take up the challenge.
“Ako naman kasi ‘yung tipo ng tao na kapag may binigay sa aking trabaho ay I am just doing my best para doon sa character whether pa-sexy or pa-tweetums or kahit ano pa ‘yan,” she answered. (I am the type of person who, when you give me a job, I [just do] my best for the character, whether it is a sexy or sweet character.)
Forbes thus describes her character Ana as “sexy” and very “challenging.”
Meanwhile, amid the pandemic, Forbes misses doing live shows, out-of-town gigs and going onstage.
“Nakaka-miss din ‘yung palakpak and syempre ‘yung pagtanggap ng mga tao sa iyo kasi ibang-iba na ngayon, kasi may social distancing and at the same time ay bawal ‘yung gathering,” she said.
(I miss the applause and reception of people, because it is different now, because there is social distancing. At the same time, mass gatherings are prohibited.)
“Nelia,” produced by A and Q Productions Film Inc., also stars Raymond Bagatsing, Lloyd Samartino, Shido Roxas, Dexter Doria and Mon Confiado. JB