“Natatawa lang ako sa mga tao siguro na ginagawa akong parang… 'O, si Charice, uma-Aiza!' Hindi ako… ano ba, ano bang term yun…adjective, noun, I don’t know… But, uhm, I am lesbian. But don’t use my name to substitute that word, alam mo yun. Kasi, I may be lesbian, but 'wag mong gamiting, ‘uma-Aiza,’" Aiza said.

Photo: Noel Orsal

Aiza Seguerra is cast with Mig Ayesa, Vina Morales, and Nyoy Volante in Rock of Ages, the musical which will be staged in Manila starting June 15.

 

Locally reproduced by Atlantis Productions, Rock of Ages is based on the five-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical that's set in Sunset Strip,  Los Angeles.

It features well-loved '80s hits such as “Don’t Stop Believing,” “We Built This City,” “I Want To Know What Love Is,” and “Hit Me With Your Best Shot.”

During the musical’s presscon last June 6 at Sir Boy’s Food Republic in Panay Avenue, Quezon City, Aiza described her role:

“I’m playing Regina... we just have to make that clear, Regina,” she emphasized,  because the name rhymes with vagina.

And yes, she will be wearing a skirt.

The former child star continued, “Ano siya, she’s a city planner turned activist. Who’s parang ano, talagang siya yung nakikipaglaban…

“She’s fighting for the culture of Sunset Strip since it’s about to be demolished. So yun yung role ko. Hippie.”

WORK ETHIC IN THEATER. This is not Aiza’s first foray into stage acting. She was also featured in Avenue Q together with Rachel Alejandro and Frenchie Dy.

Though she has been on television for several years now, Aiza revealed that she prefers acting in theater more than on TV.

“Kasi dito, sa theater, walang hintayan, e.

"When you’re asked to be there ng 11 o’clock to rehearse the start, 11 o’clock. You finish at 5.

“Kumbaga, yun yung oras n'yo to work.

"They respect you as a professional, yung oras na binibigay mo, they respect it.

“At the same time, I respect them as my director and the production.

"So, kumbaga, talagang nakikita mo yung balikan ng trabaho,” she explained.