After conquering social media and television, Maine Mendoza is set to show her acting skill on the big screen via the 2015 Metro Manila Film Festival entry My Bebe Love.
Maine is cast as Anna, daughter of Vic Sotto's character in the movie. She is paired with her love team partner Alden Richards, who will act as the nephew of Ai-Ai delas in this MMFF 2015 movie.
Since this is her first movie project, Maine was asked if she ever felt pressured about it during the press conference of My Bebe
Love in Davao last Friday, December 18.
Maine, who gained popularity for her Dubsmash videos, answered in jest, “I don't feel any pressure right now."
This line, delivered by former Binibining Pilipinas-World Janina San Miguel, became a viral hit and Maine even used it in one of her Dubsmash videos.
Turning serious, Maine added, “Siyempre, nahirapan din po talaga ako. Siyempre, mag-isa lang akong kapag ginagawa ko ang video, walang nanonood sa akin.
“'Tapos ang transition po na biglang sa TV na, at hindi lang po basta-basta sa TV kasi sa Kalyeserye ang dami rin pong nanonood, so nasindak ako nang kaunti, nang very light.
“Pero na-orient naman po ako na ganun talaga. Medyo nahihirapan po ako ng kaunti lang, pero nakayanan ko naman siya.”
As for her shift from doing Eat Bulaga!'s Kalyeserye to starring in a movie, Maine said, “Hindi ako masyadong nahirapan since sa Kalyeserye naman ay mayroon kaming guide na sinusunod, so parang madali na.
“Sa social media to TV lang talaga ako medyo nag-struggle.”
CLOSER TO MAINE. Unlike her Kalyeserye character Yaya Dub (who is known for poking fun at herself), Maine said her character in My Bebe Love is closer to her personality in real life.
“Mas ano siya, e, mas Maine kaysa Yaya Dub,” said the Dubsmash Queen about her character.
“Ayaw ko sabihin na stubborn, pero si Anna kasi medyo ganun.
“Si Yaya Dub kasi masang-masa siya, unlike si Anna na sosy.
“Parang somehow na medyo Maine siya.”
“Hindi ko alam kung paano ie-explain Alden, ikaw na nga ang sumagot.”
Alden, who was sitting beside her at the presidential table, told local reporters in Davao, “Ang character kasi ni Maine na si Anna, based on how my character is related to her, may kaunting hint ni Yaya Dub, may kaunting hint ni Maine.
“Parang Maine plus Anna, parang ganun ang dating.”