Sylvia Sanchez is set to take on another lead role in the upcoming independent film titled Nay.
Based on the title, one might think that she will portray another mother role.
However, the veteran ABS-CBN actress said this is not the case.
She exclaimed, "Aswang siya talaga, literal na kumakain na tao!"
Through this indie film, which is a finalist to the 2017 Cinema One Originals film festival, Sylvia was able to work with Kapamilya actors Enchong Dee and Jameson Blake.
She said about Nay, "Si Enchong is alaga ko, yaya ako dun. Ito yung typical na anak mayaman dahil ang magulang, puro asikaso ng negosyo so pag may kailangan, pera lahat ang tinatapal.
"So may isa siyang yaya na mahal na mahal siya not knowing na aswang pala yun."
Meanwhile, Jameson plays Enchong's cousin who is not related to Sylvia's character.
Describing her character's dynamics with Jameson, she said, "Wala akong pakialam sa kanya, wala akong pakialam sa lahat. Kay ano lang ako, kay Enchong.
"So nandiyan ka lang, okay lang, sige. Humanda ka lang, wag ka lang magkamali, ganun ako kay Jameson.
"Basta nakatutok ako kay Enchong, mahal ko, e. So pinoproteksyunan ko. Gusto kong kainin na hindi ko makain, ganun."
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) spoke to Sylvia after she received her The PEP LIST Year 4 trophy on the set of her still-untitled teleserye in Bacoor, Cavite.
Sylvia won as Teleserye Actress of the Year for her performance in the defunct afternoon series The Greatest Love.
CRYING OVER HER ROLE. Sylvia also told PEP.ph that she really enjoyed playing an aswang, especially when she did her bloody scenes.
She said with a smile, "Madugo ito as in naglalakad ako sa bumabahang dugo at nag-e-enjoy ako.
"Sabi ko, 'This is my playground, I love my playground!'
"Tuwang-tuwa ako, from 4 p.m., shinoot namin yung scene na yun, natapos kami ng 3 a.m., so punong-puno kami ng dugo!
"Meron [din] akong scene na nakanganga sa chandelier na tumutulo dugo, iniinom ko at nag-enjoy ako!"
However, she pointed out that Nay is not the typical horror aswang movie that Filipinos have seen in the past years.
"Horror kasi pag pumatay siya, biruin mo, pumatay ng sabay sabay na sampung tao, pinatay yung pamilya!"
"Pero ibig kong sabihin, mahal niya yung bata, e, so nag-aagaw yung pagiging puso ng tao at puso ng aswang so hindi ko siya pwedeng patayin kasi mahal ko siya, pero aswang ako, kailangan ko siyang patayin."
The 46-year-old actress admitted that she cried over the script when she read it for the first time.
"Hindi ito yung typical na aswang na kumakain ng puso, hindi ah. Paiiyakin kayo ng aswang na ito.
"Ako, noong tinanggap ko ito, binasa ko yung script, umiiyak ako dahil sa aswang!
"Basta iiyakan niyo 'tong aswang na ito.
"Hindi siya yung bastang ginawang aswang for the sake na mapakitang kang aswang, ganon. Iba ito. Kakaiba ito."
This Cinema One Originals 2017 entry is directed by Kip Oebanda. He previously helmed Bar Boys, which was one of the entries in the first edition of Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino.