Eula Caballero and Carl Guevara depict modern-day fairytale in Wattpad Presents: Almost a Cinderella Story

by Nerisa Almo
Oct 12, 2014


Eula Caballero will showcase her comedic skills once again in the new Wattpad series Almost a Cinderella Story on TV5.

As the lead actress in the fourth TV adaptation of an online novel, Eula will portray the character of Ekang, who can be considered a modern-day Cinderella.

In the series, her miserable life with her stepmother and stepsisters will be complemented by funny moments as she serves as a real-life genie to Alden (played by Carl Guevara). TV5's mini-series, Wattpad Presents: Almost a Cinderella Story, is slated to air from Monday to Friday at 7:30 p.m. starting October 13.

“'Yong character na 'to kasi hindi lang tulad ng iba, talagang may challenge,” says Eula.

“Kailangan mag-character study, tinulungan pa kami ni Direk Mac [Alejandre] para i-dissect ang characters namin.

“Talagang nagpapasalamat ako sa TV5 kasi pinagkatiwala nila sa akin ang ganito kahirap na role.”

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The young Kapatid actress says she never thought of doing comedy projects like these and her previous TV show, One of the Boys.

“Noong nag-comedy ako, sabi ko, 'Kaya ko ba 'yon?' Hindi ko alam na may comedy sa katawan ko so, natakot ako,” she says with a laugh.

But when she started doing her comedy series with Joey de Leon and half Pinoy, half-British boys of Juan Direction, Eula realized she is actually comfortable with comedy projects.

She recalls, “Noong naumpisahan ko, doon ko nakita na kumportable ako.

“Parang inspired ako, masaya ako na papasok sa set, at saka mas maganda ang interaction ng actors kapag comedy.

“Isang tao lang na magbitaw sa script parang sakay, sakay, sakay hanggang sa ang saya na.

“Masaya na ako sa comedy at saka kumportable na ako.”

She expressed gratitude for the advice given by Joey de Leon on how to become a better comedian.

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“Ang sabi lang kasi ni Tito Joey, sakyan mo lang,” Eula relates.

“Siya kasi, sinusundan niya 'yong script pero lagi siyang may mga ad lib.

“Kung hindi ka-ready, ano na lang ang masasagot mo? Mawawala ka na lang sa eksena kung hindi aral.

“So, sakyan lang at saka maging kumportable raw talaga.

“Kasi, mate-tense ka raw kapag may bago kang narinig.

“Kapag at ease ka, nandun ka rin sa kumportable mong state, makakapag-isip ka rin ng sarili mong punchline.”

When asked to pick which is easier to do between comedy and drama, Eula explains, “Drama ang mas madali po. Kasi ang comedy, timing talaga na sakto.

“Kumbaga, sa drama pwede mo na siyang paghandaan. Sa bahay pa lang, alam mo na.”

As for her role in Almost a Cinderella Story, Eula adds, “Ito, ang dami talagang emotional obligations.

“Ito meron din akong mga naiiyak, nafu-frustrate, parang doon din 'yong comedy mismo.

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“Parang may comedy sa bawat situation so, mas marami kang iisipin.”

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