Mylene Dizon entered the CCP Little Theater just in time to receive her first Urian award for best actress last night, Sept. 19. She said the heavy traffic going to the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City prevented her from coming at the appointed time of 7 p.m. for the 32nd Gawad Urian.
"Pagpasok ko kasi in-announce na ang best actor. So alam ko na susunod na yung best actress. Kinakabahan ako, pero nagpapa-cool lang ako kunwari," she said.
Mylene was completely speechless when she won the award for her portrayal of a woman nearing death in the independent movie 100.When she went up the stage to receive the trophy, she couldn't think of anything to say. She said she hadn't expected to win.
"Oh my goodness. Hay, my God! Hu, 'maryosep! Ewan," Mylene said onstage. "Unang-una, maraming salamat sa Diyos dahil binigyan niya 'ko ng pagkakataon na makaganap sa mga napakagagandang proyekto tulad ng 100. Pinapasalamat ko ang aking director na si Chris Martinez, ang aming prodyuser, si Ryan Rivera... Dahil sa mga taong katulad ninyo, e nabibigyan kami ng tsansa na magbida sa mga magagandang pelikula."
This is her third time to win an acting award for the said role—the first award was from the 2008 Cinemalaya Film Festival, and the second was from this year's Golden Screen Awards.
The mother of two kids with Paolo Paraiso, whom she calls "just a friend," Mylene said the Gawad Urian was for her two children. In fact, her only escort to the awards night was her first son Tomas. She said she couldn't take her second son Lucas with her because "baby pa lang si Lucas, e."
Mylene revealed that Tomas, who received the trophy with her, is her lucky charm.
"Actually nag-dilang anghel yung anak kong 'to, si Tomas. Sabi niya, akyat tayo ng stage? Sabi ko, sana," the actress related.
Mylene said that from now on, she will take Tomas to every awards night she will attend in the future.
PEP asked Mylene if she already told Paolo of her win?
"Hindi pa. Ite-text ko mamaya," she said.
HARD ROLE. What was the hardest part in doing her award-winning role?
"Yung pagkakasunod-sunod nung deterioration ng character," she shared. "Alam naman natin kasi na kapag nag-shooting tayo ng character, hindi talaga chronological. Kadalasan hindi chronological. Ang hirap na slowly talaga nagde-deteriorate yung character tapos palaktaw-laktaw sa shooting."
But does she feel the hardship was worth it, after receiving the Urian?
"You know, when I was doing the film, I wanted lang to give justice sa character ko, si Joyce. Mapaligaya yung direktor ko kasi alam ko na talagang binigay niya lahat ng panahon, pawis, dugo. Ayoko naman mapahiya," Mylene explained.
Despite this, Mylene revealed that she is not ready to be lined up for a new project just yet.
"Wala pa, nagpapayat pa 'ko. Hindi pa 'ko payat," said the actress.