Ella Cruz admitted that she's not yet ready to pursue more mature roles.
In an interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) at the grand opening of Botejyu restaurant in SM Megamall last December 14, 2016, she said, "Saka na tayo mag-super daring kapag mukha na akong kadaring-daring.
"Kung hanggang saan yung kaya ko ngayon na medyo daring, pero wholesome pa rin and katanggap-tanggap pa din sa age ko, hanggang doon na lang muna."
Ella celebrated her 20th birthday last August 17.
But does she see herself pursuing such roles in the near future?
"As long as kailangan sa role," she replied.
"Katulad sa Bagito, kinailangan kong maging daring doon."
Ella played the role of Vanessa, a teen who got pregnant by accident, in the 2014 Kapamilya melodramatic teleserye topbilled by Nash Aguas and Alexa Ilacad.
She explained, "Pero kasi challenging naman yung role niya and maganda naman talaga yung ginampanan ko."
According to her, that was the most daring role she has done so far.
She added, "As long as may reason para magpaka-daring.
"Kung walang reason, wag na lang."
On choosing her roles, she added that she still considers her parents' opinions.
"Siyempre yung tanggap pa rin ni Mama at ni Papa."
But more than that, she said, "Yung tanggap ko din, kung kaya ko, kung handa na ba ako sa role na ito.
"Siyempre kailangan mo ding isipin na puwedeng ika-change ng career mo kung hindi mo na-handle ng tama, and kung alam mo sa sarili mo na magagampanan mo ng maganda."
CHRISTMAS. Ella is set to celebrate the Yuletide season in Korea.
"Magku-Korea ulit ako with family lang."
"Tutal andun naman na ako, iga-grab ko na iyong opportunity na mag-take ako ng dance class doon, sa 1Million Dance Studio.
"Hopefully, kasi ano siya e, first come-first serve. So, hopefully makakuha ako kasi peak season daw.
"So sana makakuha ako. Tapos iyon, iikot-ikot lang," she disclosed.
The actress owns EC Dance Studio which is located in Kamuning.
Meanwhile, she will welcome 2017 with the horror movie Dark Room,which also stars Bret Jackson, Donnalyn Bartolome, AJ Muhlach, Andrew Muhlach, Jack Reid, and more.