Nakatanggap ng international movie offer noong lockdown ang sexy actress na si Phoebe Walker.
Pero tumanggi ito dahil hindi siya kumportable sa isang eksenang ipinagagawa sa kanya—ang paghuhubad sa harap ng kamera.
"During the lockdown, I had an offer to shoot in France for an international movie with an American director, and I was one of the lead women.
"However, I had to decline the offer because it required nudity and I didn’t feel like this was the right project to do that.
"Although my heart remains open to working on international projects, I’m afraid that particular requirement is off the table for me," katwiran ni Phoebe.
Memorable ang supernatural horror movie sa kanya dahil nanalo siyang best supporting actress sa 42nd edition ng Metro Manila Film Festival noong December 2016.
Hindi naman nawalan ng ginagawa si Phoebe nang ipatupad ang enforced quarantine sa Luzon noong March 15, 2020 dahil nagbukas siya ng negosyo.
Aniya, "I started my own chili business, I make chili garlic sauce in three varieties.
"It motivated me to push beyond my comfort zone and I’ve always been vocal about starting my business for times na walang ganap.
"And I’m happy with its turnout. I’m currently looking for distribution channels, apart from my two current locations in Pasig and Marikina."
PHOEBE'S UPCOMING PROJECTS
Nang matapos ang ECQ sa Metro Manila, nabigyan agad si Phoebe ng movie project, ang Parang Kayo Pero Hindi, na nagkaroon ng lock-in shoot sa Alaminos, Pangasinan.
May gagawin din siyang pelikula na isasali sa isang film festival at kukunan ang mga eksena sa Baguio City at, hopefully, sa South Korea.
Sina Kylie Verzosa, Marco Gumabao, at Xian Lim ang co-stars ni Phoebe sa Parang Kayo Pero Hindi, na unang acting assignment niya para sa 2020.
Saad ni Phoebe, "I play the role of Emily who falls in love with Joaquin [Xian Lim] but does not get the love back.
"I particularly enjoyed playing this role because I’ve been asking for rom-com projects for a long time because I find this very relatable.
"Also, lahat ng hugot dito ni Emily ramdam na ramdam ko, channelling of course my own disappointments and that of those close to me.
"Ganda ng mga linyahan dito and ang ganda ng pagkasulat. Hoping I can play more relatable characters like this."
Patuloy niya, "This has been my first acting job of the year.
"Before the lockdown, I was en route to shoot two projects but that got delayed.
"So, shooting again was such a release for me, literally and emotionally.
"We had a bubble lock-in taping in Alaminos, so we all had to undergo entry and exit swab testing to be cleared for work.
"The fact that Alaminos has zero COVID-19 cases, this added to my extra relief of being out and working again.
"But of course, we had to be wary of people not in the bubble, say the locals there who wanted to get close for photos was not allowed.
“We had to have extra security especially for our main stars, bawal ang photo and need to observe social distancing.”
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