New youth-oriented show a challenge for Meg Imperial
Because the bulk of her work lately are dramas or sexy roles, being cast in a youth-oriented show, like the new GMA 7 primetime series “Super Ma’am,” presents a considerable challenge for Meg Imperial.
“Honestly, I’m having a bit of a tough time adjusting. I’ve been doing a lot of heavy dramas. But this time, I have to be more subdued since children are the target audience here,” Meg told reporters at a recent press con.
On the brighter side, young viewers can now watch her without much adult supervision. “In my past projects, the parents would say, ‘Oh, that’s too sexy, no … !” quipped the 24-year-old actress, who was last seen in the campy, sexy comedy show, “D’Originals.”
And besides, having a diverse portfolio helps in show biz. “I want to become a dramatic actress, but I don’t want to box myself in one place. I’m open to all sorts of roles. Drama does get stressful at times!” she related.
Thus, Meg said, the audience can still expect her to do sexy roles in the future. “I don’t want to leave behind the sexy image yet. I’m still young, and I can do things that are edgier than usual,” she said.
In “Super,” Meg is Jessica, the jealous assistant principal at the school where Minerva (Marian Rivera) teaches.
How was working with the show’s lead star? It was daunting at first, she said.
“I was nervous during our first day. I was quite unsure how I was going to introduce myself to Marian. So, I just went up to her and said ‘hi.’ I wanted to show them that I’m approachable, despite having a tendency to look mataray. And true enough, she was just as approachable and always with a smile,” she said.
“She shared her experiences when she was just starting in the biz. And I related to that,” added Meg, who’s taking up culinary arts. “She even suggested that the cast create a group on Viber.”
While almost all her acting jobs this year are with GMA 7, Meg—a former ABS-CBN actress—has yet to be offered an exclusive contract with the former network. According to Meg, working freelance is good, because it allows her to work with different people.
“Ayokong matengga (I don’t want to wait for a long time),” Meg stressed. “People forget you when you’re not doing anything, even if your previous show was successful.”
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