Gladys Reyes offers online acting workshop to share learnings after ‘36 years in the business’
Gladys Reyes hopes to share her decades of acting experience through an online workshop.
The actress announced on Instagram yesterday, June 16, that she was opening a workshop for those between 13 and 40 years old over video call platform Zoom.
“Maraming nagtatanong sa akin, pano daw maging kontrabida na [‘di] kailangang maging masama sa totoong buhay para lang magampanan ng makatotohanan,” she said. “Bata pa ko, eto na gusto ko.. umarte!”
(Many ask me how to be an antagonist without being mean in real life just so you can portray [a role] realistically. Since I was a child, this is what I wanted… to act!)
Reyes took a trip down memory lane on her early start in show biz after she was a runner-up in Little Miss Philippines on “Eat Bulaga” in 1984.
She recalled her first screen test was to play Vilma Santos’ daughter in “Baby Tsina” and that she had her first workshop under the late director Marilou-Diaz Abaya.
“First [full-length] role was ‘Muling Buksan Ang Puso’ again with ate Vi, first maldita (bratty) role, followed by ‘Nakagapos Na Puso’ as young Lorna Tolentino and a lot more movies in Viva where I got my first nomination as Best Child Performer, [’til] my first big break in Mara Clara and the rest is history,” she said.
“‘Di ako magmamarunong (I am not going to be a know-it-all), I just wanna share what I have learned in my 36 years in the business,” she wrote. “Can’t wait na masabi mong ‘Moment ko ‘to (This is my moment).’”
Even without being a kontrabida, Reyes is known to bring strength and fierceness to her characters, such as when she portrayed Elizabeth Ledesma in GMA teleserye “Madrasta,” which ended last February.
Despite her onscreen portrayals, she told Philippine Daily Inquirer last October that she is “more of a comedienne in real life.” /ra