Ryza Cenon prefers a villain role: I get to play around with the character
As Margie, the gold-digging girlfriend of Yassi Pressman’s father in “Kurdapya,” a new comedy series over TV 5, Ryza Cenon is again playing a contravida role, which she said she enjoyed doing.
“Mas nag-e-enjoy ako sa pagiging kontrabida because mas nalalaro ko po siya. Puwede na rin namang maging bida ang kontrabida, eh. May mga times na nagpapaawa rin naman ang mga kontrabida na ginagawa ng bida. Kasi ang bida, kailangang magpaawa lang siya, period. Pero ang kontrabida, halo-halo po na emosyon,” she said during the show’s grand mediacon for the series. (I enjoy being an antagonist more because I am able to play around the role. An antagonist can also become a protagonist. There are times when an antagonist may also act pitiful, just what a protagonist does. It’s because the role of the protagonist calls for it, period. But the antagonist, there’s a whole range of emotions involved.)
The challenge, Cenon said, lies in the delivery of the punchline and the timing by which it will be delivered, something that is new to her.
“Alam natin na ang genre na comedy ay nasa timing ‘yan, eh. Dalawa lang ang iisipin sa iyo kapag pinanood ‘yan, either matatawa sila or sasabihin OA, corny naman,” she said. (We all know that the comedy genre is all about timing. They will only think about two things when they watch you, either they will laugh or they will says it’s OA or corny).
Cenon feels that all roles, be it good or bad, is a challenge which is why she makes it a point to make her portrayal different from the previous ones.
“Hindi naman laging perfect ang ginagawa ko. Kailangang mag-level up sa bawat genre na ginagawa mo kasi hindi naman puwedeng ‘yun at ‘yun din ang ipapakita mo kung bigyan ka man ng drama or action. Kailangan lagi mong binibigyan ng bagong flavor ‘yung character mo,” she said. (not all is perfect in what I do. You need to level up in every genre that you’re doing because it can’t be that you’re always giving the same if you’re given action or drama. You need to give your character a new flavor).
Inspired by Pablo S. Gomez’s popular classic, “Kurdapya” stars Yassi Pressman, who plays the dual role of Kuring and Daphne, who would meet and switch to live out the life of the other. EDV
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