Miles hopes to play “kontrabida” roles

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Miles Ocampo has recently graduated from Plaridel awardee Ricky Lee’s screenwriting workshop.

Kapamilya actress said that there was no formal rite but the celebration was just as meaningful.

“Kami lang ang bumuo at iyon lang mga ka-batch mates ko ang gumawa ng program,” she said.

Included in her batch are acclaimed and budding filmmakers who already made their full-length features like Kanakan Balintagos (formerly Aureaus Solito of Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros and Esprit de Corps), Jay Abello (Red, Flotsam), Dwein Baltazar (Mamay Umeng), Maricel Cariaga (Pitong Kabang Palay), Kiri Dalena (The Guerilla is a Poet), Keith Sicat (Women of the Ruins), Giancarlo Abrahan (Dagitab), Gino Santos (The Animals, #Y), Carlo Enciso Catu (Ari: My Life with a King) and even prolific actress and storyteller Bela Padilla.

“Isang honor po para sa akin na maging ka-batch mates sila. Very thankful din po ako sa trust at slot na ibinigay sa akin ni Sir Ricky. Sobrang dami po talaga kaming pumila para makasama sa workshop at glad po ako na isa ako sa napili,” she declared.

Photo from Miles' instagram account
Photo from Miles’ instagram account

Although, she’s considered a greenhorn in her batch, she said that she did not feel intimidated at all.

“Pantay-pantay po kaming lahat. Hindi porke’t senior ka ay may special treatment. Wala pong ganoon. Lahat kami natututo at willing niyang turuan,” she pointed out.

Miles is one of the title rolers in the millennial horror movie “The Debutantes” which is currently drawing crowds at the tills.

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In the movie, she plays the role of a kindhearted schoolmate and friend to Sue Ramirez, a bully victim.

According to Miles, she has never portrayed any mean role in her entire acting career.

She however, clarified that she’s not choosy when it comes to accepting her roles, whether it is on television or in the movies.

“Siguro, iyon lang po ang mga naibibigay sa akin. Pero, malay po natin in the future po. Hindi ko naman po isinasarado ang pinto ko sa mga ganoong roles. Maganda rin po na ini-explore natin ang ating sarili para sa ibang klaseng roles. Gusto ko rin pong mag-kontrabida.”

PSR was able to get her reaction on social media influencer Marlou Arizala’s transformation into
Xander Ford and the actress had this to say.

“Ayoko po siyang i-judge. Kung ano po iyong makapagpapasaya sa kanya, okay lang po. Kung doon po lumalabas ang confidence niya, then, he has the right to do it and go lang po,” she stressed.

She iterated also that she has nothing against people who undergo cosmetic surgery or beauty enhancement especially in showbusiness.

“Desisyon po nila iyon pero ako naman po, kuntento na po ako kung ano po ang ibinigay sa akin ng Diyos,” she said.

She also does not discount the possibility of working with him especially that Xander is vocal that he wants to work with her as a love team partner.

“Siguro, ako lang iyong nakatrabaho niya. Actually, nag-guest na po siya sa “Home, Sweetie, Home.” Sa eksena lang kami nagkaharap pero wala kaming chance makapag-usap,” she said.

The Debutantes is still showing in cinemas nationwide.

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