MAKATI CITY, Philippines—Award-winning actress Janice de Belen could have added one other recognition to her lengthy record of accolades, however her newest triumph feels totally different, and never solely as a result of it was from a global competition.
“I don’t know the right way to really feel even till now. Perhaps as a result of I didn’t go to any ceremony and I haven’t even seen the trophy. Perhaps it should really feel totally different as soon as I’ve it already and I can actually say ‘oh I gained,’ and really have proof,” De Belen advised the Inquirer in a web based interview.
She was proclaimed Greatest Actress on the 2021 Worldwide Movie Competition Manhattan for her portrayal within the brief movie “Sugat sa Dugo” (Wounded Blood), which additionally took residence the “Unbiased Achievement Award for Producing.”
“It’s actually an excellent large honor first to be up towards actors from different international locations after which profitable. It feels nice to be a Filipino profitable abroad the place no one is aware of who you’re,” De Belen stated.
She confessed that she knew days forward of the particular awards evening that she had gained. She heard the information from celeb hair and make-up artist Bambbi Fuentes, who wrote the screenplay and produced the 40-minute drama flick.
“I used to be on the best way to work, Bambbi known as and advised me. Initially I had no response as a result of it felt too unbelievable. Then after a couple of days it sank in,” De Belen shared.
It was additionally Fuentes who solid De Belen for the pivotal position of an absentee mom to a son quickly to succumb to HIV-AIDS.
“I believe I made the fitting selection in selecting her as a result of she is a superb actress. And I believed that she will do justice to position, a mom who loves her youngsters however opted to stick with her lover. It paid off as a result of she gained the perfect actress award,” Fuentes advised the Inquirer.
The movie’s story is loosely based mostly on Fuentes’ private accounts of a pal who succumbed to the infectious illness.
De Belen stated she accepted the challenge “as a result of I wished to assist Bambbi’s advocacy on AIDS, and I imagine it’s nonetheless one thing to be involved about.”
The actress additionally stated accolades and awards are removed from her thoughts when she works, and simply provides her greatest. “If I’m seen, that’s actually an enormous bonus. If not, it’s fantastic, too, so long as I do know I did my greatest,” she stated.
The brief movie includes a set of younger thespians—Khai Flores, Christa Jocson, Mira Aquino and Shira Tweg—who De Belen stated have been promising actors.
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