Karylle Makes Movie Comeback In Melai Cantiveros’ “Ma’am Chief”

Karylle says the project is “sobrang dream come true”

After doing back-to-back theater projects, Karylle returns to doing acting projects on-screen via the comedy film “Ma’am Chief,” headlined by Melai Cantiveros.

The movie is PULP Studios’ first foray into producing films after being known as a promoter of international and K-Pop concerts.

True to its core, PULP Studios’ first movie is related to K-Pop, with Melai’s character being a fan of Korean content.

This is one of the reasons why Karylle accepted the role.

She says, “I’ve been such a big K-Drama fan and parati akong uma-attend ng mga [fan conferences], and my husband became a big K-Drama fan as well.

“So, sabi ko, ito na yung pinapangarap ko na ipagsasanib-pwersa ang Filipino talent and of course, K-Drama skills also and of course, to be in Korea for the shoot!”

Her role as a policewoman also made Karylle go back to her roots in doing action just like her “Encantadia” days.

“Sobrang dream come true for all of us, so, kahit sumakit yung katawan ko at nagpa-therapy ako for my scoliosis, go lang!”


Of course, it also counts that she is good friends with the COO of PULP Studios, Happee Sy-Go, who used to be an actress in GMA-7.

Karylle says of their friendship, “I’ve known her ever since my first soap opera in GMA-7, ‘Twin Hearts.’ Siyempre, kapag tumawag ang batchmate mo sa school, [game].”

But even if she enjoyed the experience, Karylle had some sort of a struggle balancing her schedule while doing “Ma’am Chief.”

She was busy with her theater commitments and daily hosting for “It’s Showtime.”

Karylle recalls, “Actually, ang mahirap lang talaga, yung theater kasi, of course, I have to sing. Bawal magpuyat and for some reason, nagsabay-sabay din.

But being a content producer herself, Karylle wants to support PULP Studios in any way she can.

“You know, just because this is such a wonderful group and I’m all for women empowerment, so just to see them—of course, we also produce for Sang’gre Productions. When I produce, I want to tell our own stories talaga. I am there 101%.”

Aside from Melai and Karylle, “Ma’am Chief” also stars Alora Sasam, Jennica Garcia, Bernadette Allysson, Manel Sevidal, Enzo Almario, as well as some Korean actors. The film is now showing in theaters nationwide.

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