Liza Soberano put in a lot of effort to prepare for her role as the eponymous protagonist in the new Netflix series “Trese.”
“I practiced my Tagalog for two weeks straight. I made sure not to speak English as much as possible with my family at home and whenever people would call me on my phone. I would try to use Tagalog talaga para masanay na ‘yung tongue ko,” she said.
Aside from speaking in Tagalog, she also practiced her diction by singing songs. “I really made sure that I practiced my Tagalog again because I needed to get used to speaking in Tagalog every so often. I tried to sing songs in Tagalog as well,” she said.
Workshops and research
Since this is her first voice acting project, she also attended workshops and did her own research on YouTube.
“I also asked for a workshop from my voice coach Sir Rudolph. And that was very helpful for me because there were a lot of things that he taught me from his years of experience that I did not pick up from YouTube,” she said.
“I’m just so happy that I got to do this because it really was a challenge for me because I’ve never done voice acting before aside from dubbing my own movies and commercials.”
Liza also expressed her hopes for “Trese” to be patronized by Filipinos all over the world. “I really hope that Filipinos would love it because this is like paying tribute to anyone here in the Philippines. It’s the first Netflix anime original that is based on a Philippine graphic novel and it’s something that everybody should be proud of,” she said.
“I hope that once the Filipinos here in the Philippines start loving it, I hope Filipinos abroad start loving it and hopefully they can share it with their friends. That way they get introduced to not only Filipino people but even Americans or whatever race they may be.”