Lovi Poe Talks About How She Landed ‘The Chelsea Cowboy’ Role

It seems like there’s a lot in store for actress Lovi Poe!

The 32-year-old, who recently signed with ABS-CBN, shared in a Kapamilya press conference how she got her role in the upcoming Hollywood film The Chelsea Cowboy.

“One of the producers and the writer of The Chelsea Cowboy reached out to my management and asked me to read for the part,” she said. “It was as simple as that. I read for the part, forgot about it, and then a few weeks after, it happened.”

“So I’m just so happy,” she added. “I just feel so blessed and I’m really looking forward to that.”

Poe also explained that she’s hard at work preparing for the role. “Aside from making sure I am fully aware of who I am playing, I will do my best talaga na mabigyan ng hustisya because she’s an icon. Nagpre-prepare ako ng maayos,” she explained. 

(I will do my best to give justice to the role because she’s an icon. I am earnestly preparing.)

The new Kapamilya has been working with a dialect coach to help with the accent she’ll be taking on, a challenge that she says is an extra precaution to make sure she’s prepared.

Alex Pettyfer and Poppy Delevigne are set to star in the film, with Idris Elba as an executive producer. The Chelsea Cowboy will go over the rough-and-tumble life of actor and bodyguard John Bindon; Poe will play Dana Gillespie, a British rock and blues singer who hires Bindon as a security aide.

Poe will soon fly out to start filming and has expressed nothing but gratitude for the new opportunity.

“Of course me getting into this different playing field is already a huge thing. Just to be part of this movie is a real blessing for me,” she said.

“Even if I will be flying back and forth, if given the opportunity, I believe ABS-CBN would be very much supportive of anyone who’s going to be able to pursue different careers abroad,” she affirmed.

Art Daniella Sison


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