WATCH: A Quick Minute with Roselyn Perez


Quick Minute Roselyn Perez

Roselyn Perez will be performing in CAST’s ‘This is War’ staged readings this Sunday, January 27, at 2pm and 7pm at the Pineapple Lab.

Get to know a little more about her in our Quick Minute feature. You can watch the video below.

Who are you a fan of?

Well of course, Meryl [Streep]. Sino pa ba, that British girl who played Gypsy! I love her! I love her in film, I love her in theater. Imelda [Staunton]! I love her.

What got you into theater?

My god, ang lalim nito. Difficult childhood, you know, you have a lot of emotions, so you want to go into theater.

What is the hardest thing about doing theater?

Oh my god, no money.

What was your funniest onstage memory?

I played Gertrude, Bart [Guingona] was Hamlet. And then Ophelia dies, right. She was in a stretcher, so Bart would do his monologue, while she’s on a stretcher, and we’re all crying. This one particular time, the stretcher broke. And Dennis [Marasigan], he didn’t tell us, and suddenly, Bart was talking to a huge piece of garbage. I finally gave in when I saw Bart’s nostrils… he was trying to control himself… so he kept breathing in like that [gestures breathing]. And of course the audience was so angry.

How do you define success?

If you can have money, and do what you love. It’s an inner thing, it’s a spiritual thing, I suppose. So if you can have both. However, if you’re still doing the inner thing despite not having a lot of money, you’re still successful.

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