EXCLUSIVE: Our Cover Girl Liza Soberano Wows Netizens In This "Metro Talks" Interview
Netizens were not only in awe of how beautiful the 23-year-old actress is, they also love that she's smart, articulate, courageous, and genuine. They agree she's "a woman of substance" and one who has a "heart of gold"
It's been a while since Liza Soberano graced the cover of Metro. Her last one was in August 2016, but she later starred in two Metro.Style digital covers with Enrique Gil in early 2019 and 2020.
Finally, she's back as a Metro cover girl, and it's to mark her 10th showbiz anniversary this year and celebrate her recent achievement as a voice actress for the character Alexandra Trese in Netflix's Trese.
In our exclusive interview, Liza Soberano talked about being vocal and authentic as well as championing relevant advocacies she truly believes in. The 23-year-old actress tells us, "I just can't take it when people question how genuine I am about certain things. So one of those is my advocacies, and me being, I guess, a human rights advocate, in general, because yes, I am primarily focusing on children's rights and women's rights. But I think, more than anything, I'm a human rights advocate. And I guess I became more open to talking about that, or sharing that side about me last year when the pandemic happened, and so much was going on, and I just couldn't take being quiet anymore."
Liza also opened up about how showbiz has shaped her from the time she made her acting debut when she was just a "naive and innocent" 13-year-old. She muses, "[Showbiz] made me mature. Because I started acting—I started working when I was 12, I started acting when I was 13. And I learned so much through showbiz. I learned a lot about professionalism. I learned a lot about my craft, which is acting, and I learned how to deal with different people, different personalities on a daily basis, which has really helped me kind of navigate my way through life as well. I will say that it kind of takes away from your innocence, and I don't mean that in a sexual way. It takes away from your innocence in life as a whole, like you can be able to tell when people have—what do you, how do you say this?—like negative intentions, bad intentions, you can tell when people are genuine."
Not only did Liza become trending for her latest Metro cover (which took cues from Alexandra Trese, Taylor LaShae, and Amélie), she also wowed and impressed netizens with her 12 minute-long Metro Talks interview. "Finally a good interview from Liza Soberano. It's been a while," one netizen commented.
Those who watched Liza Soberano's Metro Talks interview pointed out how she's not only beautiful, she's also smart, witty, eloquent, genuine, brave, and classy. They are also amazed by her achievements, and wish to see her portray more "out of the box" roles (Liza said she wants to breathe life into the character of a well respected, "feisty businesswoman" a la Devil Wears Praada). Indeed, there was no shortage of great adjectives to describe Liza in her Metro Talks interview, and we're sharing some of the netizens' comments with you below:
Watch Liza Soberano's full Metro Talks interview below:
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Cover shoot credits:
Photography and creative direction by BJ Pascual
Videography by Kim Wee-Ebol and Gen Porciuncula of Spotlight Creatives
Sittings editor: Randz Manucom
Production design by Aren Santos of AdSet Prod
Cinematography by Renz Gonzales
Makeup by Robbie Piñera
Hairstyling by Renz Pangilinan
Styling by Perry Tabora
Shoot assistant: Carla Buyo
Shoot coordination: Geolette Esguerra, Cara Tirona, Bria Cardenas, and Grace Libero-Cruz
Shot on location at Okada Manila
Special thanks to Star Magic (Monch Novales, Sharlene Opulencia, and Thess Gubi), Donna Patricia Manio of Okada Manila, Portia Trinidad of Louis Vuitton Philippines, Lodivie Dulce and Shauna Jay Popple of Noble House Ph, Ian Buenaventura, and Ogie Diaz