MANILA -- After the success of the big-screen drama "A Mother's Story," Pokwang is set to topbill a movie anew, this time as a call center agent in a Star Cinema comedy offering.
The 43-year-old actress, whose real name is Marietta Subong, plays the title character in the Don Cuaresma-directed movie "Call Center Girl," which is part the 20th anniversary line-up of the ABS-CBN film production outfit.
In a teaser released Friday for the film, Pokwang as her character is seen adjusting to her job in the BPO industry. Implied to be a mother, the character appears to brings wit and her somewhat offending humor to work.
During an apparent call from a customer, she says, "Are you sad, feeling lonely? Still single because you're fat?"
The role is Pokwang's first lead character portrayal since "A Mother's Story," which was released in November 2011. After the acclaimed drama film, the comedienne co-starred in four other movies, including the romance anthology "24/7 In Love."
"Call Center Girl," which also stars Jessy Mendiola and Enchong Dee, is expected to hit cinemas later this year.