MANLA – Because of the projects she has done through the years, Gladys Reyes has become associated with “kontrabida” roles.
In fact, Reyes admitted in an Instagram post on Tuesday that she gets a lot of questions about how to effectively play a villain.
“Maraming nagtatanong sa akin, pa'no daw maging kontrabida na 'di kailangang maging masama sa totoong buhay para lang magampanan ng makatotohanan,” she said.
According to Reyes, she already knew she wanted to act since she was young.
From being a runner-up in Little Miss Philippines in 1984, Reyes kicked off her movie career with Viva Films and that helped hone her craft.
“My first screen test was 'Baby Tsina' as Ms. Vilma Santos' daughter. Had my first acting workshop under the multi-awarded director, the late Direk Marilou-Diaz Abaya,” she said.
“First full-length role was ‘Muling Buksan Ang Puso’ again with Ate Vi, first maldita role, followed by ‘Nakagapos Na Puso’ as young Lorna Tolentino and a lot more movies in Viva where I got my first nomination as Best Child Performer, 'til my first big break in ‘Mara Clara’ and the rest is history,” she continued.
Having learned so much from the entertainment industry, Reyes said she wants to give back by sharing to others some acting techniques.
“'Di ako magmamarunong, I just wanna share what I have learned in my 36 years in the business. Can't wait na masabi mong ‘Moment ko 'to,’” she said.
As such, Reyes is offering an online acting workshop which is available for anyone aged 13 to 40.
The details of her acting workshop may be viewed below.