Doblado

Denise surprised at the sudden turn of events in her career

April 29, 2022 Mario Bautista 937 views

Denise2DENISE Esteban is the newest Vivamax nymphet being introduced in two new movies: “Kaliwaan” produced by Brillante Mendoza and directed by Daniel Palacio which is now streaming on Vivamax, and “Doblado”, directed by GB Sampedro and which will start streaming on May 19. She’s only 19 years old and is turning 20 on May 7.

“Bata pa ako, gusto ko na talagang mag-artista,” she says. “I was a simple student but in high school, I tried runway modeling then nag-audition ako sa isang P-Pop group at nakuha naman ako.

We were doing song and dance. Mahiyain ako before, but dahil sa P-Pop, natuto akong humarap sa tao at kumapal ang mukha ko. But during the pandemic, nag-lie low ‘yung group namin kasi walang live performances.”

Then she got an offer to act in Vivamax sexy flicks. “That was last December, dumating ‘yung offer kung gusto kong i-try na magpa-sexy. Nag-audition ako at hindi ko ine-expect na makuha ako.

Nagulat ako pero nakakatuwa kasi big roles agad ang ibinigay nila sa akin. Sa ‘Kaliwaan’, sister ako ni Felix Roco na victim of incest. The movie ends with me wandering around in the street in the final scene. In ‘Doblado’, I play the lead role of a woman with a double life: estudyante sa araw, call girl sa gabi. It’s a blessing, considering na bago pa lang ako, pero nabigyan ako ng lead role.”

She bared her all in both movies. Did she tell her parents that she’s going sexy?

“Yes, I did. Okay naman sa kanila, naiintindihan nila na ito ang gusto kong gawin and I love my work as an actress. Very supportive naman sila.”

So what’s her reaction when she was first asked to do sexy love scenes? “Noong una, nahihiya ako, natatakot ako to do sexy scenes. Kasi baka hindi tama ang ginagawa ko, but my directors helped me. I trusted them and hindi nila ako pinabayaan, tinulungan nila ako. Maayos naman ang atake nila sa bedscenes. Sabi nga ni Direk GB, what we’re doing is art, not just something na kalokohan.

Hindi naman ako nahirapan sa sexy scenes. Actually, mas nahirapan ako sa dramatic scenes na pinaiiyak ako kasi hindi pa ako sanay sa drama.”

Does she think she can level up to the more established Vivamax sexpots like AJ Raval, Cindy Miranda and Angeli Khang?

“With the movies na ginawa ko, I think kaya naman naming tapatan sila kasi maganda talaga ang story ng movies namin at mahuhusay ang mga director namin.”

She has stopped schooling when the pandemic came. “Grade 10 ako noon in senior high. Hindi na ako naka-enroll sa grade 11 dahil nag-lock down na. But I want to continue my studies later and I intend to take up civil engineering in college.”

How is Josef Elizalde as her leading man in “Doblado”? “Okay katrabaho si Josef. Masayahin siyang kasama at hindi ko ine-expect na sobrang makakasundo ko siya agad. May workshop kami before the shooting started para maging mas comfortable kami sa isa’t isa. He’s the more experienced actor between us so tinuturuan niya ako, gina-guide niya ako.”

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