Gabby Eigenmann, Benjamin Alves, Chynna Ortaleza share showbiz lessons and experiences via online show ‘How Do You Feel?: Usapang Artista’
The show is a roundtable discussion where Kapuso actors exchange thoughts about acting and the entertainment industry: their approach towards their craft, forms of expression, innovative improvisations, and experiences in show business. For their first episode last June 6, Artist Center senior actors Benjamin and Chynna were part of the roundtable discussion, with award-winning actor Gabby Eigenmann as special guest star; up-and-coming artists Elle Villanueva, Sophia Senoron and Psalms David also joined the discussion. Facilitated by Ana Feleo, the established actors talked about insights on acting, how to deal with pressure, and how to bring an actor’s best self on the set to the new breed of actors. They also shared their experiences and the lessons they have learned so far, to "bridge the gap" and encourage and inspire today's new batch of artists. Chynna highlighted the importance of camaraderie in the industry. "We have to co-exist with PR, with media," she said, and then encouraged the new actors to work well with them. "You guys need it. You have to respect it. You have to embrace it." Benjamin, on the other hand, differentiated being a celebrity and being an actor, emphasizing that "being a celebrity should only be the result of your passion."