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Gabby Eigenmann, Benjamin Alves, Chynna Ortaleza share showbiz lessons and experiences via online show ‘How Do You Feel?: Usapang Artista’

GMA Artist Center just launched a new show entitled How Do You Feel?: Usapang Artista.' Shown on the GMA Artist Center YouTube channel and the GMA Network Facebook Page every Saturday night at 8:00 p.m., it is produced by acting coach Ana Feleo and Artist Center talents Chynna Ortaleza, Benjamin Alves, and Mikoy Morales.

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."

Meanwhile, Elle related some of the significant lessons she got from the discussion, “If you are passionate with something & act on it, success will follow. Authenticity attracts people. Our generation so far has the most advantage with becoming an artist through social media. It is an opportunity to be heard & to build your own brand. Make the most out of it.”

Sophia echoed this sentiment and added, “Just enjoy the journey, reaching your destination will follow.” 

For Psalms, being part of How Do You Feel?: Usapang Artista and working with various Kapuso stars is another opportunity for him to know himself more and explore his talents, “Sobrang laking bagay. It inspired me to always give my best. Pinu-push ako ng senior actors natin to be a better version of myself. Marami akong natututunan in terms of professionalism and in giving your heart in everything you do. I was reminded to be grounded and to be humble in my craft.”

For an insightful and in-depth look at the entertainment industry, watch How Do You Feel?: Usapang Artista on the Artist Center YouTube channel and GMA Network Facebook Page every Saturday night at 8:00 p.m..

Topics: How Do You Feel?: Usapang Artista
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