Piolo Pascual and Toni Gonzaga’s movie “Starting Over Again” caught the attention of Hollywood acting coach Ivana Chubbuck.
Ivana, who has trained famous Hollywood actors like Halle Berry, Charlize Theron, Brad Pitt, Eva Mendes, Beyonce and Jim Carrey, arrived in Manila on Thursday, February 27, to coach select Star Magic artists in a two-day workshop.
During the press conference, Ivana shared that she was able to see the short clip of “Starting Over Again,” which was playing inside ABS-CBN’s elevator.
“That looks like a really, really good movie. I want to see that,” Ivana said.
Impressed with Piolo
The acting coach admitted that she cannot say much about the movie yet because she was only able to see the trailer, but she was impressed, particularly with Piolo.
“I really look forward to working with the guy. He’s going to be at my workshop. He seems really talented and very handsome. So, it will be fun to work with him.”
Piolo and fellow Star Magic artists like Sam Milby, Jake Cuenca, Xian Lim, Arjo Atayde, Arron Villaflor and Dimples Romana, will be joining Ivana’s workshop on March 1 and 2.
Ivana expects local actors “to be wonderful.”
“Education never stops. That’s something everyone needs. Really great people know education never stops. He (Piolo) doesn’t need it, he’s smart enough to know that he could gain more and be even better with it (through education).”
Advice to celebrities
Ivana has a piece of advice for local celebrities who dream of making it to Hollywood.
“You have to realize that (Hollywood) is a big pond and you got to rise in that pond, which has sharks, piranhas and bacteria. You should be able to have the right stuff to be able to tackle the piranhas and rise above it. You need to have the skills.”
The author of the best-selling book “The Power of the Actor” stressed that an actor has to be a good swimmer to survive and continuous learning is important.
Ivana is holding the workshops upon the invitation of director and Star Magic training head Rahyan Carlos.
By Karen Valeza | Yahoo Southeast Asia Newsroom – Fri, Feb 28, 2014 2:47 PM PHT