Liza Soberano talks about involvement in ‘Trese’

Published May 27, 2021, 5:51 PM

by Neil Ramos

Liza Soberano admitted she is treading unfamiliar path doing voice work for “Trese,” the anime adaptation of the Filipino graphic novel by Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo.

In Star Magic’s Inside News, Soberano revealed she was actually hesitant at first to take on the task, doubting her ability to execute it properly.

“Honestly when it was first offered to me I kind of had some hesitations and I think that was mostly due to the fact that I didn’t really have the confidence or I was kind of doubting myself if I could really do it,” Liza shared.

“In voice acting, you are supposed to bring that emotion out through your voice. Of course while you are dubbing it there’s a bit of emotion that you have to put out in your face pero not all the time. It’s carried out in your voice and that’s something I had to learn,” she added.

She is thankful that Rudolf Baldonado was there to guide her.

“I have a very high pitchy voice. So I was trained by Sir Rudolf, my voice coach, to modulate it and bring it lower,” she said.

“I’m talking from my head but they taught me how to talk through my chest, with my chest. So it’s kind a hard for me to adjust from head talking to chest talking.”

Asked if there is any similarity between her and Alexandra Trese, she said, “I think our similarities — we are both very brave. I feel like I’m brave for even taking on the character of Alexandra Trese knowing that it’s not my forte, voice acting is not my forte. Basically knowing that it’s such a big role, a big project. And it’s a big shoe to fill basically. And I know that ‘Trese’ has a lot of fans, a lot of comic book fans, and they are very protective of these characters and of course they only want the best.”

Netflix released the official trailer for “Trese” just last week.