‘Parang di sila masaya’: Sue Ramirez on getting project after project


Along with Vance Larena, Kelvin Miranda, Markus Peterson, Jan Silverio, Gabby Padilla and Khalil Ramos, Sue Ramirez is starring in another movie.

Dead Kids director Mikhail Red (leftmost) with the cast members (from left) Kelvin Miranda, Markus Peterson, Gabby Padilla, Khalil Ramos, Sue Ramirez, Vance Larena and Jan Silverio at their film’s red carpet premiere. — Photo by Courtney Sayson/Netflix

It has been a busy year for the young actress. Just in 2019, the 23-year-old starred in three movies: Sunshine Family, Cuddle Weather and Dead Kids. 

Dead Kids, directed by Mikhail Red, is the first Philippine-made Netflix original. The coming-of-age film features an awkward teen who conspires with a group of misfits to take out the school’s arrogant rich kid. Their heist takes the wrong turn after matters of life and death get involved. 

When asked about her jam-packed year, she was quick to note that people do not seem happy about it. This isn’t stopping her though, she already has numerous projects lined up for 2020.

“It’s a very busy year and I’m doing something for next year na rin. Baka may TV (show) din ako na lumabas next year. Very busy, getting sick but gonna get better to be busier,” she said at the recent red carpet premiere of Dead Kids. 

What makes her role in Dead Kids different from her other roles?

“Una sa lahat, yung huling pelikula ko po pokpok ako. Dito ako ay isang high school student. Ako yung pinaka role model, kumbaga ako dapat yung sundan ng kabataan. Somehow medyo pareho si Norma ng Babaeng Allergic sa Wifi at si Janina,” she explained. 

Since the crime-thriller is her first project with Director Mikhail Red, Sue admitted she wasn’t used to a “chill set.”

“Coolest director (Mikhail Red) ever. Pretty chill set, very collaborative yung work na nangyari sa set namin. Hinayaan niya kami to do our thing. When he wants to change something, sinasabi niya sa amin so very collaborative si direk,” she said.

According to Mikhail, the film explores the moralities, convictions, privileges, insecurities and fears of the youth.

For Sue, she noted that the film is an eye-opener to young people.

“Malaking eye-opener sa kabataan na nung high school tayo akala mo alam na natin lahat. Di niyo pa alam guys so enjoy-in niyo yung youth niyo, yung meron pa kayo ngayon. Wag kayong madaling tumanda kasi dadating kayo diyan so enjoy-in niyo muna pagka-bata niyo,” she said.

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