The kiddie comedy show Goin’ Bulilit was a training ground for child actors with superstar potential. One of its most successful graduates is Miles Ocampo who has shown her different artistic sides over the years.
As a child star, she was cast in Mangarap Ka headlined by Piolo Pacual in 2004. It was followed by her notable role as Pepay in the heavy drama Mga Anghel na Walang Langit.
Miles evolved into a dramatic actress evident in her riveting portrayals for Maalaala Mo Kaya and Ipaglaban Mo. In 2015, she topbilled the family-drama series And I Love You So alongside Julia Barretto together with seasoned actresses Dimples Romana and Angel Aquino.
The Kapamilya star with a bubbly personality is also fit for rom-coms and sitcoms. She was cast in the daytime series Sana Dalawa ang Puso in 2018 and in the recently concluded sketch-comedy Home Sweetie Home.
But most of us will never forget Miles as an adorable little comedienne in Goin’ Bulilit where she was a mainstay for four years. In this episode of Kapamilya React, Miles looks back on her most hilarious moments on the show.
One of the most exciting things about being a Goin’ Bulilit baby is taking on adult roles. She got to play as a loving wife and mother, a teacher, a politician and more. It was an unspoken rule that “mature” characters are given to kids next in line for graduation.
Some of you might have noticed Miles’ hoarse speaking voice when she was a kid. She explained, “Marami akong eksena na paos ako. Makikita n’yo po ako sa taping, meron akong scarf sa leeg, hinihigop ko na ‘yung hot water, salabat. Tapos bawal ako magsalita talaga kasi pagdating ng oras na ‘yun, wala na akong boses.”
She was often paired with Igiboy Flores. Unlike other kids coached by their parents, Miles would study her script on her own. They all loved it when they’re given more gags and longer lines. “Hindi ako tinuturuan ng nanay ko. Bida-bida ako noong bata ako, eh. Tapos mas mabilis ako mag-memorize noong bata ako, eh, pati umiyak,” she said.
She went on to talk about how it was so easy for her to cry when she was little. Just thinking about her mom leaving would spark tears within ten seconds unlike now when she has to dig deeper into her character’s emotions.
Miles revealed that they were given little treats for every single good take. At the end of the shoot, Director Bobot Mortiz or the show’s Executive Producer will review that tally board posted inside the studio. It was a little competition that inspired them to always do their best.
Her batchmates always looked forward to Saturday playtime on the set. They would even get scolded by the security for turning the hallways into a playground. Sometimes, they would intentionally delay pack-up time. “Kapag malapit na kaming matapos, gagawa kami ng rason para tumagal ‘yung taping kasi ayaw pa naming umuwi. Gano’n kasaya ‘yung taping habang lumalaki kami. ‘Yun ‘yung childhood namin, ‘yung Goin Bulilit talaga,” she reminisced.
Miles still carry the traces of her Goin’ Bulilit days – the fun-loving personality and the sense of professionalism instilled in her at a young age.
Goin’ Bulilit was a big part not just of her career but most especially of her childhood. As she matures in the industry, Miles will bring one of the biggest lessons she learned from the show – to always give her best in everything she does even if it goes unrewarded.
Play this video and have a fun Goin’ Bulilit trip with Miles!