For the past fifteen years, actress Ryza Cenon’s life has been under the limelight. But, as she celebrates her showbiz anniversary, Ryza says nothing much has changed with her simple lifestyle. “Never akong nagmadali sa career ko. Wala akong insecurity sa katawan ko. Kung may mas umangat man kaysa sa akin, ‘Okay, congrats!,’”, Ryza shares as she looks back on her career trail.
Through her hard work, Ryza has managed to make a mark in showbiz as a kontrabida. The humble girl claims she never did once dream of becoming an antagonist or a protagonist. All she desired was to become an actress.
Yet, along her journey, Ryza has learned to fully embrace and enjoy the kontrabida stigma she received from the public eye. “Mas nalalaro mo ‘yung character, hindi katulad ng bida na plain lang ang character at kailangan mo lang ay maawa ang tao sa’yo”, Ryza shares as she talks about the fun of being the bad girl on television.
Among all her other kontrabida roles, the one she currently plays in The General’s Daughter is quite different as she has totally made an effort to own her character. Ryza does her best to prove herself worthy of the spot she garnered among the series’ stellar cast. The actress studies her character well to be at par her co-actor’s acting prowess. “Nakakatakot po, eh kasi ‘yung mga kasama ko dito mga beterana”.
In The General’s Daughter, Ryza displays not just her bad girl prowess but also her flair for the action genre. Taking on the role of Lt. Jessie de Leon, Ryza is required to do stunts and action scenes. Behind the cameras, Ryza is into archery and painting.
Another thing she’s good at is saving her hard-earned money through a simple jar technique. Ryza fills in separate jars with fifty and twenty peso bills and deposits the total amount in her bank account once the containers are full. Ryza’s money-saving tactic helped her keep sixty thousand pesos the last time. “Hindi mo mararamdaman na nag-iipon ka, eh. Kunwari ilalagay mo lang tapos di mo mamamalayan meron ka na pa lang sixty thousand”, Ryza shares.
Another tip from Ryza is putting different labels on the jars indicating the specific thing that you’re eyeing, eg. house, travel, etc. As a little gift, Ryza receives a jar from Tito Boy which she can use in her money saving technique.
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