Her last name easily rings a bell, and while everyone would believe belonging to a clan of actors is all glitz and glamor, Alyssa Muhlach admits there are disadvantages that come with it. Alyssa, daughter of actress Almira Muhlach and ex-PBA cager Bong Alvarez, says her last name comes with a certain expectation.
“Lagi akong pressured to live up to people’s expectations na ‘pag “Muhlach” ka kailangan lagi kang ganito kagaling, automatically,” Alyssa relates. Yet, the beauty queen-actress twists these negativities into positive ones, saying the public presumptions can also be a source of challenge to always do better.
Looking on the bright side, being a Muhlach allows her to gain lessons about the nitty gritty of the industry. “Since they’ve been in the industry for years, they share with me so much wisdom about showbiz and how you should deal with people,” adds Alyssa. To always be humble and to treat everyone with respect and kindness are among the most important pieces of advice she got from her actor relatives.
Alyssa knows she still has so much to learn about the industry and she’s not afraid to ask questions, especially from her uncle, Aga Muhlach, whom she idolizes for his sterling acting skills. Aga and wife, Charlene Gonzales, has always been supportive of Alyssa’s endeavors.
For her first big showbiz project, Alyssa brings scare along with Jodi Sta. Maria and the other cast of hit horror film, “Clarita,” still showing nationwide. She is also currently doing a television series with JM de Guzman and Kiko Estrada.