She won in TV5’s Artista Academy in 2012, hopeful that it would chart a brighter career for her as an actress. After four years, Sophie Albert thinks it’s time to move on and find her place in the entertainment firmament somewhere else.
Well, she said she is grateful for TV5 for giving her the break in acting, something she has dreamt about since she was a toddler. “I like to be an artista,” she says. “I don’t know but it came naturally to me.”
His parents are far from being “showbiz” since her family was more into education (the Reyeses were the family that owned Far Easter University until part of it was sold to new investor). In fact, she surfaced initially as a Star Magic talent to her mother’s disapproval, the reason she quit unceremoniously.
When she joined Artista Academy, his mother didn’t know as well, but when she won, it seemed mama had no choice but to throw her support to Sophie.
The following year, she got her biggest break via the TV series Never Ever Say Goodbye. Then came Wattpad Presents: Fake Fiance in 2014.
Her strong presence and promise as an actress earned her a nomination at the Philippine Movie Press Club Star Awards for TV’s Best New Female Personality category.
Recently, after following the move of fellow Kapatid Vince Abrenica who has hopped over to the Kapamilya lot, she asked TV5 to release her from her contract that would end anyway within the next few months. Sophie, through a friend, approached Manny Valera of DMV Entertainment who took the pretty star under the company’s wings and negotiated with Regal Entertainment to sign her up for an eight-picture deal. There were no hitches convincing the mother-daughter producing tandem of Mother Lily and Roselle Monteverde to take Sophie under the Regal Entertainment brand.
This time, Sophie joins the growing list of Millennial Regal Babies.
Sophie is Bianca Lyttle Reyes in real life. In earlier interviews, she admitted that she is related to the Cojuangcos. Kris Aquino is a cousin several degrees removed.
A number of upcoming Regal offerings are in full swing and Sophie will be cast in one of them. Among these projects are with Billy Crawford and Megan Young in Recipe for Love and the horror film Puera Usog under director Jason Laxamana.
At Sophie’s contract signing, Mother Lily was excited to announce Regal’s forthcoming release of the rom-com My Rebound Girl starring Alex Gonzaga and Joseph Marco on Sept. 28.
The sex-drama, The Escort, featuring Christopher de Leon, Lovi Poe and Derek Ramsay with director Enzo Williams at the helm, meanwhile, is earmarked for a November play date.
Other projects in principal photography stage are Once In A Lifetime starring Piolo Pascual and Yen Santos; Mano Po VII: Chinoy top billing Richard Yap, Jean Garcia,Jessy Mendiola,Enchong Dee, Janella Salvador, Mario Mortel, and Jake Cuenca under director Ian Larenos.
Never Been Touched Never Been Kissed, headlined by Jake Cuenca, Angeline Quinto, Miho Nishida and Tommy Esguerra, on the other hand, has several shooting days left while the Ai-Ai de las Alas starrer, Our Mighty Yaya, is down to its last shooting day.
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