Rio Locsin scores well-deserved acting win
|by Arnel Ramos | November 19, 2009 8:32 AM | |
Rio Locsin's Best Supporting Actress win at the recent CInema One Originals indie film fest serves as validation of her under-recognized acting mettle. Tuwang-tuwa ang aktres na malugod na tinanggap ng mga dumalo sa awards night nung Linggo ng gabi sa Dolphy Theater inside the ABS-CBN compound ang kanyang pagkapanalo.
Rio won for the chidlren's film Si Baning, Si Maymay at ang Asong Si Bobo na gawa ng young filmmaker na si Rommel “Milo” Tolentino. "This is actually my first award," ani Rio whose last TV project was Kambal sa Uma where she played the mother of ostracized twins Melissa Ricks and Shaina Magdayao. Rio was the original star of the movie from which the soap was based.
This writer believes that Rio's triumph is long overdue. Noon pa siya dapat nagwagi bilang misteryosang multo sa pelikulang Haplos na entry sa 1981 Metro Manila Film Festival. Halos nakawan ni Rio ng eksena ang lead actress na si Vilma Santios sa nasabing pelikula. She was properly ethereal and otherworldly as the barrio maiden who was raped and killed by Japanese soldiers during World War 2. Si Gigi Duenas as the cynical whore in Himala ang nag-uwi ng Best Supporting Actress trophy nung taong 'yun.
From that time on, Rio has evolved into one of our more reliable performers. Ang maganda pa sa kanya, hindi kailanman nag-overboard ang acting niya. Laging understated, nuanced, affecting ang bawat pagganap ni Rio Locsin whether as the real mom of the late Rico Yan's character in Mula Sa Puso (1997) or as the anguished mom of Claudine Barretto in the "Balintuwad" episode of the double bill Calvento Files (1997) at marami pang ibang pelikula at TV show. "When I reached 35, natanggap ko na sa aking sarili na most of the roles that will be offered to me character roles na. Hindi na pambida."
Isa kami sa umaasa na nawa ay mabigyan pa ng higit na mapanghamong mga papel si Rio because we feel that she has enough faculty to tackle meatier parts.