Aleck Bovick Talks about Acting

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Aleck Bovick Talks about Acting


Acting is a way of life for Aleck Bovick.

She remembered harboring an ambition to become an actress at a tender age. Aleck confesses: I was only four years old at that time. I would stand in front of the mirror and cry. Then, I would run to my mother and tell her: look, I could really cry! When she was still studying, Aleck was a member of the dramatics club. She has appeared in school presentations, essaying roles in the plays of Alberto Florentino and Wilfrido Ma. Guererro. Her biggest dream was to be part of a professional theater company. But she ended up being in films.

She may have lost her opportunity to appear on stage. But her screen appearance has enabled her to reach to a larger audience. Film has allowed her to display her acting prowess, which she has nurtured since she was young.

But acting for film is no easy task. Realizing that theres a big difference between acting for the stage and acting for film, Aleck has to adjust. After signing an exclusive contract for Angora Films, she underwent a series of acting workshops. In the stage, your gestures tend to be a little bigger, more dramatic. I realize that in film, you need a lot of subtlety. You should be able to convey emotions without even speaking a line.

Aleck did not find it hard to shift to film acting. A born thespian, she impressed her workshop directors with her ability to express varied emotions. Her directors pointed out Alecks ability to conjure up passion on camera. While her first films featured her beautiful body, it also became an opportunity to demonstrate her talent for acting. Thus, she ended up not just one of the countrys sex goddess, but a fast-rising serious actress. A nomination from the Star Awards for Movies as Best New Female Actress is proof that people are noticing not just her sexy body but also her acting talent.

Aleck is especially at home when it comes to dramatic roles. …

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