October 30 2018
Multi-awarded Kapuso actress Therese Malvar will be celebrating her 18th birthday with back-to-back milestones in her career.
After bagging the Best Supporting Actress award for both of her films, ‘School Service’ and ‘Distance,’ at this year’s Cinemalaya Film Festival, Therese flew to Japan to represent the latter movie at the 2018 Tokyo Film Festival last October 26. This is her second time to represent a local film in the international scene.
The GMA Artist Center star opened her grateful heart when asked about her experience in the festival, “Having the opportunity to put my passion into action is an honor, and I am thankful that I’m being trusted to tell these stories. Malaking karangalan po sa akin na maipakita ang gawang Pilipino, ang talentong Pilipino, sa ibang bansa.”
At the early age of 17, Therese already has a number of awards under her belt including Best Actress at the 1st CineFilipino Film Festival 2013 for Ang Huling Cha-Cha ni Anita, Best Actress at the 11th CinemaOne Originals Film Festival, Screen International Rising Star Asia Award at the 15th New York Asian Film Festival, Award of Distinction at the 7th Inquirer’s Indie Bravo, Silver St. George Best Actress at the 38th Moscow International Film Festival, and 9th Ani ng Dangal Awardee —all for her performance in Hamog. In 2017, she was recognized by the Film Development Council of the Philippines as one of the recipients of Artistic Excellence Award. She also won as Best Supporting Actress at the Eddys 2018 for Ilawod.
The Kapuso star has also become a household name in the local indie scene, and as she is bound for adulthood, her grit to keep doing what she loves and tell stories that represent different facets of life remain relentless.
She will be sealing the year with a heart-warming drama with a powerhouse cast in the upcoming GMA Afternoon Prime series entitled “Inagaw Na Bituin.”
Therese will also be gathering her friends and family to a night of celebration as she turns 18 this November 3 at the Sequioa Hotel.