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With 'The Write One,' Eva Le Queen gets into her acting era

"The Write One" has been taking viewers on a fantastical, romantic ride since it started airing on March 20.

Starring real-life couple Bianca Umali and Ruru Madrid, "The Write One" revolves around William (Ruru), a TV writer who gets a chance to rewrite his ho-hum life using a typewriter, of all things.

The short 10-episode series, the first collaboration between GMA and Viu, also stars Mikee Quintos, Paul Salas, and — surprise, surprise! — drag queen Eva Le Queen.

In the latest episode of "Surprise Guest with Pia Arcangel," the Drag Race alum said "The Write One" is the first acting project she's accepted.

"They gave me the creative freedom," Eva said, adding the role "allows me to express myself."

In the series, Eva plays Queenie, whom she describes as "medyo mag pagka ego, but very human."

"She's not exactly a drag queen," Eva continues. "I would say the role is non-binary because she doesn't identify as a woman or a man."

As such, Eva decided to dial everything down for the non-binary Queenie. "Yung make up ko, hindi siya kasing drag as I normally do it," she explained.

"I tamed it down para hindi masyado mag-stand out," Eva added.

It's a difficult thing to do, especially if you're the drag queen Eva Le Queen, known and loved for her visually arresting, almost opulent aesthetics.

"Nahihirapan akong i-tame down because drag talaga. Iba talaga ang dimension ng drag," Eva admits, adding "I think po, ako talaga yung pinakamatagal mag-make up."

But she's grateful for the experience "kasi mula sa outfit, sa wigs, sa make up, they gave me the creative freedom talaga to do it."

Saying "The Write One" ushered in her "acting era," Eva says she's looking forward to taping every day. 

'I'm always looking forward to explore new things especially with acting. Nakakatuwa, nakakatuwa po pala." — LA, GMA Integrated News