Former Miss Universe Philippines 2021 first runner-up Maureen Wroblewitz has embarked on a new journey in the entertainment industry, transitioning from modeling to acting with her role in the film ‘Take Me to Banaue.’
Portraying the character of Grace, Maureen expressed her gratitude towards Director Danny Aguilar for his guidance and patience as she ventured into acting for the first time. Stepping away from the runway, Maureen acknowledged the challenges of showcasing her acting skills to the public.
“I’ve been very lucky with Director Danny Aguilar. He’s been very patient with me since this is my first time acting and of course. It’s kinda nerve-wracking because I’ve done modeling my whole life, and this is the first time that people are seeing my work,” Maureen said.
Since relocating to Los Angeles, Maureen has dedicated herself to honing her craft by attending acting workshops to enhance her abilities and prepare for her debut role.
In ‘Take Me to Banaue,’ Maureen embodies the character of Grace, a young and independent woman from Banaue driven by the desire to support her family, even if it means making difficult choices. Adding to the complexity of her role, Maureen converses in ‘Tuwali,’ the native language of the Ifugao tribe, throughout the film.
Joining Maureen in the cast is Kapuso actress Thea Tolentino, portraying the role of Jinky Pascual. Thea expressed enthusiasm for exploring the comedic aspect of her character, marking a new challenge in her acting career.
The ensemble cast also includes Brandon Melo, Dylan Rogers, Boobay, and MJ Lastimosa, each contributing to the diverse dynamics of the film.
‘Take Me to Banaue’ follows the journey of Hank, an awkward American engineer on a quest to find love. As Hank navigates through business deals and seeks advice from friends, he endeavors to reach Banaue for the woman he adores, discovering truths along the way.
Directed and co-written by Danny Aguilar, ‘Take Me to Banaue’ offers viewers an immersive experience into the rich culture and heartfelt storylines. The film is now available for streaming on www.takemetobanauefilm.com, offering rental options starting at $14.99 and purchase options at $19.99.