There's no question that Liza Soberano is a versatile actress. But as of last night, she has announced that she's adding another career to her already-impressive resume: as a singer, no less!
Her new manager, aka James Reid himself, revealed during her contract signing with the music label Careless PH that the 24-year-old superstar is officially a budding musician. “Liza is easily one of the biggest stars in the country and we’re pretty excited to work with her. She’s a talented actress. She has an amazing voice that she’s been hiding from us that we’re excited to bring out," he revealed.
Adding that his former fellow Kapamilya star has an “eye for fashion” and a “deep understanding of the pop culture,” he believes that she's a force to be reckoned with in the industry. “We’re excited to work with her in the Philippines and overseas as well. Thank you for trusting Careless.”
ICYMI, Liza has been spotted ~living her best life~ in LA for the past month, sparking rumors of a possible Hollywood movie. She shared that they’ve been cooking up several new projects, and she's gearing up for it through continuously learning. “I started taking up a bunch of different lessons. Acting lessons and vocal lessons just to further develop my craft. I’m hoping to release some music with Careless,” she said.
And as for her acting career, it’s still ~on hold~, but she's not closing any doors. "Movie and TV-wise, I’m still waiting for the right project to come along. But there’s a lot in store and there’s a lot that we’re looking into right now. So keep an eye out for it,” Liza assures her fans.
James and Liza share a few things in common in their respective careers, such as coming from blockbuster love teams to eventually going solo. Is that one of the reasons for her deciding to say yes to their new ~partnership~? “That’s actually what drew me. [I’m] really excited to be given the opportunity because I feel like nobody in the industry understands what an artist goes through than your co-artists,” she responded.
“I would say that it’s been fun working with him because he relates to the same sentiments as me when it comes to creative expression. He’s pretty chill. He just lets us do whatever we want.”
Aside from working with James at Careless, they’ve also put a few business ventures together. “I first tested the waters first by working on a business, got to know them a lot better, got to know the team a lot more. And when I saw what they could achieve during the pandemic especially, it amazed me. And that’s when I knew that I wanted to sign with them.”
“They’re fearless. I grew up in an industry that raised my walls and made me afraid to start new things because I thought that I was doing pretty well, but seeing them inspired me to start changing my mindset and wanting to take bigger risks to achieve the things that I want in life.”
Congrats and we wish you the best of luck, Liza!
This story originally appeared on Candymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.