K-Dreams? Liza Soberano learns Korean in preparation for the K-Entertainment world
Not your average drama and teleserye princess, Fil-Am Liza Soberano seems to be unstoppable. Soon, she would be the envy of many (including us) as she takes on her first step to K-entertainment stardom—learning the Korean language.
Known for her iconic roles in teleseryes “Forevermore” and “Dolce Amore,” rom-com movies, as well as her Hollywood debut in “Lisa Frankenstein,” she is taking the leap into the world of Korean entertainment.
In July 2022, Soberano lit up the Korean variety show “Not Hocance But Scance.” And as expected, she cranked up the star power meter up a notch as it’s not every day we get to see our fellow Filipinos on Korean screens.
And just as we wonder what’s next for her following her Hollywood hiatus, here she is taking her career to another level through her new YouTube venture, “Liza In Korea.” Yes, all the hints are there, peeps.
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This collaboration with JJ Global, a production company in Korea on the hunt for a Filipino celebrity partner, features Soberano’s Korean escapades.
Despite her star status, the 25-year-old faces language barrier challenges with the Korean production team. “Siyempre, it’s my first time working with a Korean production company. There’s a bit of a language barrier,” she says.
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But fear not, our girl here is not backing down. With some help from translators, she’s giving it her all. In her quest to conquer the language barrier, she’s now also taking Korean lessons.
“I can speak a little now because I kept coming back [to Korea]. I’m doing lessons with their language. I’m really taking it seriously,” says the Careless music artist.
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What’s motivating her? Aside from the fact that she got the show despite the barriers, agencies also gave her a gleam of hope. “I’ve actually met with a lot of production companies, a lot of agents and managers, and [they all showed] interest. Pero, sabi nila, balikan ko sila kapag nakakasalita na ako ng Korean,” she said.
Here’s another kicker—Soberano’s not just doing it all in the name of fame. She’s been a fan of Korean culture since she was a kid, stanning groups like Super Junior, Girls Generation, and 2NE1.
She gushes, “[T]hroughout the years, I’ve been visiting the country more and more, and I’ve just been developing an affinity for the culture and the people.”
So fellow K-Drama lovers, if you’re curious to know the places she’s been and who she’s been with for “Liza in Korea,” here’s a glimpse of the first episode featuring Korean TikToker Won Jeong.
While we’re waiting to see Liza Soberano on screen beside Kim Soo-yun or Park Eun-bin, we’re just crossing our fingers for now.