Sue Ramirez is set to take on one of her biggest roles to date in The Broken Marriage Vow, but based on her acting experience, she has proven on multiple occasions that she rightfully deserves to take on the big roles.
Last week, news broke that the main cast of the Philippine adaptation of the wildly popular BBC drama, Doctor Foster, was announced. Big-name and high-caliber actors Zanjo Marudo and Jodi Sta. Maria were announced to play the lead roles of David Ilustre and Dra. Jill Ilustre respectively. Part of the cast announcement was that Sue Ramirez was going to play Lexy Lucero, the other woman who causes tension in the Ilustre family. Considering the anticipation for The Broken Marriage Vow, Sue’s role looks to be one of her biggest to date. We feel though that she is up to the task. Here are 5 times Sue Ramirez showed off her impressive acting skills.
Maalaala Mo Kaya
Maalaala Mo Kaya, or more commonly known as MMK, has proven to be a great vehicle for actors to show off their acting skills. Sue Ramirez has appeared on the show an impressive seven times, from 2012-2016, and each time she has appeared, she has shown a different side of herself. In Panyo, she portrayed Susan, a woman whose relationship with her best friend is strained when her best friend’s ex-boyfriend starts to court Susan. In Entablado, Sue took on the role of Liza, a woman who moves to Japan to provide a better life for her family. Her life begins to crumble though as she forced to work as a prostitute. And in Paruparo, she played Genisis, a young painter who is forced to sell her paintings to afford the medical bills of her sick mom and take care of her autistic brother.
Just The Way You Are
Even though Just the Way You Are mainly focused on Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano, do not count out Sue Ramirez here. Here, she plays the supporting role of Driana, Sophia’s (Liza Soberano) friend. In the movie, she has quite a few scene-stealing moments. Her performance was so good that she was nominated for New Movie Actress of the Year at the 32nd PMPC Star Awards for Movies. The movie is currently streaming on Netflix if you want to check it out.
Ang Babaeng Allergic Sa Wifi
Ang Babaeng Allergic Sa Wifi is arguably one of her best movie roles to date. Sue Ramirez plays Norma, a young woman who is obsessed with social media. One day, she is diagnosed with electromagnetic hypersensitivity which causes her to get sick when near gadgets. Because of this, she moves to the province where there is no signal. There, she deals with having a long-distance relationship and understanding what she truly wants with her life. The movie is funny, sensitive, heartwarming, and heartbreaking, and Sue is both brilliant and a joy to watch from start to finish.
Doctor Foster has had a few adaptions around the world but arguably one of, if not the most popular adaption was the Korean remake, The World of the Married. It remains one of the most watched K-Dramas of all time and Sue Ramirez has had experience working with Korean filmmakers. Sunshine Family is a Korean-Filipino movie co-production that was directed by Kim Tai Sik. The movie follows a Filipino family living in Korea when the father gets involved in a hit-and-run accident. Before they return to the country, they break down the car into pieces to hide the evidence. In this movie, Sue plays Shine, the eldest daughter of the family. It’s interesting to see Sue take on international production and the results are great especially when she shares scenes with Korean actors.
If you want to see Sue Ramirez take on a truly mature role, this movie maybe it. In Cuddle Weather, Sue plays Adela, an experienced prostitute and sex worker who strikes up a friendship with Ram (RK Bagatsing), a call boy who just started working on the job. When the two of them sleep together, however, they soon realize they may want more than just a physical relationship. It’s not often that you see a movie center on two sex workers. This is a compelling side of Sue Ramirez that you have never seen before: funny, mature, and bold. The movie is currently streaming on Netflix.