Liza Soberano voices?Alexandra Trese, the lead character in Netflix’s newest animated series Trese.
A story set in Manila,?Trese?starts streaming on Netflix today, June 11, 2021, and is based on the Philippine graphic novel created by Budjette Tan and KaJO Baldisimo.
It is about a detective named Alexandra Trese who chases after?the criminal?elements composed of malevolent supernatural beings.
Liza?lends her voice to?Alexandra Trese in the Filipino-dubbed version while Fil-Am actress Shay Mitchell does the English version.
Alexandra Trese?PHOTO: Netflix
The creators of?Trese?and executive producers Jay Oliva and Tanya answered questions?about the animation from the press, including PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), during?a virtual roundtable interview on June 8, 2021.
During the interview, the creators were asked?how?Liza got to be chosen as the voice actor for Alexandra Trese.
According to Tanya, who is also one of the show's scriptwriters,?"We have a shortlist of who we could tap for the Philippine language version of Trese and it was tricky.
"We’d have like some back and forth discussions. But in the discussion with Netflix, we were talking about who’s the best fit or who feels like will make the whole project meaningful.
"Someone who could add value to us plus be talented enough to pull off the character of Alexandra Trese."
When eventually the shortlist was narrowed down to Liza, Tanya said her popularity did carry some weight, but ultimately it was her natural ability to deliver the role that sealed the deal for the actress.
She explained, "If it was just Liza being popular, but she did not fit the role, it wouldn’t have been something that did not match.
"But the other thing we like is that of course she’s very popular, but she’s very talented.
"We felt that her range would be a great surprise for everyone to see, she could pull off a role like this and she worked very hard, she read everything and she just put her whole heart and soul into doing it and the hard work pays off and we believe that she did really really well."