From talk show host to soap opera star…. Ryzza Mae is the ‘Princess in the Palace’
If you’re one of millions who switch on the TV set at 11:30 a.m. to watch the wonderkid Ryzza Mae Dizzon play horse with mostly adult guests in The Ryzza Mae Show on GMA 7 before Eat Bulaga, you might be wondering if you were in the wrong channel.
No, you’re not. The show merely changed its face.
It still is The Ryzza Mae Show but now it has a bit addition, the word “presents.” So it is now The Ryzza Mae Show Presents and for its premier offering it features “Princess In The Palace.” That’s beginning today.
The kid stars as a poor but jolly girl whose path crosses with Leona (Eula Valdez) who happens to be the President of the Philippines.
Why does APT Entertainment gambling on a little girl to top bill a multi-million peso project as a soap opera?
Mike Tuviera son of APT Entertianment President Antonio Tuviera said that one of Ryzza Mae’s dreams is to star in a soap opera. And APT is merely granting her wish as it had also granted her other wishes previously, like hosting a talk show.
Apparently, Dizon has been APT’s and TAPE’s (the producer of Eat Bulaga) lucky charm before the AlDub changes the noontime show’s daily scenario. And so, Tuviera and the rest of the people in the production company is merely giving back what Dizon has brought to the show.
She won Eat Bulaga’s “Little Miss Philippines” search in 2012 and since then has become a regular fixture in the show. Vic Sotto, one of the hosts of the noontime show tapped her for a role in Si Agimat, Si Enteng Kabisote at si Ako for the 2012 Metro Manila Film Festival. The following year she was also in My Little Bossings with Kris Aquino’s son Bimby Yap, and last year, she was again in Sotto’s entry to the filmfest My Big Bossing’s Adventures, which in fact a project to highlight the many aspects of the kid’s talent.
The guys over at Eat Bulaga said that Dizon has an innate comic timing, plus a natural talent in dancing and singing.
Now, acting is something she wants to hone and be good at, although she had already been honored with a Best Child Actor trophy for her performance in My Big Bossing’s Adventures at the 2014 Metro Manila Film Festival as well as other accolades given to her by many other award giving bodies, the little girl seems insatiable and wants to prove not only to her fans but to everyone that she’s no fluke in Eat Bulaga.
The girl many fondly refers to as “Aling Maliit” will now have the chance to showcase her talent in “The Princess In The Palace.”
Also joining the series is another Little Miss Philippines alumna, Aiza Seguerra who plays the aide-de-camp of President Leona. The is glad to be back on the Eat Bulaga front and working with another little girl that rose from the search in the show.
In the cast, as well, are Boots Anson-Rodrigo, Ces Quesada, Dante Rivero, Ciara Sotto, Neil Perez, Marc Abaya, Lianne Valentin, Miggy Jimenez, Vince de Jesus and Rocky Salumbides.