Playing the role of Marcella, Armando’s scheming fiancée in I Love Betty La Fea, is definitely a 180-degree turnaround for Megan Young. The young actress is mostly known for her kikay roles in the now-defunct youth-oriented program Star Magic Presents Astigs and for her stint as a housemate in Pinoy Big Brother Celebrity Edition Season 2.
“Hindi lang medyo mature, very mature ang role ko dito kasi Marcella is about 25 or 26-years old so that's eight years beyond my real age. So it’s really a big transformation for me,” says the 18-year-old actress. She reveals that she even had to watch “tasteful adult films” to help her understand the ways of a woman of the world like Marcella. “I admit it’s really hard especially from all my [previous] parts na pa-tweetums kasi dun na ako nasanay. Pero siyempre I have to move forward,” Megan admits.
This huge leap in her showbiz career is quite unexpected because she never thought she would get such a challenging role in the first place. “Actually nagulat nga ako kasi nung audition, naisip ko na, ‘Naku, nagkamali ata ako ng gawa. Baka hindi na ako makuha.’ After some time, tinawagan nila ako for the look test. Then naging sure lang talaga ako kung ano’ng gagawin ko nung nag-start na akong mag-workshop,” she excitedly gushes.
Describing Marcella to ABS-CBN.com, Megan says, “She is a really snotty person, rebellious, sobrang masungit, and in love na in love siya kay Armando.” Considering her previous teenybopper roles, fans can expect to see a very different Megan Young as Marcella when I Love Betty La Fea premieres soon.