I am holding back a bit. I am in awe and cannot seem to keep up with what is happening with Filipino Indie Queen MERCEDES CABRAL! She is merely unstoppable and continuously amaze the circle with her expanding body of work. But wait … her essence as an actress transcends all expectations and now in her mid-20s she is blossoming to be as beautiful as ever! MERCEDES CABRAL collided head on with 2014 in a fashion quite hard to beat , imagine being stuck in the minds of New Yorkers after having graced the environs of TIMES SQUARE as she was featured on film maker/installation artist Isaac Julien‘s ‘Midnight Moments’! In her FB/Instagram wall she wrote : “Last June 2013, I flew to Dubai to work with a great installation artist and filmmaker, Isaac Julien. He casted me to be a part of his installation film “Playtime” that tells the story of six characters – an artist, fund manager, auctioneer, house worker, art dealer, and a reporter – all of whom are significantly affected by the financial tides of the global economy. He also casted international actors such as Maggie Cheung, Colin Salmon, Ingvar Eggert Siğursson, Simon de Pury and James Franco. (Yes..you read it right.. JAMES FU-RAN-CO) I knew it was going to be in MOMA last December but I was stupefied (my jaw fell on the floor too) that it was also shown in the Midnight Moment in TIMES SQUARE NEW YORK!!! it gave me goosebumps knowing that my face was shown in TIMES FUCKING SQUARE!!! YIIIIIIIIIIII!!! Thank you so much Isaac Julien for giving me the opportunity to work on a project like this. It was really awesome working with you!”
Frankly, it is quite right to say now that after having been in the acting business for almost 6 years now, Mercedes deserves to be right on the center of her own universe! Do I sound too patronizing? Well, that’s because she truly is one actress who knows her trade too well that even with her eyes shut she still can undoubtedly deliver. She is also scheduled to leave anytime now for Denmark to shoot a film on the mail-to-order bride theme. Way to go MERCEDES! Kudos to your manager Shandii Bacolod!
- Isaac Julien, artist – portrait of the artist (theguardian.com)