In “General Admission,” Jasmine Curtis Smith plays Katja, a member of a sexy dance group called “Daisy Ocho.” A bad day onstage turns into an avalanche unfortunate events, which involves a public scandal, a media frenzy, and false accusations. It’s a heady trip into a very public affair.
A film like “General Admission” is not far from the many irreverent choice cuts that the actress chooses for her filmography. “I’m conscious about the things that I do,” she tells CNN Philippines Life over a video interview in time for the release of “General Admission.” Her recent outings include the Netflix film “Alter Me,” which presents an updated form of relationships that we build online; and the arresting horror film “Midnight in a Perfect World,” hailed by critics as one of the best Filipino films of 2020, which takes on thinly veiled political monsters in a terrifying setting.
“To be a Filipino actor in 2021 means that you recognize what is going on around you, the stories that you have to tell and to really shed light on,” she says, conscious of how she uses her profession and her platform as a way to be involved and “further the greater good.”
“I make sure that [the project I choose is] something that I really believe in, that if anyone questions me I can be confident in answering their question,” she says.
Watch the interview below where she talks about preparing for “General Admission” and taking a stab at being “daring” again.
Video and interview by SAMANTHA LEE