Phoebe Walker From mysterious nun to sinful bombshell
Twenty-five-year-old Phoebe Walker is winning another game. She’s not using her acting skill or her ability to come up with a sound game plan to win a race. This time though, she’s just using her charm in front of the camera.
Dubbed as the “next big thing” in the indie filmmaking scene, Phoebe welcomed the summer heat gracing the April cover of the popular men’s magazine, FHM Philippines, in a rather eerie yet seductive way.
On the cover, the Filipino-British actress, who topped The Amazing Race Philippines, with former flame Matthew Edwards in 2014, and who won Best Supporting Actress at the Metro Manila Film Festival 2016 for her portrayal of an enigmatic nun in Erik Matti’s devil-infested film (Seklusyon), is pictured in a chest-baring black bodice.
In the feature article, the magazine says it took the actress and the crew 15 hours to finish their shoot. Not that the indie actress was acting prima donna but the photographer wanted to compose photos that would match Phoebe’s alluring personality and the magazine’s theme for the month.
“What the FHM crew didn’t expect that waiting meant a record 15 hours, in the case of our April 2017 cover girl’s photo shoot. The session was set in lensman Artu Nepomuceno’s tranquil abode, where the whole team and Phoebe Walker’s entourage converged at a little before mid-noon,” the article says.
“Going for an eerie feel in some of the layouts, we had to wait for the sun to go down before carrying on with the session,” another article adds.
The cover story also touches on Phoebe’s “unexpected win” at last year’s edition of MMFF playing the role of Sister Cecilia, who in the film had daring bathtub and rape scenes. She’s asked to give comments on critics and hater who thought she did not give much to win any award for playing the character.
“So far, bashing is what I cannot stand, because it really gets on my nerves when people think they can say something about you, but then it’s part of the job because you’re a public icon, right?” she says adding that she broke down upon seeing people’s comment on Twitter a few days after she won the award.
Nevertheless, wouldn’t be able to stop Phoebe from making a name and making it big. The year 2017 is treating Phoebe tremendously kind. After bagging an acting award, and now being on a magazine cover, she is set to headline the sequel to the 2011 Cinemalaya romantic sex comedy, Ligo Na U, Lapit Na Me. Additionally, she is currently busy being one of the cast members of Ha-Pi House, a sexy comedy series shown on cable.