Liza Soberano on breathing life into Alexandra Trese

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 11) —  Filipino-American actress and model Liza Soberano is known for being soft-spoken, far from her fierce character in the new Netflix original animated series 'Trese,' which is based on an award-winning graphic novel created by Filipinos.

Soberano is the voice behind Alexandra Trese, the show's protagonist, in the Filipino version. Filipino-Canadian actress Shay Mitchell is the heroine in the English dub.

Here is how Soberano breathed life into the character of Alexandra, a detective who deals with crimes committed by mythical creatures that cohabitate with the people in Manila.

No easy feat

The "Dolce Amore" and "Alone/Together" star said she has undergone training on voice acting — something she has never done before.

"I asked if I can do a one-on-one session with my voice coach Sir Rudolf, and that was actually very helpful because he was the one who taught me all the different techniques and what to do and what not to do when you are doing the voice-over," the 23-year-old actress told CNN Philippines' New Day.

She said she had to learn different techniques on how to deepen her voice and make the register lower - a no easy task.

"My biggest takeaway is voice acting is so hard, that is why I have such huge respect for voice actors now," she shared.

Aside from the workshop, Soberano disclosed that for two weeks leading to the actual dubbing, "I made sure to only speak Tagalog at my house the whole day."

"And whenever anyone would call me on the phone, as much as possible, I would try to speak in Tagalog," she said.

"Because I wanted to make sure my Tagalog was on point," she added. "I mean, I am dubbing the Filipino version."

The adaptation of Trese, the comic series by Filipino writer Budjette Tan and artist Kajo Baldisimo, is now available on streaming service Netflix.

It is megged by Filipino-American director Jay Oliva.