Lauren Young Leads the Unraveling of Mysteries in ‘Dormitoryo’

Lauren Young channels her inner Nancy Drew for her role as a curious student who will search for answers about the mysterious death of a girl who died in the same dormitory that she's staying at on GMA Network's edgy suspense teen series "Dormitoryo."


Lauren Young is one of the stars of GMA Network’s newest weekly teen series “Dormitoryo.” Dubbed as a suspenserye, the new show promises an outburst of suspense-filled plots and twists every Sunday afternoon beginning September 22 after Sunday All Stars.

The series focuses on the search of Hazel Mendoza, the character played by Lauren, an incoming freshman Mass Communication student at Branwood College, for answers on the death of Maika Benitez (Winwyn Marquez) who died in the dormitory she’s staying at–the Holy Spirit Manor.

During the bloggers conference for “Dormitoryo” which was held on Tuesday, September 17, at Asya Restaurant in Centris, Quezon City, Lauren talked about her ‘exciting’ role in the weekend teen series.

“Ang character ko po dito [Dormitoryo] ay si Hazel Mendoza, ako ‘yung bagong dating sa Holy Spirit Manor, for some reasons curious na curious siya kung bakit may isang babaeng namatay”

“Hindi siya naniniwala na aksidente lang ‘yung pagkamatay ni Maika [Winwyn Marquez] so sinusubukan niya i-figure out kung paano nga ba nangyari, sino ‘yung gumawa sa kanya nito”

“Tapos very quiet siya na babae, minsan walang dialogues sa script, ayun she keeps things to herself, pero parang na-notice ko sa kanya, very…may pagka-vulnerable rin siya pero di masyado, saka ‘yun talaga yung goal niya, malaman kung sino ang pumatay kay Maika Benitez which is played by WinWyn,” she said.

Dormitoryo is based from the original concept by Jun Lana, director of PH’s entry to this year’s Oscars–“Bwakaw”–who also helmed the series.

Here’s what Lauren has to say about Lana:

“Nung malaman ko na si Direk Jun ang magiging director namin, excited na excited ako. ‘Yung pinakagusto ko sa kanya, hahayaan ka niya as an artist to do what you think is right tapos ‘pag nakikita ka niya na medyo naliligaw ka na, ibabalik ka niya dun sa tama. At saka very detailed talaga ang mga ginagawa niya, she said.

The young actress is also proud about the project in the sense that it’s edgy and different from the usual teen series being shown in Sunday afternoon timeslot.

“Actually, for me parang gumagawa kami ng short films so nakakatuwa na it’s something different na mapapanood sa TV kasi ako ang nagustuhan ko with this project is it’s very very different and bagong bago siya sa paningin ng mga tao,” she said.

“Dormitoryo” is supervised by the Officer-in-Charge for Entertainment, Lilybeth Rasonable; VP for Drama, Redgie Acuña Magno; AVP for Drama, Cheryl Ching-Sy; Program Manager, Ali N. Dedicatoria with Senior Executive Producer, Mona Mayuga and Associate Producer Jan Navarro.

The creative team is composed of Creative Head, Jake Tordesillas; Creative Consultant, Kit Villanueva-Langit; Headwriter, Robert Villela; Writers, Jules Katanyag, Borj Danao, John Kenneth De Leon, Liberty Trinidad, and Maria Acy Quintos-Ramos.

Aside from Lauren, also starring in the weekend series are Joyce Ching, Ruru Madrid, Enzo Pineda, Mayton Eugenio, Annica Dolonius, Ash Nordstrom and Mel Kimura.

“Dormitoryo” is set to premiere this Sunday, September 22, on GMA after Sunday All Stars.

Lauren Young inviting everyone to watch “Dormitoryo”:

You can follow Lauren on Twitter via the handle @loyoung and Instagram via the hand @lo_young.

For more information and updates on Lauren and other stars of “Dormitoryo,” check out and follow @ArtistCenter on Instagram and Twitter, and like on Facebook.

The blog conference for “Dormitoryo” was sponsored by Jellybean and Urbanears.


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