Here’s yet another casting update for the Cinemalaya 2013 entry The Diplomat Hotel. Former child actress Empress Schuck recently unleashed her mature side with her debut appearance in FHM Philippines and immediately after that, the 20-year-old actress checks in at a haunted hotel. What’s up with stars these days? Chos.

Looks like Empress is taking great steps for her career. Just like Ms. Gretchen Barretto, the lead character of The Diplomat Hotel, this is also Empress’ first Cinemalaya Film. Empress will play Anna, the punk rocker make up artist who brings her own secrets inside the Hotel.

“I have heard so many great things about Empress, from her attitude to her talent. One of the great things about being a filmmaker is the collaboration it accords me with talented people who are on the same mission as I am. For someone to bring breathe to my characters is an amazing thing. I always had a vision for what Anna would look like. From the eye shadow and the nail polish to what shirt she’s wearing. When they showed me the picture of Empress, I knew I found her.” said Christopher Ad Castillo on The Diplomat Hotel Facebook Page.

Are you excited to see Empress in a dark punk rocker costume? lelz.  I think Empress is a great addition to the cast of The Diplomat Hotel. Aside from Gretchen Barretto and Empress, Brooke Chantelle, Joel Torre, Sue Prado, Art Acuna and Mon Confiado has also checked in at The Diplomat Hotel.