Manila is Insatiable!

Queens take control with Debby Ryan, Dallas Roberts, and the OG Queen, Gloria Diaz, joining as a very special guest star!

Debby Ryan and Dallas Roberts, stars of Netflix’s Original Series, Insatiable, are in Manila to promote Season 2 of their dark comedy show that launches October 11. They are joined by Philippines' very own OG Queen, Gloria Diaz, who has a very special guest appearance on the show. 

Speaking about the success of Insatiable with Filipino fans, Debby, who plays Patty Bladell, said, “I think there are so many fun characters where chaos happens when you put us all together. It’s just really good people making bad decisions.”


Dallas, who plays pageant coach Bob Armstrong,  added, “One of my favorite parts about the show is that you never know what’s coming next. It’s always chaotic and hilarious.” 

Gloria, who aptly plays a former beauty queen turned fierce pageant coach named Gloria Reyes, shared how she was cast in her role and her experience while filming on set. 

“They just messaged me, and I thought it was a mistake,” she said. “I was just overwhelmed with everything. Everyone was so nice. They kept saying, ‘Welcome,’ but I said, ‘The more you welcome me, the more stressed I became.’”

“Bob is a pageant coach, while Gloria is a pageant goddess,” added Dallas. “So [Bob] is both intimidated and completely in awe of her. It was intensely fun to play it.”

Insatiable Season 2, which streams on Netflix this October 11, follows Patty, whose past is finally catching up with her. “In Season 2, you begin to see Patty become more self-aware, more self-assured. She definitely starts to look more internally and learn more about herself and her relationships, what she wants and how she intends to get it,” said Debby about her character’s evolution. 

“One of the things I love about Bob is that he doesn’t evolve too much, he’s still driven and insatiable, and nothing seems to slow him down,” said Dallas. “The biggest affecting factor [in his life] is Patty and his continuous sacrifices to stay in that relationship.”

Without giving away too much spoilers, Gloria’s character plays a pivotal role in Patty’s growth as a character. “Gloria has a gorgeous role, and there are little moments [with her] that end up becoming really huge to Patty,” added Debby. “There’s specifically one moment where we started a conversation -- which is the first day we shot together -- and that conversation is where she learned that queens take control. And once she hears that, it begins to be her North Star. In Season 2, she begins to be less responsive about the things around her and she gets in the driver’s seat.”

All three of the cast shared what the show’s quote and over-arching theme, “Queens Take Control,” means to them.

Dallas answered, “Having seen and worked with the ladies on the show, queens don’t ask permission for control or they don’t wait for control. They just take control to stay at the top.”

“Our writer, our showrunner, majority of our producers, and some of our executives at Netflix are all really cool, strong women. I’ve never been at a set where not only women are at the top, but there are roles in the crew that you don’t typically see with women. They’re holding the lights and building the sets,” shared Debby. “There’s so many different types of strength that a woman can exude. It’s just in the DNA of the show. And the thing I’ve noticed, and all of these women -- specifically working with Gloria, with her formidable, terrifying energy -- respect is not demanded. It’s commanded. I think that is really prevalent to me and all of the powerful women I’m around and look up to.”

The cast also thanked the Filipino fans for their love of the show. “Thank you so much for your graciousness and generosity. It’s my first time here and I’ll be back for sure,” said Dallas.

“The overwhelming amount of support from Filipinos has been huge. For us to be able to come back and make the season, thank you so much for letting me continue my dream and for having us here in the Philippines,” gushed Debby.

“Thank you to Netflix, Debby and Dallas for helping me feel a little more relaxed on set. And of course, more than anything, thank you to all the Insatiable viewers. Keep on watching!” Gloria said.

As the conversation came to an end, Gloria and host Nicole Cordoves taught Debby and Dallas a Filipino phrase that will be familiar to pageant fans and contestants: “Kabogera ako.”


Plus, check out how the cast sashayed the Lava Walk on Facebook and Instagram with Debby, Dallas, and Gloria.

If you have not seen Insatiable yet, Netflix is making it even easier to join the fandom. For a limited time, anyone in the Philippines (even non Netflix members) will be able to watch the first episode of Insatiable Season 1 for free, exclusively at www.netflix.com/insatiable (we kindly ask that you please include this link in your coverage). 

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