BIANCA Umali is the cover girl of an online magazine called Fair and she looks exceedingly chic and beautiful, oozing with so much star quality that GMA7 should really prepare her for future superstardom. She’s currently being seen as Lawiswis in “Mulawin Vs. Ravena” that ends this week and we think she should be given a solo project next time, not a teeny bopper love story but a more mature drama since she also happens to be a very good actress.
At 17, Bianca is definitely ready for the big time as she’s about to bloom and blossom ever more beautifully in the days to come. Right now, she’s tied up with her ka-love team, Miguel Tanfelix, who plays Pagaspas in “Mulawin Vs. Ravena”.
And judging from recent interviews with her, she doesn’t want to be paired anymore with any body else but just Miguel. “Yung puso at isip ko, kay Miguel lang naka-focus,” she says. “Para akong may one-track mind na siya lang ang nakikita ko.”
What if she’s paired with another actor? “Ayoko na sa iba. Si Miguel lang ang gusto ko.”
We honestly don’t think this will be healthy for her career, even if Miguel shares the same feelings for her. She should be more open-minded when it comes to her career. She must be ready to go solo and be paired with other actors so she can have a more well rounded career, rather than just be identified with one ka-loveteam.
But right now, the fans of her love team with Miguel should enjoy the few remaining days of their participation in “Mulawin Vs. Ravena” that ends on Friday, to be replaced by Marian Rivera’s “Super Ma’am” starting September 18.
“Napakarami pang exciting na mga mangyayari sa story kaya huwag na huwag nyong kalilimutang manood gabi-gabi on our last few nights,” says Bianca. “Pinaghandaan talaga namin ang finale week at maraming kakaibang pasabog so you should not miss the spectacular and explosive climax.”
CARMI PLAYS A ROLE
CONTRARY TO REAL LIFE
CARMI Martin plays a very interesting and colorful role in “Loving in Tandem” that opens in theaters tomorrow. She is the mother of four boys with different nationalities as they have different fathers. Her sons include Korean Ryan Bang, African-American Thou Reyes, Italian Marco Gallo and American Edward Barber.
“Yes, united colors and mga anak ko kasi iba-iba ang lahi ng mga ama nila dahil sa aking colorful love life in the story,” says Carmi, who turned 54 last August 9 but looks much younger than her age. “My name is Aling Remedios. Si Thou ang eldest sa kanila at si Edward ang youngest na bagong discovered lang na anak ko rin pala at nagbalikbayan from America.”
In real life, Carmi has remained single, which she says is by choice, and has no child at all. In the movie, her four sons are Jordan (Thou), Gong Ho (Ryan), Tupe (Marco) and Luke (Edward.) “Ako rin 'yung tumatayong nanay-nanayan ni Maymay Entrata as Shine,” adds Carmi, who was also busy on TV in the recently concluded “Better Half” and in “Wansapanataym” with Awra Briguela. So what does she think of the newest Kapamilya stars she’s working with in “Loving in Tandem”?
“Definitely, they show a lot of promise,” she says. “Tinuring ko talaga silang mga anak-anakan ko habang nagsu-shooting kami. I enjoyed doing the movie with them kasi naka-energize kapag mga bata ang kasama mo. And I can say that they’re all hard working and willing to learn kaya malayo ang mararating nila sa showbiz. Lagi ko silang nire-remind na huwag lalaki ang ulo nila kung gusto nilang tumagal dito. Dapat, maging well grounded sila at matuto silang maging marespeto sa mga kapwa nila artistang nauna sa kanila.”
MATTHIAS BASHED BY FANS
MATTHIAS Rhoads feels so lucky to be chosen by GMA-7 as the leading man of Marian Rivera in her new primetime show, “Super Ma’am”. Matthias was first noticed when he appeared as the prospective groom in a Jollibee TV commercial. He was then introduced by GMA-7 as one of the JEYA Boys in “Meant to Be”. And now, he gets launched as Marian’s love interest no less.
“At first, I was really intimidated,” he says. “I just get stunned when I look at her because she’s not only very beautiful but she also acts great. They tell me nga, why are you tulala? But she turned out to be very warm and friendly. She’s been doing this for a long time and she’s ready to help newcomers like me. She gives me valuable acting tips and for that, I will forever be grateful to this super sweet, super ganda, super galing na leading lady.”
Marian says Matthias learns easily. “Okay naman siyang turuan kasi may willingness siya to learn para mas gumaling siya bilang aktor,” she says. “Noong una, halatang nahihiya pa siya kaya biniro kong turuan niya ako ng English at ako naman ang magtuturo sa kanya ng Tagalog para mas ma-relax siya.”
Matthias freely praised Marian in his social media account and he got the surprise of his life when some fans quickly bashed him because of this, telling him: “Feelingero ka. Mahiya ka naman kay Dingdong Dantes. Huwag kang umastang bida ka dahil STARLET ka pa rin.”
But some fans of Marian defended him, saying: “There’s nothing wrong with the posts of Matthias dahil na-appreciate lang niya ang pagiging mabait ni Yanyan sa kanya. Walang masama roon and he does not deserved such negative bashings.”
Well, let’s just say that Matthias is getting his usual baptism of fire in showbiz. “Super Ma’am” will start airing on September 18 to replace “Mulawin vs. Ravena”.