BARBIE Forteza has been idle since the lockdown started in March so she is glad that her soap, “Anak ni Waray vs. Anak ni Biday”, which was interrupted by the virus, will soon be back on primetime in GMA Telebabad.
“Sa wakas, ‘yung fans ng show na noon pa nagtatanong kung kailan kami uli mapapanood, abangan nyo lang po at malapit na kaming magbalik,” she says.
When they were last seen, Barbie as Ginalyn and Kate Valdez as Caitlyn are fighting over Migo Adecer as Cocoy. “So, malapit nang masagot ‘yung laging itinatanong sa akin ng viewers, tuluyan na bang nasira ang friendship nina Ginalyn at Caitlyn dahil kay Migo,” adds Barbie. “Pero abangan nyo dahil marami pang pasabog ang show namin between Tita Snooky Serna and Tita Dina Bonnevie, who play our mothers, over Tito Jay Manalo, na siya palang ama namin.”
Does she have any new year wish or resolution? “For this year, balak kong mag-aral ng driving so I can drive by myself. Balak ko na noong kumuha ng driving lessons, pero nagka-pandemic. This year, sana matuloy na, para hindi ko inaabala ang daddy ko o si Jak (Roberto) para ipag-drive ako kung may importante akong appointment.”
Off cam, Barbie’s love life continues to bloom in her relationship with Jak Roberto. During the lockdown, they got to communicate regularly to their fans through their vlog where they share cooking various dishes and giving tips about relationships. They also got to do their first endorsement together which was shown on Jak’s Youtube channel. Jak says doing a commercial together with Barbie is really a milestone for both of them.
“Working with Barbie in a teleserye is one thing, but having our very first endorsement together is such a fulfillment for both of us,” says Jak, who just renewed his exclusive contract with GMA Network. “The whole shoot went smoothly and we all had fun. Barbie and I didn’t even get to sleep the night before the shoot because of excitement and we’re glad na maganda namang lumabas. We have to do more projects together in the future.”