BEAUTY Gonzales says she didn’t have a hard time asking the permission of ABS-CBN to allow her to do the romantic drama, “I Got You”, with TV5.
“Free lancer naman ako kasi wala na akong contract sa ABS,” she says. “But still, nagpaalam ako nang maayos bilang respeto, at kahit wala pa silang bagong project for me, simply because I owe them my career.
“Everyone knows sa PBB Teens ako unang nakilala 12 years ago when I was just 17, and then they gave me my break in acting. Open naman sila and pinayagan akong mag-TV5. Sige, dyan ka muna while we are readying our next project for you. So thank you to them at alam naman nilang kailangan nating mag-work ngayon. Ang tagal ko na ring nagpapahinga, e. But my heart will always be a Kapamilya, that will never change.”
Beauty admits that being a total newcomer from Cebu, she didn’t really know how to act when she started.
“Tapos, may Visayan accent pa ako. But ABS was patient with me.They gave me supporting roles muna and it took a while before I was given a lead role opposite Zanjoe Marudo in ‘Dream Dad’ in 2014. Tapos noon, I did more lead roles in ‘Ningning’, ‘Pusong Ligaw’, ‘Kadenang Ginto’, so sila talaga ang naghasa sa akin sa acting.”
She’s happy to be helmed by top director Dan Villegas in “I Got You”, which will run for seven Sundays.
“He’s one of our best directors now at iba ang atake niya sa show namin. Hindi siya basta drama kundi may touch din ng comedy so magiging endearing ang dating sa viewers. Kaya, lock in taping kami kaya na-miss ko ang husband and daughter ko, si Olivia.”
What’s her role in “I Got You”? “I’m Del and very challenging ang role ko as it’s my first time to play the role of a psychiatrist. Naging pasyente ko si RK Bagatsing as Louie, a soldier na suffering from trauma from the war at ginawa ko ‘yung bawal sa isang therapist, ang ma-in love sa patient niya.”
But eventually, they had to break up. “Kasi I found out that he is full of secrets and lies. Then years later, I meet Jane Oineza na may problema sa boyfriend niya, and I didn’t know it’s RK, so we meet again. Ang daming magagandang eksena na malapit sa totoong buhay, so viewers can really relate at aabangan nyo talaga ang bawat episode every Sunday afternoon at 2 PM, after ‘Sunday Noontime Live’.”
They’re all happy in the cast as the show’s pilot episode last Sunday got very positive reviews and many viewers say they can’t wait what will happen next so they’ll surely tune in again this coming Sunday afternoon.
The first Miss U Philippines sets the difference
THE first Miss Universe Philippines pageant finals will be held in Baguio Country Club on Sunday morning, 9 AM, with live telecast on GMA-7, with a replay at 10:30 PM. With a script by the dashing and captivating Senedy Que, it will be hosted by KC Montero.
The current franchise holder and national director is former Bb. Pilipinas Universe Shamcey Supsup-Lee. She will do the opening number with American idol runner up Jessica Sanchez doing a pre-recorded number.
There are currently 46 contestants. 16 semi-finalists will be chosen then the top 5 finalists from which the final winner will be selected. Gazini Ganados, last year’s winner from former franchise holder, Bb. Pilipinas Charities, will be present to crown her successor. There will be no live audience at all because of the corona pandemic.
For the first time, Jonas Gaffud, the pageant’s creative director, says a national beauty pageant will permit contestants to speak and express themselves in their own native languages during the finals interviews and Q&A, with interpreters around.