BEAUTY Gonzales says she’s not a fan of horror movies but what’s funny is she has just finished two horror movies in quick succession. First was “Abandoned” on iWant where she played a lady security guard who is assigned to an abandoned building that turns out to be haunted. Now, she is also in Star Cinema’s special Halloween presentation that opens on October 30, “Hellcome Home”. In the movie, she plays the wife of Raymond Bagatsing and their family gets to live in a haunted old house, along with their kids played by Teejay Marquez, Gillian Vicencio and Miel Espinosa.
“When we were doing ‘Hellcome Home’, sinabi ko sa director namin, si Bobby Bonifacio, na hindi talaga ako mahilig manood ng horror movie dahil ayokong magbabayad na nga ako, tapos tatakutin ko pa ang sarili ko,” she says. “But I now ask the viewers, magbayad kayo rito kasi maganda ho itong pelikula namin. Hindi kayo mabibigo, lalo na 'yung mahilig sa scary movies, dahil siguradong sisindakin kayo nito.”
In the movie, she plays the role of a mother to two grown up kids, Teejay and Gillian, and one little girl, Miel. In real life, it’s said her age is not really that far from that of Teejay. So how come she agrees to do mother roles when she turned only 28 years old last May 28?
“E, yun ang roles na binibigay nila sa’kin,” she shrugs. “And it’s not the first time naman that I played a mother role, kasi sa TV series na ‘Pusong Ligaw’ noon, mother din ako nina Diego Loyzaga and Enzo Pineda. And also sa ‘Abandoned’, mother din ako ni Seth Fedellin. Now, sa ‘Kadenang Ginto’ mother rin ako, so okay lang naman sa akin kasi mother na rin ako in real life with my own daughter Olivia.”
She says she doesn’t really mind doing mother roles as she knows she doesn’t at all look like the mother of grown up kids in rea life. “Secure ako sa beauty ko, kaya hindi na issue 'yan for me. I’m just happy to do my job and that viewers believe naman that I’m really a mother of these kids on screen. But what’s important is I’m always a cool mom and in real life, I don’t really look naman like their mom.”
Beauty was discovered when she became 4th placer in PBB Teen Edition Plus in 2008 where she was with Ejay Falcon (the winner) and Robi Domingo, who both now have flourishing careers of their own. But among the female housemates, she’s the only one who succeeded in cultivating a showbiz career and is still active on cam up to now. She continues to enjoy the support of viewers even if is now married to non-showbiz hubby Norman Crisologo who’s also supportive of her career as an actress.