Jaclyn reveals what she's afraid of now

June 30, 2019
Jaclyn Jose

JACLYN Jose has been with GMA-7 for six years now and she says she’s very happy to be a Kapuso. “Hindi ako nababakante nang matagal at laging primetime ang show ko, like ‘Alyas Robin Hood 1 and 2’ and now, itong ‘The Better Woman’, so I cannot complain,” she says at the presscon of ‘The Better Woman’. “Hindi rin nila ako pinaghihigpitan. When ABS-CBN got me to do ‘Fantastica’ sa filmfest last December, pinayagan nila agad ako.”

She plays the mother of the twin sisters played by Andrea Torres in “The Better Woman”. “Yung young Jaclyn is played by Empress Schuck. Noong magkaanak siya ng kambal, wala siyang pambayad sa ospital kaya itatakas sana niya ang mga anak niya.

Kaya lang nahuli siya ng guard at sa pagmamadali niya, naiwanan niya 'yung isang baby, who grows up to be Juliet, 'yung bad girl. Si Jasmine naman, napalaki ko nang maayos. They grow up as Andrea Torres at si Jasmine 'yung good girl na napangasawa ni Derek Ramsay."

The show starts airing tonight on GMA Telebabad, after ‘Sahaya’.

How is it working with Andrea and Derek? “I’ve worked with them before. Si Andrea sa soap na ‘Millionaire’s Wife’ and si Derek sa movie na ‘A Secret Affair’. Si Andrea, grabe ang improvement, ang galing niya in her dual roles. Sa bagay, noon pa man sa ‘Millionaire’s Wife’, nakita ko na ang potential niya and she’s now fulfilling the promise she showed then. Si Derek naman, specialty niya itong ganitong roles na torn between two women and he’s really good in it.”

She’s gonna be a grandmother again with her daughter Andi’s second child. “Yes. Mas maayos ang pagbubuntis niya ngayon kaysa sa panganay na si Ellie. I attended the baby shower for her and I can see she is so happy. She’s now 29 years old so nag-mature na siya. I can see na malaki na ang ipinagbago niya.”

So how’s Ellie? “She’s with me now. Heto nga, tinetext ako. What time daw ba am I coming home? Pero usually, hati ang time niya between Andi and her dad, si Jake (Ejercito). Excited na rin siyang makita ang kapatid niya.”

Will Andi still work in showbiz? “I think so. She just told me na may offer sa kanya ang ‘Maalaala Mo Kaya’ to do one episode with them pagkapanganak niya. Okay lang sa kanya ang ganun guestings. Pero ayaw na niya ng soap kasi magdamagan ang taping, e dalawa na nga naman ang anak niya. Wala naman siyang maid so siya talaga ang nag-aasikaso sa mga bata.”

Jaclyn continues to do movies. She just finished a new drama with the late Eddie Garcia, ‘Son of God’, directed by Jun Lana. “Si Eddie plays a priest and I play a woman na naanakan niya. Anak namin si Elijah Canlas. Isasali raw muna sa film festivals abroad. I really felt sad with what happened to Eddie Garcia, but hopefully eye-opener 'yung nangyari para sa mga involved sa production. Ako nga, ngayon, kapag lumalakad ako sa set, nag-iingat ako, tinitingnan ko kung may mga kable at baka mapatid pa ako.”

The last time we talked to her, she felt sad that she had no lovelife of her own. So how about now? “Wala pa rin. As of now, may kasama pa naman ako sa bahay. 'Yung bunso kong anak na lalaki. But he’s 18 years old now at gusto na ring mag-showbiz. Siguro si Perry Lansigan din ang magma-manage, like me. Kapag namuhay na 'yun on his own, tiyak na malulungkot akong mag-isa. Ewan ko ba. Available naman ako, kaya lang, talagang wala man lang nagpaparamdam. Siguro dahil mataba ako.”