Katrina feels better with new role

August 17, 2019
Katrina Halili
Katrina Halili

KATRINA Halili confesses that she feels ill at ease with her role as Lillian in the new GMA afternoon soap, ‘Prima Donnas’, that starts airing this Monday afternoon after “Hanggang sa Dulo ng Buhay Ko”. “Naninibago ako kasi, for a change, mabait ako rito,” she says. “E, the viewers know me more as a contravida na puro kasamaan ang ginagawa sa soaps ko before. Nakaka-stress din naman lagi ang mag-contravida, nakaka-wrinkles. So dito, bait-baitan mode muna ako as Lilian, the woman chosen by Wendell Ramos and Glaiza de Castro to be the surrogate mom of their children. Yung fertilized eggs nila, nilagay sa akin para ipagbuntis ko at hindi lang isang baby kundi triplets ang nabuo.”

It’s her first time to work with Aiko Melendez who will be the contravida, Kendra. “Siyempre, kabadung-kabado ako kasi alam nating magaling na aktres si Miss Aiko. First time ko to work with her. Siya ang magiging dahilan kung bakit mamamatay si Glaiza at magkakahiwalay 'yung tatlong kambal played by Jillian Ward, Althea Ablan and Sofia Pablo. Sa script, ako ang palagi niyang bubugbugin dito at hindi lumalaban 'yung character ko, kaya tinatanong ko nga si Direk Gina Alajar kung may chance bang makaganti ako at masampal ko man lang siya.”

Can she relate to her role as a mother? “Oh yes. Alam naman nating lahat na single mom talaga ako ngayon in real life to my daughter Katie. And I enjoy being a mother kasi it gave more direction to my life. So, dito para talagang nanay nila ang treatment ko sa three tween stars na siyang mga gumaganap sa title roles ng ‘Prima Donnas’. Masarap namang kasama sina Jillian, Althea at Sofia kasi mababait sila, hindi mga pasaway. Madali ring makakuha ng instructions from Direk Gina so happy kami lagi sa set.”

So how is her lovelife going these days? “Naku, zero pa rin. Masaya naman ako sa status ngayon as single at ayoko na rin munang makipagrelasyon para mas tahimik ang buhay ko. Kung gusto kong mag-relax, I just go out with some close friends na lang.”