SHAIRA Diaz is lucky that after she moved from TV5, she’s now getting better assignments in GMA-7. She’s currently paired with Ruru Madrid in “On My Way to You”, the first episode in the second season of the hit drama anthology show, “I Can See You”, and after this, they’re together again in the regular teleserye, and action-adventure series entitled “Lolong”.
How does it feel that she’s paired with Ruru when everyone knows her one true love is Edgar Allan Guzman and they’ve been together for some years now? Won’t this ruin her tandem with Ruru?
“Sa tingin ko naman po, audiences today are now more mature so ang mga artista, kahit iba ang partners nila at di nila karelasyon, the viewers have no problem with that,” she says. “Kasi, una kaming pinagsama ni Ruru, sa ‘The Lost Recipe’, at maganda naman ang reception sa amin ng tao. Walang nam-bash sa amin at all, so I can really feel na kaya naming itawid itong tambalan namin on our own.”
In “I Can See You”, she plays a runaway bride. The story starts with her about to wed Gil Cuerva, then before she reaches the altar, she changes her mind, makes an about face and runs away out of the church.
“Very intriguing ang start ng story,” she adds. “The viewers would want to know what her reason is for running away. They’ll be curious to see her journey until how she learns to face her issues. Magulo ang isip niya, wild ang imagination niya, marami siyang opinyon, hanggang sa maging serious na siya.”
She plays a complex character. “Marami siyang insecurities sa sarili niya. Ambigat niya dalhin, kaya kahit ako, naaawa ako sa kanya. Sana, kung ako na na-feel ko ‘yun, hopefully, ganun din ang viewers, maramdaman nila kung anong pinagdaraanan niya.”
Has she ever felt running away from BF Edgar Allan? “Naku, sa tagal namin ni EA, ngayon pa ba ako magdadalawang isip about him? Ang dami na naming pinagsamahan, pinagdaanan. Ngayon pa ba ako magra-runaway bride sa kanya? But there’s no rush for us to settle down, kasi he knows marami pa akong goals sa buhay. I want to finish my college studies sana, gusto ko muna mag-ipon for my family. Ang maganda, we’re more open now about our personal plans.”
Doesn’t EA get jealous with Ruru? “Hindi, alam niyang masaya namang katrabaho si Ruru kasi they’ve worked na before. Ruru and I now know how to work with each other as a team, so may foundation na kami before we go into our teleseryeng ‘Lolong’.”
She appreciates Ruru’s high energy. “Sa taping, napapagod ako agad kasi very emotional ‘yung character ko. Pero si Ruru, kapag wala na akong energy, siya meron pa rin, kaya nakakakuha ako ng energy sa kanya at malaking bagay sa’kin yun to survive. Lagi siyang nagpapatawa, very caring na partner. Lagi akong tinatanong, kaya pa ba? So I really enjoy working with him.”Publication Source : People's Journal