VALEEN Montenegro is happy to play the role of Miranda Samonte in GMA-7’s new primetime action-drama seen after “24 Oras”, “Beautiful Justice”. “Ibang klase ito kasi ngayon lang ako nakaganap ng ganitong role,” she says. “Si Miranda Samonte, isang leader ng sindikato ng droga called Black Pentagon, pero ang boss ko rito called Ninang, si Bing Loyzaga. Mga astig na babae kami rito who don’t hesitate to resort to violence and murder just to get what we want. Ang mga makakalaban namin, sina Yasmien Kurdi, Bea Binene and Gabbi Garcia, who all have an axe to grind against us kasi 'yung mga mahal nila sa buhay, napatay ng aming sindikato.”
When we interviewed Valeen a year ago for her movie “The Write Moment’, she was then on with a non-showbiz guy named Selu Lozano who’s into football. Now, she tells us that they’ve called it quits, but they remain good friends.
No regrets, though, since she’s now on with a new BF, also non-showbiz. “We met each other in college and became friends,” she says. “But ngayon lang kami uli nag-reconnect.”
Some bashers, expectedly, chide her for changing boyfriends so easily. How does she feel about it? “Hindi naman mawawala ang bashers so I just ignore them. Ang feeling ko, I would just give them an advantage kapag pinansin ko sila o pinatulan ko pa sila. Unang-una, I don’t really know them. And they also don’t know me. So bahala sila sa opinion kasi, for me, it doesn’t really matter naman. If I’d show that I’m hurt, then sasabihin nila, kasi totoo, e. So, ignore them na lang dahil hindi ko naman sila kilala at all. I will give value only to the opinion of people who really know me and matter to me. Yung iba, bahala na sila sa buhay nila. I won’t be affected ng mga kuda nila.”