GABBI Garcia admits she felt sad when the soap she was supposed to do, “Rosang Agimat”, was shelved early this year after Manoy Eddie Garcia had an accident at their taping and eventually passed. But now, that show has been replaced by “Beautiful Justice”, a hardhitting action drama about three women who seek revenge after their loved ones were killed by a ruthless drug syndicate and will start airing on September 9 to replace "Sahaya".
“I play Brie Cuevas, whose boyfriend was mercilessly murdered so gusto ko siyang ipaghiganti,” she says. “I’m paired with Derrick Monasterio for the first time. Siya 'yung boyfriend kong PDEA agent na napatay. But it turns out he didn’t really die naman pala and he just has a secret kaya nagtatago siya to protect his own life. I’m glad ganitong action-drama about law enforcers ang ipinalit sa show kong hindi natuloy kasi we’ve actually already started training there sa martial arts and how to shoot a gun.”
So what kind of girl is Brie? “Mayaman siya, sosyal. She has a vlog and I do have a vlog in real life, so I can relate with her. Actually, inis sa akin 'yung character ni Bea Binene rito sa start ng show kasi Brie is the maarte kind of girl. But she’s not just maarte, she’s also smart and she knows what she wants and what she’s doing. Deep inside, she has a good heart but she’s also technically savvy and is a computer hacker. So 'yun ang edge niya at magagamit nila ito lahat later in their search for the murderers of their loved ones.”
She loves “Beautiful Justice” as she, Yasmien and Bea play strong female characters. “Yes, it’s about woman empowerment. We’ll show what we can do on our own and not just rely on men all the time. Actually, enjoy kami ng co-stars in playing edgier characters who speak their minds and are ready to combat evil. I think it’s about time na magpakita na rin sa TV na hindi lang mga lalaki but also women can be action stars. Nagkasundo rin kaming tatlo agad kasi magkakasama kami sa tent and we quickly became friends.”
Gabbi has also finished a new movie that is an entry in the coming Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino, “LSS (Last Song Syndrome)”. Directed by Jade Castro of “Endo” and “Zombadings”, Gabbi co-stars with real life boyfriend Khalil Ramos and the current hot band, Ben and Ben. Khalil now sports a short haircut and it becomes him. “Hindi ba? It was the right decision kasi he looks more neat, bumango ang hitsura niya. Noon ko pa sinasabing magpagupit siya and I’m glad he finally did kasi mas bagay sa kanya.”