According to Matteo Guidicelli, he is happy for current flame Sarah Geronimo at this point in her life when she is occupied with other activities apart from her showbiz commitments.
“That’s right!” he avers. “She’s into a lot these days. There’s her culinary lesson then, her pole dancing. We’re doing mountain climbing as well, one bonding activity the two of us enjoy so much. I can see that she’s having fun with all these stuff and it’s a positive sign.”
For the appealing lad, there’s still a lot to explore outside the celluloid firmament.
“I always tell Sarah that it’s important to have a life outside the ‘biz where the workload can get crazy. It drains you not only physically but emotionally and mentally, too. That’s why I have sports, the beach and other equally important businesses outside the entertainment field which include my family and friends…spending quality time with them, for one.”
Obviously, Matteo knows how to balance his act, so to speak.
“It’s actually for your own good. You need freedom in your soul and mind. Don’t let yourself get stuck to just one thing. This is a vast universe. There are so many beautiful and exciting things it offers. We should experience all these. Remember, variety is one of life’s most essential ingredients!”
Many say that because of him, Sarah has become more free-spirited.
“Well, I just encourage her to open her life to other things and not just to her work in show business. At 28, I want her to enjoy life to the fullest. Everybody knows how hardworking she is all these times. I guess she only deserves it,” Matteo states.
Despite the fact that she has experienced playing lead roles when she was with GMA-7, Maxene Magalona remains happy with the roles assigned to her at ABS-CBN, like being a villainess in the top-rating afternoon drama Doble Kara.
“Honestly, it’s no big deal to me if I’m playing the antagonist in the show. I’m happy to be given a challenging role such as Alex who in the story is so scheming, selfish and manipulative. It’s definitely a complex character which helps hone my acting skills further. In fact, I didn’t realize at first that I can also be an effective contra vida but now, I’m grateful to be given the part since it’s fulfilling, craft-wise. I’ve no regrets whatsoever,” she says.
Isn’t she afraid to be typecast as a screen villain eventually due to her superb portrayal in the Julia Montes starrer soap opera?
“Oh, I don’t think of that. For me, I’m just working. Work is a blessing. I believe that what I get is what’s meant for me. So, I’m making the most of it. As I’ve said earlier, I enjoy every single moment playing the character of Alex. It’s not a one-dimensional role. It has many levels and that’s what makes it exciting!”
The lovely actress also wants to clear the issue that she is allegedly envious of her brother Elmo with the present success of his prime time offering Born for You opposite Janela Salvador.
“You know, that’s ridiculous! On the contrary, I’m happy and proud of his achievements. The success of my family is rewarding for me. We’re supportive of one another. In Elmo’s case, I tell him to just enjoy and have fun,” explains Maxene.