Angel Locsin disclosed that Bela Padilla officially invited her to watch the premiere showing of her latest movie Meet Me in St. Gallen opposite Carlo Aquino, only she didn’t make it.
“I was with my family at that very moment so I wasn’t able to leave right away. I planned to follow afterwards but the traffic was bad so I just didn’t go. But in spirit, my support for them was there. I heard the film drew positive reviews and I’m happy for them,” Angel says.
Since they communicate, is there a possibility that she’ll become friends with Bela who happens to be the former flame of her current steady Neil Arce?
“I don’t see any reason why we can’t. Bela is nice. I don’t remember any incident in which she did something nasty to me. I don’t have any issue with her so given time, I think we can become chums.”
This early, people are curious if she’s willing to do a project with Bela in the future since they’re both talents of ABS-CBN and Star Cinema.
“That would be great. As I’ve said earlier, I’ve no problem with Bela. My only concern there is that the public might create issues on our collaboration. I think it’s inevitable and that’s something I don’t want to happen. Instead of focusing on the film’s merits, people will delve into the personal angle which would just add tension on the set.
“But I have high respect for Bela’s artistic gifts. She’s a good actress. I also admire her script-writing skills. I happened to read the script of Last Night, which she wrote. It’s very good. I’m impressed! Bela’s so talented,” she adds.
Speaking of talent, the sultry actress was recently honored during the recently-concluded FDCP Film Ambassador’s Night in which her performance in the movie Everything About Her was cited. If remembered, she bagged a Best Supporting Actress trophy from Cambodia for her sterling portrayal of an agonizing nurse in the movie, which also top-billed by Xian Lim and Vilma Santos-Recto.
Apart from being a resident judge in Pilipinas Got Talent, Angel reveals she’ll be more visible this 2018.
“I just renewed my contract with ABS-CBN and I’m slated to do a soap opera and a movie. We’re on the planning stage already. I’m excited this early,” ends Angel.
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Asked if he also plans to come up with a “tell-all” book in the future in the tradition of Mark Bautista’s Beyond the Mark, Paolo Ballesteros says: “Nope! I don’t intend to write my autobiography. I believe there’s nothing to reveal anymore. Millions of viewers get to see me in Eat Bulaga on a daily basis. Whatever you see on TV, that’s it. You just can’t fake it,” he avers.
The host-comedian, who headlines the upcoming film My Amnesia Love has another type of reading material in mind actually.
“If there’s one dream I wish to fulfill in the coming days, that’s to publish a book on makeup transformation which is my expertise. I’d like to compile all of them because that would be very much interesting. I know that it would eat up time though so I’m just waiting for a chance amid my hectic work schedule.”
Going back to Mark, the Eat Bulaga mainstay is hats-off to the singer-actor.
“It was brave of him to really come out and tell the truth about himself and had it documented. Not everyone can do that. So I really hope people won’t misjudge him. He just wants to express what’s real. I guess, his exposure to his new surroundings like New York also helped since people there are very open,” states Paolo.