In Kris Bernal’s upcoming series, she finds a fierce rival in Thea Tolentino who plays a transwoman in the television project. Interestingly, Thea’s character is her former lover who now goes after the same man that Kris’s character is having an affair with. Such an intriguing romantic drama, don’t you think?
The 29-year-old actress understands that one cannot just come up with an idea of a conflict and present it to the audience. She knows that apart from being realistic, the story should be backed by research especially as they’re training the spotlight on no simply issue.
“I did my research, and immediately asked our writers on how I’m going to portray my character and talk about sensitive issues surrounding the LGBTQ community. It’s never been heard of or been done on Philippine TV that makes me very excited to do this project,” Kris said of the new challenge of portraying a pivotal character in GMA’s yet to be titled series.
She added, “This story will offer a new perspective to our Kapuso viewers, and I am excited to work on this project. I will be with Thea, whom I truly adore, and I’m excited na akong makasama siya rito. I know she’s a terrific actress, kaya inaabangan ko ang matututunan ko sa kanya.”
Being one of GMA Network’s prized artists, Kris continues to explore the different facets of her talent as an actress. Her most notable roles include Andy in the Network’s Philippine adaptation of the Korean drama Coffee Prince; the lead role of Tinay with intellectual disability in Little Nanay; and her first dual role as Nimfa/Rosette in the top-rating afternoon drama series Impostora.
The versatile actress is now also included in the long line of female celebrities to launch their own businesses.
Kris shared her passion, ”I am an entrepreneur by heart. I want to have my own business where I can tap my creativity. Gusto ko kasing maging inspiration sa mga kapwa ko artista to invest their earnings. More than that, I also want to create jobs for other people.”
She recently opened House of Gogi, a Korean barbeque restaurant at Dapitan 55 Lifestyle Complex in Banawe, Quezon City.
Apart from her food business venture, Kris also revealed that she is working on an all-natural and cruelty-free lipstick line called SHE that will be launched soon.