Plus: Major attitude from ‘Popular Personality’
Pressure unlike never before is what Glaiza De Castro feels as she prepares for her first taping for Encantadia 2016. She has already been measured for her costume as Perena, and as she saw how wonderfully intricate and beautiful it will be in the designer’s sketch, another surge of pressure, coupled with extreme excitement, came over her.
Portraying the iconic telefantasya character Perena for Glaiza, is a dream come true. She has always wanted to portray the role of a warrior princess. “When I was told by my management that I was scheduled to audition for Encantadia, I felt so excited that I was already imagining myself in the sangre costume,” she told me during a casual conversation at the GMA studio.
The Kapuso actress is also in the thick of arnis and sword training for the much talked-about remake. Upon returning from a week’s vacation in Taipei, Glaiza has been focused on this very physical requirement for her role with co-stars Kylie Padilla, Gabi Garcia, Sanya Lopez, Ruru Madrid, Rocco Nacino and Dingdong Dantes.
What pressures Glaiza even more, she confessed, are the social media bashers who say that she and her fellow sangres are not deserving of the roles they were given in the gigantic soap. She admitted there are times when all the bashing get the better of her.
Thankfully, the beautiful actress has steeled herself with the right attitude in dealing with the reality of social media.
“Me and my co-stars agreed that instead of answering back, we will just prove to them that we deserve to be in the show,” Glaiza declared.
For Kristoffer Martin, the time has come to turn his back from teen “pakilig” riles. In fact, he has already made plans on how to reinvent himself as an actor.
First is a physical transformation from teener to a more mature man. He has already talked to his gym trainer to do this since he wants to build up muscles in all the right places. He has also started a special diet.
“I believe an actor is a work in progress. You cannot be stagnant. You have to keep on reinventing yourself. I want to show people that I am really serious about my career as an actor. It’s not only my physical looks that will be reinvented, I also want to do roles that will really test my ability in acting.” Kristoffer said.
The Kapuso star is currently busy taping for the late night soap Because of You where he is paired once again with his original loveteam mate Joyce Ching. Kristoffer is so proud that his team-up with Joyce remain strong. Their pairing, in fact, is the only tween loveteam that survived the test of time. While the other loveteams of the erstwhile GMA teen-oriented show Tween Hearts have already been dissolved, Kris-Joyce still enjoys an overwhelming support from their loyal followers.
An airport mole intimated to me how a group of seamen got so mad with a popular personality at the gate of an international airline.
The group of seamen got excited upon seeing the personality waiting to board the plane. As they asked him if they can have a picture taken with him, the personality flatly said no. No explanation was given, nor a hint of a smile.
The second victims were the wheel chair attendants who, upon arriving at the gate, excitedly approached him for selfies. They got a big no for an answer too.
Feeling embarrassed, the seamen and the attendants started cursing and saying bad things about the personality within his earshot.
Shorts: Marian Rivera was so surprised during the first taping day of her new talk show Yan Ang Morning because her husband Dingdong Dantes paid her a visit with their cute daughter Baby Zia.
Contrary to rumors that Lovi Poe and Rocco Nacino broke-up a few months ago, it was only three weeks ago that they officially called it quits.