After a three-year hiatus from show business, the beautiful Roxanne Guinoo is back in the limelight as Raymart Santiago’s leading lady in GMA-7’s latest family drama series, Home Sweet Home. And according to the former ABS-CBN talent, the project is simply perfect for her television comeback.
Roxanne plays the role of Dulce, wife of Raymart’s Reden, and mother to a brood of three played by child stars Jake Vargas, Jillian Ward and Raid Quite.
Speaking with a small group of reporters at the show’s press launch this week, Roxanne said the character is easy to portray since her real-life role today is a wife and mother as well. She is married to Chinese-Filipino businessman Elton Yap, and has a daughter and son named Rain, 2 and a half, and Riley, 4 months, respectively. She said her TV character takes good care of her family just she does.
“Even if I started working again, I still fulfil my duties as a wife and mother. My family remains my priority. In fact, even up to now, I still breastfeed my baby, and when I work three times a week, I even pump milk on the set,” Roxanne added.
She confessed, however, that despite her newfound happiness as homemaker, she terribly missed acting and the business where she grew up.
“May mga sinusubaybayan talaga ako na mga shows sa GMA at kahit sa kabila, and pag-nanunood ako, meron talagang sundot na na-mi-miss ko yung ginagawa ko noon,” she shared.
She always had plans of going back to showbiz for herself, and when she was ready, she consulted her manager Manny Valera, and they both decided on accepting the part in Home Sweet Home.
“Feel na feel ko ang pagiging nanay ko. It’s a joy to be a mother, pero iba din yung feeling ko na may ginagawa din ako para sa sarili ko. Itong trabahong ito naman is for myself, and I think lahat din ng mga nanay kailangan din may gawin na makakadagdag pa sa kasiyahan nila.”
As to working for a new network for her comeback, Roxanne happily reported, “Masaya ang na-experience ko dito sa GMA-7. Magaan po silang katrabaho, from the director to the staff and crew. Lahat sila relaxed and walang stress. Hindi mabigat na parang kakabahan ka kasi may something. Okay silang lahat. Sweet lahat ng mga tao kaya magaan ang lahat ng ginagawa namin.”
Also in Home Sweet Home are Bea Binene, Arkin Magalona, Celia Rodriguez, Arthur Solinap, Patricia Ismael, Gladys Reyes and Rochelle Pangilinan.