June 23, 2018, 10:36 am
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Sunshine tells wives: ‘Love yourself first’

SUNSHINE Dizon sadly says goodbye to Emma, the wronged wife she plays in the hit afternoon show helmed by Laurice Guillen, “Ika-6 na Utos,” which is ending this Friday after a year on air. What advice can she give to wives who are going through the same problems Emma went through? 

 “Una sa lahat, unahin mong mahalin ang sarili mo,” she said. “Huwag kang basta susuko. Gawin mong inspirasyon ang mga anak mo para mas ayusin ang takbo ng buhay mo. Isang araw gigising ka at sasabihin mo sa sarili mo na kaya ko pala, kaya ko palang mag-isa at hindi siya kawalan sa buhay ko.” 

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After his teen love team with Kim Chiu faded away, Gerald Anderson became one of those leading men who can be paired with any leading lady and the movie would still make money. Among his leading ladies are Sarah Geronimo, Arci Muñoz and Bea Alonzo. He now gets another screen partner in former Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach, in his newest romantic comedy, “My Perfect You,” directed by perennial hitmaker Cathy Garcia Molina. 

“It’s my first time to work with Direk Cathy and I like my role as Burn, a guy who proposes marriage to his girlfriend but gets quickly rejected so he gets depressed and goes to a distant resort in the mountains,” he says. “Doon, I meet Pia Wurtzbach as Abbi and we’re exact opposites. Ako, puno ng bitterness at sama ng loob, siya naman, puno ng energy at very sunshiny ang disposition. Isa ito sa pinakamahirap na movie na ginawa ko dahil sa complex character na ginagampanan ko at sa layo ng aming location in Zambales.”

How is it working with Pia? 

“Noong una, sabi ko, mahirapan siya kasi ang location namin is in a very remote town na walang signal. Eight hours ang trip, one hour by dirt road, at doon sa tinirhan namin, no hotels. Sa cottages lang kami natutulog at walang magandang CR. Miss Universe pa naman siya. I stayed there for 12 days straight at siya naman, one week. But she turned out to be a real trouper, very humble, kikay at kalog talaga. Hindi nagrereklamo kahit nasaktan siya sa isang eksena na tumama ang tuhod niya sa bato, pero tinuloy pa rin niya ang shooting. I’m really glad to be given the chance to work with a Miss Universe.”

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Jak Roberto says he was initially intimidated when told he’d be one of Glaiza de Castro’s two leading men in “Contessa.” The other one is Geoff Eigenmann. “Siempre, kilala naman natin ang calibre ni Glaiza as an intense drama actress,” he says. “Napanood ko siya noon as Pirena in ‘Encantadia’ at talaga ang galing-galing niya. Ngayon, marami kaming eksenang magkasama sa ‘Contessa’ kasi ako ang best friend niya ritong may lihim na pagtingin sa kanya. Pero hindi naman maipagtapat ang tunay kong damdamin. Nang mapatay ang groom niya right on their wedding day, ako ang naging laging karamay niya lalo nang siya ang mapagbintangang pumatay kay Mark at nabilanggo siya.”

Off cam, it’s common knowledge that he’s in a relationship with Barbie Forteza. “We first got to work together two years ago sa indie film na ‘Laut’ where she won a best actress award sa isang international filmfest in Portugal. Mag-asawa kami roon, parehong Badjao, and I’m her irresponsible husband. Pero wala pa kami noon.”

It was only when he became one of Barbie’s four leading men in the hit romcom on GMA-7, “Meant to Be,” that they became closer to one another. By that time, Barbie has broken up with Kiko Estrada. “Actually, una kong naging ka-close ang parents ni Barbie, lalo na ang Mama Amy niya. Kasi kami ng sister kong si Sanya, may pet dog, whose photos I post sa social media. Nakita ni Mama Amy na mahilig din pala sa pets kaya sa set ng ‘Meant to Be,’ nagkukuwentuhan kami at naging close.”

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Heart Evangelista had her first art exhibition as painter Love Marie Ongpauco-Escudero four years ago. Since then, art critics have noticed a subtle change in her artistry as a visual artist. Her signature knack for texture has remained, but she now employs more symbolism in her artworks, evident in her bolder brushstrokes that demonstrate she’s more sure of herself. 

“I think it’s because I’ve found myself and I’m now more sure of the paths I want to take,” she says. “I have also become more comfortable in baring more of myself and in every decision that I now make, I can go all out and give it all my heart and soul towards full self-actualization.”

That’s why her latest art exhibit is aptly titled “In Full Bloom” and it will start on March 27 at ArtistSpace, Ayala Museum Annex  in Makati. It will go on until April 12, except during Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Black Saturday, which is from March 29 to 31.

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Lauren Young and her sister Megan are now both seen on GMA-7’s afternoon soaps. Megan is in the bonafide hit “The Stepdaughters,” while Lauren is in “Contessa,” which starts on March 19. 

We’re happy to see Lauren looking more slender than when we saw her last year.

“I had a health problem kasi that caused unwanted weight gain kaya nahirapan akong magbawas ng timbang,” she says. “I had a disc problem sa spinal cord and it’s painful kaya ‘di ako nakapag-exercise. But awa ng Diyos, nalampasan ko naman ‘yun. My doctor then warned me about early onset of diabetes so I had to eat healthy and starting working out again. Ayun, dahan-dahan, I was able to shed off my unwanted weight at nabigyan uli ako ng bagong show.”

She admits being initially intimidated when asked to play contravida to Glaiza de Castro in “Contessa.” “Sobrang intense kasi ni Glaiza sa drama so siempre, kakabahan ka kung ikaw ang lalabas na villain niya. So kailangan lang na all-out ako sa kasamaan ko rito in making her life miserable. I play Daniella Imperial, a spoiled bitch who’s so in love with Mark Herras, na ang piniling pakasalan, si Glaiza. So I’ll do everything para hindi sila lumigaya at ipapapatay ko si Mark, at si Glaiza and ididiing killer niya.”
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