Although most of 2020 was difficult career-wise, the previous couple of months have been a lot better for Glaiza de Castro, who now has initiatives lined up throughout totally different media.
The GMA 7 selection present “All-Out Sundays,” which she cohosts, is celebrating its first anniversary this month. Her newest movie, “Midnight in a Perfect World,” simply had one other digital launch. She’s set to launch a brand new single and music video. And she may even be starring in an upcoming drama sequence.
“It’s overwhelming. The things I had been dreaming of last year are slowly happening now. The blessings are coming in. And I feel grateful for the timing,” she advised the Inquirer in a current digital convention for “All-Out Sundays.”
For Glaiza, who has been in present biz for nearly 20 years now, work is already part of her. Thus, she couldn’t assist however really feel that there was one thing missing when the pandemic put the breaks on the business.
“I missed working because it’s already part of my system. My body’s looking for my old routine, because I’m not used to just bumming around. Yes there was online work, but being on the set or on the stage is completely different,” she identified. “I’m happy that I’m starting to make up for what happened.”
And the blessings prolonged to her private life, too. After two years of courting, her boyfriend, David Rainey, proposed marriage to her on Christmas Eve final yr in Ireland. She additionally determined to have a good time her thirty third birthday there final Jan. 21, earlier than going again dwelling to the Philippines.
“I decided to extend my stay in Ireland. We just had a simple celebration with David’s family … took a walk in the forest. David’s mother cooked a traditional meatball stew, which was my request. Her and David’s friend baked me cakes as well,” she associated. “They surprised me before dinner and it was really touching.”
The Kapuso star additionally feels lucky that her return to the nation coincided with the implementation of relaxed tips for returning Filipinos. (They’re required to endure facility-based quarantine upon arrival, then take a swab take a look at on their fifth day of quarantine. Those who take a look at damaging may be discharged.)
“Good thing I opted to stay longer in Ireland. I would have spent my birthday at a quarantine facility,” she mentioned.
Leaving Ireland was bittersweet, Glaiza mentioned, as a result of it might take time earlier than they get to see one another once more. “Kaya sinagad ko na doon—Christmas, New Year, my birthday. But fortunately, there’s Facetime. We talk to each other, we work out and even eat together online, despite the different time zones,” she mentioned.
Glaiza mentioned she has at all times loved performing in “All-Out Sundays” as a result of she will get to indicate her different facet as a performer. For occasion, in “Eternal Flame,” this system’s new dwell musical-comedy phase, Glaiza will get to expertise a style of theater work.
“It has been one of my goals to do theater. The training, the workshops and rehearsals we do for the segment is similar to what they do in theater,” mentioned Glaiza, who admits that she nonetheless will get nervous on stage.
“I think that’s something that won’t go away. The nervousness is also where I draw energy to do better,” Glaiza added. “And it keeps us on our toes … And there’s always room for improvement.”
After that, Glaiza, who’s additionally a singer-songwriter, will launch a brand new single with an accompanying music video set in Ireland.
“Nilubos ko na!” she quipped. “This is one thing I have been waiting for and I’m so excited. I love that while I’m doing hosting and acting jobs, I still get to do other things I’m passionate about.”
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