One of the primary individuals Bea Alonzo talked to after finalizing her switch to GMA 7 was John Lloyd Cruz.
“I was very happy. Supportive si John Lloyd, ah! He wished me luck and congratulated me,” she mentioned of her pal and perennial display screen companion, who’s rumored to additionally observe swimsuit.
In reality, across the identical time of Bea’s contract signing on the Edsa Shangri-La lodge on July 1, GMA 7 executives had a gathering with John Lloyd by way of Zoom—presumably to focus on the blocktime sitcom Willie Revillame is about to produce for the actor on the Kapuso community.
“I was told that Miss Annette (Gozon-Valdes, GMA Films president) had a call with John Lloyd, so they had me over so I could say ‘hi.’ Direk Bobot (Mortiz) was there, too. We joked around. ‘Ano, dito ka na rin daw? And he was just laughing,” she mentioned.
“I asked him if he plans to have me on his sitcom. He better, kasi magtatampo ako kung hindi. And he joked that if I were to make a guest appearance, there should be no one else in the cast.”
Was John Lloyd a deciding issue in Bea’s choice? “Official na ba? Baka sinusundan niya ako,” she jested. Seriously, although, Bea insisted that she isn’t privy to the small print of no matter negotiations John Lloyd might have with GMA 7.
“Honestly, I didn’t talk to him when I was in the process of dealing with my new bosses, because I honored the confidentiality of the deal. It was between me and GMA 7,” the 33-year-old star mentioned. “We also didn’t talk about his deal. I don’t know what’s up for him.”
Should that occur in the long run, Bea, after all, will be greater than keen to reunite with John Lloyd, with whom she labored with in varied iconic motion pictures and tv sequence, like “One More Chance” and “Maging Sino Ka Man,” again once they have been with ABS-CBN.
- Different setting
- ‘It feels right’
- What was going by your head if you signed the contract?
- What was the method like?
- Have you considered the type of discuss present you need to do?
- How did you say goodbye to ABS-CBN?
- How will this profession transfer profit your progress as an actress?
- Will you now be allowed to work with completely different movie corporations?
- Which Kapuso stars are you trying ahead to working with?
- Were you mates with any Kapuso stars if you have been nonetheless a Kapamilya?
- What type of reception from the followers are you hoping for?
- What’s the replace in your film with Alden?
- Are there any misconceptions or criticisms you need to deal with?
- Are you prepared to do locked-in tapings?
- What are you most grateful for in the mean time?
“Basta kasama si John Lloyd, lagi akong game. I miss working with him. He’s such a brilliant actor, and I love sharing the screen with him. I like the idea of working together in an entirely different environment with new people. I’m curious to see what the output would be like,” she mentioned.
While she’s open to making an attempt completely different ideas with John Lloyd, Bea believes that, on the finish of the day, she’s going to all the time select to return to her core—drama. “Ang ganda lang because doing a series is still a possibility… Siguro, ayaw ng tadhana paghiwalayin kami,” she surmised.
However the chips might fall, one factor will stay sure: their friendship and real concern for one another. “I’m happy I got to talk to him. But even without talking to him, I know that he cares about me. And I care about him deeply,” she mentioned. “And I know that we will be happy for each other’s new life chapters, even if we’re not together.”
The nonrenewal of ABS-CBN’s broadcasting franchise final yr pressured not just a few Kapamilya abilities to search tasks elsewhere. But of all the celebs who’ve transferred to GMA 7, Bea was undoubtedly the most important and most stunning.
‘It feels right’
Bea herself didn’t foresee this flip of occasions. “It’s something that wouldn’t have occurred to me years ago. Now, I’m entering a new chapter, and I feel very empowered,” mentioned the actress, who’s now beneath veteran supervisor Shirley Kuan after 18 years with Star Magic. “And to be honest, it came to me at the right time. It feels right.”
The actress will fly to the United States in just a few days for a trip and to recharge herself. But as soon as she returns later this yr, she’s going to head straight to work.
First in line for her is an undisclosed primetime sequence, which she might solely describe as a “dream project.” She’s additionally anticipated to make the rounds of assorted Kapuso reveals.
Life can be stuffed with surprises. And as “scary” change can generally be, Bea realized that it will probably additionally be “beautiful.”
Excerpts from Bea’s digital chat with the leisure press:
What was going by your head if you signed the contract?
To be trustworthy, I used to be very excited … as if I used to be beginning over again… It’s surreal. I’m touched by the good welcome occasion they’ve ready for me. I’m additionally nervous. But the extra I do interviews, the extra I get excited.
What was the method like?
It took lots of months. Everyone is aware of that this previous yr has been difficult for all of us. And it gave me time to mirror and take into consideration issues in life, about how I would like to transfer on.
I’m prepared to chase extra goals—and never simply in appearing. I really feel this time, I would like to uncover extra about myself, say exploring the concept of getting a chat present.
I’m prepared to be extra open to various things. What I’ve realized through the pandemic is to tackle new potentialities and challenges.
When the provide got here, I checked out it as a giant blessing… Things got here naturally and flowed. And right here I’m. I’m now formally a Kapuso.
Have you considered the type of discuss present you need to do?
I’ve no particular format in thoughts. It’s a side of myself I found in the pandemic. Back then, I used to get so nervous when in entrance of the digicam to do spiels. But memorizing 11 pages of script is not any situation for me. I spotted that it’s completely different in motion pictures and tv, since you’re supposed to act like there’s no digicam. But in internet hosting, you discuss to the digicam.
How did you say goodbye to ABS-CBN?
When the deal was 99 p.c ultimate, I met my new GMA 7 bosses by Zoom. The subsequent day, I referred to as my boss in ABS- CBN, (president and CEO) Carlo Katigbak, and requested for his blessing. Of course, it was a really emotional name. You can’t take away the truth that I spent 20 years of my life there with them.
But he wished me properly, wished me luck. And that’s how it’s, proper? Life goes on, and I’m completely happy I’ve his blessing earlier than coming right here to GMA 7. All is properly.
How will this profession transfer profit your progress as an actress?
Marami pa akong hindi naipapakita, that’s why I’m excited. I really feel like this chance got here to me so I might broaden my world. I’ll all the time return to my core, which is drama, so you’ll be seeing me on primetime.
Will you now be allowed to work with completely different movie corporations?
I’m really doing one with GMA Films, Viva Films and APT Entertainment—the one with Alden Richards (“A Moment to Remember”). But sure, I’ll be open to doing motion pictures with completely different productions.
Which Kapuso stars are you trying ahead to working with?
I would like to work with Alden on tv as a result of he’s enjoyable to be with. I’ve labored with Dingdong Dantes (the movie “She’s the One”). I additionally need to work with Marian (Rivera). I believe it’s an attention-grabbing mixture
Actually, my past love group earlier than John Lloyd was Dennis Trillo (in the youth-oriented ABS-CBN present “K2BU”) a few years in the past. Bagets pa kaming dalawa. I additionally look ahead to working with Derek Ramsay, whom I’ve labored with in movies. There’s additionally Jennylyn Mercado, Lovi Poe, Solenn Heussaff, Barbie Forteza, Jasmine Curtis-Smith and Ruru Madrid.
Were you mates with any Kapuso stars if you have been nonetheless a Kapamilya?
I grew to become mates with Alden due to the work we have now finished. He’s additionally mates with Kakai Bautista, who’s a longtime pal. We each began out in the biz on the identical time, and we have been collectively in our very first cleaning soap (“Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay”).
Alden texted me prior to my signing, nakiki-chismis. It was touching as a result of he informed me that they have been completely happy to have me. That meant the world to me as a result of he’s certainly one of GMA 7’s prime stars.
I used to be additionally touched by Marian and Dingdong’s welcome messages, as a result of I lookup to them. I labored with Dingdong and noticed how skilled he’s. And Marian is simply so lovely. I used to be completely happy to see Barbie as a result of she was so excited.
What type of reception from the followers are you hoping for?
I’m hoping that they embrace my choice and that they’re completely happy as I’m pleased with what I’ve determined to do with my profession. And I hope they proceed to assist me.
We had an intimate followers’ day. I needed them to hear it from me earlier than it even got here out, as a result of that’s how vital they’re to me. No phrases are sufficient to describe how grateful I’m that they stayed with me in this 20-year journey. Now that I’m embarking on a brand new journey, I hope they proceed to develop with me… We have been emotional.
What’s the replace in your film with Alden?
We began preparations final month and had workshops collectively. We will begin in September.
Are there any misconceptions or criticisms you need to deal with?
My mind focuses solely on the optimistic ones as a result of I do know the reality in my coronary heart; that I didn’t step on anybody’s toes. I used to be given this blessing and I really feel the love right here. I select not to concentrate on the unfavorable.
Are you prepared to do locked-in tapings?
I’m prepared. What I’ve observed is that administrators and actors in locked-in tapings have a special stage of closeness. I’ve but to expertise that for the reason that pandemic occurred, so I’m enthusiastic about that.
What are you most grateful for in the mean time?
Imagine, at this level in my life, I’m starting to rediscover myself once more. It’s a blessing for somebody like me, who loves what I do. I’ll be launched to a totally completely different viewers, and I hope they like my upcoming tasks. That’s a brand new problem for me, as a result of my objective, deep in my coronary heart, is to contact lives and play characters that may resonate with Filipinos. INQ
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