What is your character in The Last Woman standing like?
Basically the story is about a married couple who has issues. Nag-cheat yung husband and the twist is hindi lang isa–apat kami na mistresses. Ako yung last na naging mistress, and, actually, hindi ako sang-ayon sa nangyayari but the thing is wala akong choice!
You mentioned that your character is a conservative girl
Si Xenia kasi, wala siyang house, NPA siya–no permanent address. So when she met Kuya Janno, nagkaroon ng opportunity to live somewhere, na may mag-provide for her. Grinab niya yun kasi her boss (which was Ate Donita) fired her.
Ghostwriter ako ni Donita. She wanted me to write a book about a womanizer–ang pinakamatinik na babaero. She wanted me to research about this guy na di ko alam husband pala niya. Nakita niya ako sa street na wala na akong tutuluyan! So when I found out nalokaako and dun na nagstart.
Did the mistresses form alliances in the house?
When I got to the house, yung tatlo okay na sila. May bonding na sila. So naloka sila kasi may pang-apat pa and dun nagsimula yung competition.
Could you relate to Xenia's situation?
No, ha ha! Kasi I'm really against mga third party. I don't wanna experience na may boyfriend ako and mag-cheat siya. Naloko nako so siguro dun nakarelate ako.
How about a classic love triangle? With no cheating or kabits?
May mga nag-kakagusto sakin na may girlfriend and di na siguro maiiwasan yung ganun–wow, may hugot, ha ha! Pero yung tipong may rival ako para sa isang guy, meron ata. Kasi yung ex ko na three years meron pa siyang ibang dinadate aside from me! Nalaman ko yun and parang may feelings na ako sa kanya by then. So nag-risk ako na papiliin ko. Baka pwedeng ipaglaban ko and kami parin. Naging kami nga, so feeling ko ako nanalo!
Assuming there's no girlfriend-boyfriend situation yet. When should a guy stop dating others and commit? Is there a "cut-off?"
Like he’s still allowed to date someone else? May options ka? For me, hindi pa nangyayari yan sakin [as a girl] kasi pag dinate kita, it means I like you. Hindi ako collect then select. Lagi lang isang tao nagugustuhan ko. So, for me, exclusive tayo once I’m dating you.
That's nicely old-fashioned in a way
Oo! Di lang talaga mukha ko pero ganun ako. Sakin off na if we’re dating and you’re still seeing another girl? X mark ka na.
Is it hard to get a date with you in the first place?
Medyo…oo. Hindi naman pihikan yung term, dapat talaga may attraction. May mga nag-dadatedate lang sila and naniniwalang maddevelop ang feelings, yung “try lang.” Pero with me sana may kahit konting attraction.
Do you talk about these things with your LWS co-stars?
Yung iba kasi may boyfriends so may horror stories sila with them and medyo affected ako since I'm single now. So everytime we talk about it, like cheating stories, ako parang “kaya ayoko ng lalaki!” Kasi sa generation natin ang dali na lumandi with social media, DM lang. Before mahirap pa makuha number ng tao! So mas careful na ako sa pagdate.
Do you disagree with Netflix dates too?
Gusto ko pag asa first stage palang ng dating, go out muna talaga. Dine out bago Netflix and chill–medyo deliks yun! Pag tinext ako ng guy na mag-Netflix and chill parang “pass!” may Netflix naman ako sa bahay!
Kasi alam na diba? If the guy really likes you mag-eeffort yun na dalin ka to a place na special ang first date niyo. Sobrang old fashioned ko, ha ha!
If you aren't busy with the boys, what else keeps you occupied nowadays?
Right now I’m doing a horror movie with VIVA and the Mang Jose film! Medyo busy din, pero pag may free time I go to the gym and out with my friends. Beach talaga ang favorite ko. Last time nag-Halloween ako in Tokyo with my friends!
We saw your super hot costume on IG too. Speaking of Instagram, do you also have old-fashioned thoughts about social media?
Yeah, medyo kinakain na tayo ng sistema. I hate yung lagi nalang nagrarant sa social media and wala naman ginagawa. It’s easy din to judge someone by looking at their accounts–but you’re not just what you post!
Kasi ako, being a celebrity, what I post is the part of my life that I want to share with you. So if puro ka travel and bikini photos mga tao are like “grabe naman to walang problema.” Or if you post something against their opinion, hate ka na nila without knowing the story behind it. Sana platform for empowerment ang social media and not bashing.
Marami ka palang feelings! But you seem like you're enjoying life right now
Ha ha, enjoy ako! I’m six years single, I’ve dated but di nag-work out. This year my relationships with God, family, and myself ang naging mas strong.
You're modern in that way then, that being single is okay
Yes, self-partnered nga diba sabi ni Emma Watson. Sakin kasi yung ibang tao depende yung happiness nila on someone else. Sakin, love yourself before spreading love to others. Ganun siguro pag-mature na, ha ha!
Have you also decided on your next career goals?
Gusto ko mag-action talaga. I guested sa Ang Probinsyano with a little action and nabitin ako! Parang lahat kasi ng project ko lately comedy. It's nice kasi parang hindi ka nagwwork kasi it’s fun, not as draining, and sabi naman nila may timing ako, ha ha! Pero kung ako lang gusto ko maging dramatic actress!
And lastly, can you tell us who was the last woman standing?
Hmm, it started sa isang mali, so let's just say that we want the story to end na may matutunan ka!