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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Mar 11, 2011

LJ Reyes ready for more mature and daring roles

LJ REYES makes a comeback after giving birth to her son, Ethan Akio, now 7 months old. Her contract with GMA Artists Center expired and she got Perry Lansigan to be her new manager. She’ll play villain to Jackie Rice in “Sisid”. “I’m ready for character roles,” she says. “Tama ng pa-sweet. Okay rin ako sa mature and off beat roles, gaya yung kay Natalie Portman sa ‘Black Swan’. I’m lucky na hindi ako masyadong lumaki when I was pregnant. Sabi nga ng mom ko, pag nakatalikod ako, di ako mukhang buntis, kaya nabalik din agad yung dati kong katawan.”

She’s not uptight talking about her being a mom, unlike her partner Paolo Avelino who chooses not to talk about being a dad. “Hindi ako nagsisisi. I’m happy with my son.”

What can she say about Paolo’s going sexy in his Bench billboard? “Okay lang yun. Nagpa-sexy rin naman ako sa FHM noon, e. Kaya niya yun. Pinaghirapan niya yung katawan niya. Pag lumalabas nga kami, mga bading, tuwang-tuwa sa kanya.”

She says she and Paolo got close when they were doing “All My Life” for GMA almost two years ago. How’s Paolo with their son? “Ang tingin sa kanya ni Ethan, isang malaking playmate.”

Do they plan to tie the knot? “Siguro later, but not now.”