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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.

Jun 16, 2017

Aicelle Santos Supports Kris Bernal In 'Impostora', Happy For Colleague Gerald Santos For Bagging The Role In 'Miss Saigon'

AICELLE SANTOS is part of the cast of “Impostora”, whose playdate has been moved to July since “Legally Blind” is further extended. She’s playing Kris Bernal’s best friend, but how come she wasn’t chosen to be the interpreter of the show’s theme song? The lucky girl is Rita Daniela, who’s also part of the cast.

“E kasi po, ako na ang pinakanta ng theme song ng ‘Ika-6 na Utos’, na tumatakbo rin sa GMA Afternoon Prime, kaya give chance to others naman,” she says. “As it is, sobrang thankful ako na kasama ako sa cast ng ‘Impostora’ dahil enjoy akong uma-acting ngayon after my exposure sa teatro in doing plays like ‘Rak of Aegis’ which already had two successful runs sa PETA Theater. At least, mabait na friend ako rito ni Kris. Unlike sa ‘Buena Familia’ noon na may pagkakontrabida ako.”

It’s common knowledge she’s now in a relationship with GMA News reporter Mark Zambrano. Do we hear wedding bells ringing for them soon? “Naku, hindi pa po. Napag-uusapan pero hanggang dun lang. We’re still getting to know each other, so hindi kailangang magmadali.”

Lots of people approve of their tandem and some girls even openly declared their crush for Mark. “Nagulat nga kami. Ngayon lang din nila sinabi ang crush nila nung kami na. Sabi ko nga sa kanya, aba, heartthrob ka pala.”

Did she get jealous? “Naku, hindi po ako selosa. Natuwa nga akong malamang marami ang admirers niya.”

How did she feel when her batchmate in “Pinoy Pop Superstar 2006”, Gerald Santos, was tapped to play the important role of Thuy in the world tour of “Miss Saigon”?

“Siempre, I’m so happy for him. Naging close kami ni Gerald at kahit wala na siya sa GMA, we communicate with each other and update kung ano na ang mga nangyayari sa buhay namin. Isa ko sa mga sinabihan niya about ‘Miss Saigon’ months before it was officially announced. This is a good break for him internationally and he deserves it kasi he’s really a good singer. I’m very proud of him.”

Aicelle is also to be happy to be part of the cast of the big-budgeted period film, “Ang Larawan”, where she gets to sing with top performers like Rachel Alejandro, Joanna Ampil, Celeste Legaspi and Zsa Zsa Padilla. It is being entered in the coming December Metro Manila Filmfest.