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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.

Jul 1, 2021




BEA ALONZO was formally presented by GMA-7 as a Kapuso in a zoom presscom held at the Shangrila Hotel last Thursday. 

How does she feel now that she's a Kapuso and how long did the negotiations take before she said yes?

“When I heard the news from my manager, Shirley Kuan, that it’s a done deal, I was so happy. 

"It feels so good. I feel empowered. It feels right as I’m starting a new chapter in my life. 

“The past year has been very challenging for all of us. The pandemic gave me time to reflect on the things I want to do and the dreams I want to chase. 

"When the offer came, it’s a big blessing, then the negotiations began. Hindi naman naging mabigat kasi there’s respect and it just flowed naturally. And now, and here I am, I’m a Kapuso.”

So what does she expect to happen now that she’s with GMA? 

“I’m ready to discover more about myself. I’ll still do acting, but I like to explore the idea of having a talk show or doing sitcoms. 

"I just talked to John Lloyd (Cruz) at ige-guest daw niya ako sa sitcom niya. I’m so open to do more different things, to new possibilities and new challenges.”

Did she formally say goodbye to her ABS-CBN bosses? 

“I said goodbye when the deal was already 99 percent final. I called my former boss, Sir Carlo Katigbak, and I asked for his blessing. 

"It was very emotional kasi 20 years of my life, I spent with them. He wished me well and he wished me good luck.”

In terms of growth, what will her move to GMA do for her? 

“I have so much more to offer. Marami pa akong di naipapakita, so i am very excited. I think dumating ito para mas lumawak pa ang mundo ko, mas marami pa ang ibang taong puede kong makatrabaho.”

Will she do movies? 

“Yes, bago pa ito, I’m already doing one with GMA Films and Viva with Alden Richards and I’m also open to do movies with other productions. With Alden, I also like to work with him on TV kasi masaya siyang kasama. 

"Si Dingdong Dantes, I made a movie with him so sana, sa teleserye naman. Also Marian Rivera. I think it’d interesting na pagsamahin kaming dalawa. And si Dennis Trillo, bagets pa kami nang makatrabaho ko siya sa ABS, so I look forward to working with him again. 

"Also with Derek Ramsay na naging leading man ko rin sa movies. Also sina Jennylyn, Lovi, Barbie, Sanya, Jasmine, Ruru, basically all of them.” 

What can she say to fans who don’t seem to approve of her move? 

“I’m hoping that they will embrace my decision and they’ll be happy as I’m happy with what I’ve decided to do with my career. 

"I pray that they will continue to support me and continue to grow with me now that ang feeling ko nag-uumpisa ako uli. It’s like a rebirth for me and it feels so good.” 

How does she feel that GMA gave her such a grand welcome? 

“Parang surreal ang lahat ng nangyayari, e. Hindi ko maipaliwanag. I was so touched sa kalakihan ng event na binigay nila sa akin. At first, I was also scared, but now napalitan na ng happiness and excitement. 

"I know I’m very well loved here, so I choose to focus on the positive and not on the negative.”

Her first GMA project will be the movie with Alden. 

“I am really excited to do the movie with Alden. We already had a workshop with direk Nuel Naval. We will start shooting in September, then tuloy tuloy na yun. 

"Mauuna muna yung movie with Alden kasi I’m leaving for the States in a few days. Matagal nang plano yun and I need to re-energize para pagbalik ko, ready na ako to work. Ready na ako to collaborate with new people. 

"May primetime soap din daw for me pero di pa puwede i-reveal ang details. Excited din ako to try lock in taping kasi hindi ko pa na experience."