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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.

Aug 13, 2022



KYLIE PADILLA is feeling sad that her comeback soap, “Bolera”, is ending next week on August 26 (to be replaced by the romantic drama, “What We Could Be”), but she’s so thankful that viewers supported it all throughout its entire run and the nightly ratings are always very high.

“Salamat po sa lahat ng nanonood sa ‘Bolera’,” she says. 

“Three years din akong napahinga sa pag-arte and this turned out to be the perfect comeback vehicle for me. 

"The viewers just loved my character, si Joni, at ako naman, I really prepared for her, lalo na yung scenes na nakikipag-compete siya in the game of billiards.”

She reads the comments of netizens about the show and they’re all very positive. 

“Utang namin kay Direk Dominic Zapata ang magaling na pagkakalatag ng buong story ni Joni at lahat ng iba pang characters. 

"I also want to thank all my co-stars, lalo na si Tita Jaclyn Jose as my mother, my leading men Rayver Cruz and Jak Roberto na parehong napakagaling and very supportive. 

"Also, sina Tito Joey Marquez, Gardo Versoza at yung mga guest stars na nakalaban ko, like Klea Pineda and Ina Raymundo. They all contributed well sa ikagaganda ng show.”

She says they all had a great time working together during the show’s taping. 

“We became quite attached to each other kasi nga lock in kami sa Pampanga. When our taping ended, I was heartbroken. It was hard to say goodbye to all the people I’ve worked with. 

"Not lang the cast members but all the staff and crew. But I’m so happy that we had a successful run on the air. 

"It was worth all the hirap at pagod we experienced during our lock in taping while away from our respective families.”

So what’s next for her? “Bolera” is such a big hit that it would be quite a tough act to follow. 

“Yes, naiiba kasi siyang vehicle. About sports, na babae ang bida. There are some projects now being considered, so we’ll see what the future has in store for me.  

"Basta as of now, huwag kayong bibitaw sa nalalabing huling episodes ng ‘Bolera’ dahil marami pang mga pasabog na mangyayari. Higit sa lahat, masasagot ang tanong ng maraming viewers. 

"Kanino ba mapupunta si Joni sa ending: kay Rayver as Miguel or kay Jak as the patient and ever supportive Toypits? I promise you that it will be an exciting last few episodes, so don’t miss them.”

Her ex-husband, Aljur Abrenica, is currently being linked to Vivamax sexy star AJ Raval, who’s rumored to be pregnant. 

Some quarters say Kylie might file concubinage against her husband since they’re still legally married. 

“There is no issue at all about this,” she says. 

“We’ve mutually agreed noon pa that we can date other people, so stop dragging my name into this. 

"My priority now is our two sons and I’m just happy and thankful na nakabalik ako sa aking acting career.”