Simplicity is beauty for Carla Abellana

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ABELLANA. Uses subtlety in portraying her character in “My Husband’s Lover.”

Carla Abellana’s ticket to fame was “Rosalinda”—but, her current drama series, the controversial “My Husband’s Lover,” makes her a formidable actress to contend with. “The sequences are tastefully done. The most difficult scene I’ve done was the revelation that my husband was gay. The hospital scene was emotionally taxing, as well, because it was when Vincent (Tom Rodriguez) admitted that he was gay.”

Accepting the role was a risk for the actress. She admits, “I have come out of my shell. I’m no longer shy, and I have more confidence. The concept is groundbreaking, so I didn’t think twice about accepting the role of Lally.”

Carla uses subtle acting to make her portrayal more effective. She explains, “I’ve learned to use my piercing eyes to convey emotions. I want to be believable and convincing. I want the audience to see my character, not the actress.  But, we have to watch every step we take, we have to be careful.”


Private life

Her private life is just as rosy. Her relationship with Geoff Eigenmann is going strong. She shares, “In the beginning, it was challenging, because of our differences. But, as we worked around those differences, our bond became stronger.”

Carla’s classic beauty has made her a favorite endorser of beauty products—but, she believes that simplicity is beauty. What’s her beauty secret? She replies, “I don’t get facials, but I put cucumber eye patches at night.” Her fitness routine includes yoga, zumba and boxing.

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  • Kai Yoton

    In contrast, soap operas of ABS-CBN are, as of this writing, dragging their foot in ridiculously formulaic and repetitive plots and characterizations.

    • BCon

      The first thing ABS should do is to start thinking of better titles. Something original. Baka sakaling maging original na rin ang takbo ng story.

  • BCon

    I find it ridiculous when an actress wakes up in bed in an early morning scene fully made up, complete with false eyelashes, blush on and lip gloss. Jeeez, bakit, nakadrawing lang ba ang mukha niya? Pag wala siyang make-up, wala siyang ganda?

  • boybakal

    Sino kaya ang pinatatamaan nito na makapal mag make up si Kris o si Gretchen.

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