Simplicity is beauty for Carla AbellanaBy Mary Ann A. Bautista
Philippine Daily Inquirer
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.”
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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