Angelica: With Juday on the set, nobody goes hungry
Judy Ann Santos and Angelica Panganiban make quite a formidable combination. What a casting coup, indeed. The two A-list actresses are set to enthrall you in Jun Robles Lana’s laugh-out-loud “dramedy,” “Ang Dalawang Mrs. Reyes,” which opens on tomorrow.
It is about the misadventures of two women as they hopelessly try to foil their gay hubbies’ liaison dangereuse. Their marriage turned out to be a mirage, after all. Ah! Marriage with no more love often leads to a love (affair) without marriage.
Here’s my chat with Angelica (A) and Juday ( J):
If you discovered that your husband was gay, how would you handle it?
A: I’d go nuts. I will do research on how and why it happened. I will ask him questions I need answers to, for my peace of mind. [But] I just have to accept him as he is. Regardless of gender, it’s pointless to force yourself on someone who’s not meant for you.
What did you discover about Juday during the shoot?
A: She has high respect for crew members and her costars. With her on the set, nobody goes hungry. She shows no sign of fatigue, even when she’s tired. The shoot is over, but I will still make her my role model, so when I feel burned out, I can remind myself that a superstar like Juday never complains on the set. So, why should I?
What’s the biggest lesson that 2017 taught you?
A: To appreciate and value myself more. Don’t dwell on sad experiences. Always put your game face on.
What’s the craziest thing that you did for love?
A: Just giving my all to love and leaving nothing for myself was crazy enough.
What’s your shout-out for 2018?
A: Work, work, work, so I can travel, travel, travel.
What advice would you give a wife who wants to separate from her husband?
J: Spill the beans (laughs). There’s no easy way to end a marriage. Be honest with yourself and your partner.
When Luna is of age, what advice would you give her about men and love?
J: Always leave something for yourself. The respect and love you need are things only you and your family can give, and not some guy. Love is the most wonderful feeling, yet it can also be the most painful. Learn your (love) lessons well so they can turn you into a better, not bitter, person.
What did you discover about Angelica during the shoot?
J: She’s matured a lot. She’s better and more confident. She’s enjoying every blessing that she totally deserves.
How do you settle your arguments with Ryan?
J: We don’t talk things over right away. We let each other cool down first. Nothing will be resolved if we’re both in a combative mood. We talk calmly. We make sure we learn from a misunderstanding.
If you were still single, would you rather fall for a gay man or a lesbian?
J: Gender doesn’t matter. What’s important for me is the respect I’m given. If you fall, you’ll fall. You can’t tell your heart whom to fall in love with. We all deserve to be loved equally.
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