Why Ellen Adarna chose a comedy show as her comeback project
MANILA, Philippines — After a three-year hiatus, Ellen Adarna is set for her showbiz comeback as she stars in a new comedy show.
In “John En Ellen,” Adarna will play Ellen Kulantong, wife to John Estrada’s John Lennon Kulantong. The series shows the couple beat the odds and stay together despite the obstacles coming their way.
Aside from being a wife, Adarna’s character is also a mom to two kids, played by Yogo Singh and Angelina Cruz. Motherhood is also the reason why Adarna chose to have her comeback via a comedy show.
Adarna is mom to two-year-old Elias Modesto, her son with actor John Lloyd Cruz. She and Cruz were co-stars in another sitcom, ABS-CBN’s “Home Sweetie Home,” where their love affair blossomed.
But is she open to exploring other genres? Adarna said that for now, comedy is “what she can do.”
“Kasi alam naman natin na if drama or kung ano man (Because we all know if it’s drama or any other genre), it requires a lot of energy. And like I said, my son is my priority so I can just do comedy for now,” the actress said in an online press conference.
Adarna also admitted that she also does not see herself acting in a drama nor an action genre in the future.
“My problem is the time, it’s the lock-ins, it’s the time away from my son,” she said.
Still, she said that she’s happy to be back to be taping again after a hiatus.
“At first, I was kind of nervous kasi it’s been three years. Pero yung set namin, yung ‘John en Ellen’ family, they’re very warm and fun, so it doesn’t feel like work at all,” she said.
(At first, I was kind of nervous since it has been three years. But our set, the “John En Ellen” family, they’re very warm and fun, so it doesn’t feel like work at all.)
Viewers can catch Adarna on her comeback project “John En Ellen,” premiering Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. on TV5.
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