Angel Locsin talks about her upcoming soap with sought-after leading man John Lloyd Cruz.
It’s been days since she returned from New York, but Angel Locsin still can’t believe that she took part in the 37th International Emmy Awards as one of the nominees for Best Foreign Actress. But aside from her much-talked-about red carpet experience, the 23-year-old also fielded offers to do projects from several foreign production outfits. “May mga nagbigay ng calling cards e. Meron pang gustong makipag-co-produce sa ABS-CBN. Pero ayoko munang magsalita tungkol dun, ayokong pangunahan. Darating kung darating. Para sa akin yung experience lang talaga na ma-nominate is already something I can really be proud of. Okay na ako dun. Ayokong mag-expect ng higit pa dun,” she said in an interview with ABS-CBN reporters last Monday, November 30.
While Angel was grateful that her dramatic portrayal in Lobo got her to the Emmys, she admitted she would have enjoyed the trip more if her former leading man Piolo Pascual could have been there. She invited him to be her escort for the said event but unfortunately, the ultimate heartthrob was busy with his other work commitments. “Tinext ko siya kasi siya naman yung kasama ko sa Lobo, yung kasama sa hirap, sa puyat... And hindi ko naman maa-achieve yun kung wala din yung support niya. So tinanong ko kung gusto niyang sumama. Sabi naman niya gusto kaya lang medyo nagra-rush sila sa Lovers in Paris. Okay lang naman sa akin. Kinongratulate naman niya ako tapos nagpadala siya ng flowers,” she related.
With her latest achievement, Angel she has been getting even more accolades from her colleagues in the industry, particularly from John Lloyd Cruz who said that with or without an Emmy Award, he’s still proud of Angel’s talent as an actress. “Natense naman ako dun. Eto binabawian lang ako ni Lloydy dahil lagi kong sinasabi na fan ako ni Lloydy lalo na pagdating sa dedication niya sa craft niya. Wala ako masabi. Natawa na lang talaga ako. Salamat Lloydy,” she shyly remarked.
Angel further shared that her upcoming soap with John Lloyd is still in the planning stage because they want to make sure that they will be able to meet viewers’ expectations about their team-up. “Kasi yung kay Lloydy dahil masyado nga siyang pinaghahandaan and all. Inaayos yung story so right after Kokey namin siguro uumpisahan. Super natuwa ako lalo na nung narinig ko yung konsepto. Sana matuloy talaga siya. Kasi nung nalaman ko yung story tumayo yung balahibo ko e. Kaya lang hindi pa ko pwedeng mag-elaborate tungkol dun.”
When told that the multitalented actor is already looking forward to their first show together, she was quick to say that she also feels the same way. “Naku may time pa nga yung mang-asar nung first time naming nagkasama sa shoot ng ABS-CBN Christmas Station ID. Basta ang masasabi ko napakabait na tao yang si Lloydy at excited na din akong makasama siya dahil sa wakas makikita ko kung paano siya on at off screen,” she added.
As for her other projects, there has been talk that Eric Quizon wants Angel to play Alma Moreno in a planned biopic of his father Dolphy. Though she was clearly surprised by that piece of news, the young actress said that she’s willing to do the part if given the chance. “Wow. Talaga? Ngayon ko lang narinig ito ha. Sana matuloy kasi unang-una si Tito Dolphy ‘yan tapos si Direk Eric ilang taon ko nakatrabaho ‘yan. Yung thought lang na magampanan ko yung pinili niyang role para sa akin, exciting talaga. Sana matuloy at sana magampanan ko ng maayos.”