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Gretchen Barretto admits shes not yet ready to say goodbye to Magkaribal

BY RHEA MANILA SANTOS

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

FRESH SCOOPS

10/24/2010 12:12 AM
Gretchen Barretto admits shes not yet ready to say goodbye to Magkaribal


As Magkaribal nears the end of its run, the entire cast and crew has been busy with tapings almost everyday in order to make the last few episodes of the hit series as exciting and fashionable as ever. Gretchen Barretto is the first to admit that the experience has definitely been one whirlwind ride. "Parang kelan lang, pino-promote namin yung show. And now, for me, pahirap ng pahirap na, every taping ay mas mahirap para sa akin. Parang feeling ko, nagiging sensitive ako, nagiging touchy masyado kasi ilang taping days na lang. Although lately, halos araw-araw kaming nagte-taping dahil ang dami naming hinahabol at inextend kami ng mahabang-mahaba," she said during Push.com.ph'rsquo;s set visit at One Esplanade in Pasay city last October 20.

The mestiza actress, who plays the role of the determined and ambitious Victoria, admitted she did not mind when requests for Magkaribal to be extended started pouring in. "Nung una kasi, ang hiningi nilang extension is until June of next year. Ako naman, na-excite talaga, natuwa ako. Pero yung creative team namin, sabi nila, wala ng mapupuntahan yung aming storya plus may mga schedule na kami. Dahil si Bea (Alonzo) meron na siyang soap na gagawin, ako din meron, si Derek (Ramsay) aalis ngayong November, so medyo nagka-sira-sira yung mga schedules namin. Although every time na ini-extend nila ng one week ng one week ng one week, masaya din ako kasi parang at least nagho-hold on kami sa isa'rsquo;t isa. Ayaw pa namin mag-end," she added.

Gretchen hopes that all the hard work they'rsquo;ve put in for the show'rsquo;s climax will pay off when the viewers become satisfied with Magkaribal'rsquo;s finale. "Natutuwa kami dahil lahat ng aming paghihirap, lahat ng pagpupuyat namin, na-appreciate ng tao. I'rsquo;m thankful and grateful. Above all, nakita yung biyaya ng Diyos, the power of God and the power of prayer kasi talagang pinagdasal namin bago pa mag-umpisa yung Magkaribal na sana tanggapin ng tao at sana mag-enjoy ng tao. Mami-miss ko silang lahat. Kanina sabi ni Vera (Angel Aquino) sa akin, I'rsquo;m not ready to let go. Sabi ko siyempre ako din," she shared. For Gretchen, there are a lot of unforgettable memories from doing Magkaribal. "Hindi ko makakalimutan yung habang naghihintay ng take, tawa kami ng tawa, kuwento ng kuwento. Yung sa umpisa, getting to know each other, ngayon, we know each other very well. Naging pamilya kami. Parati natin naririnig sa mga ibang artista yun, yung parang magkakapamilya kami pero hindi talaga totoo yun. Dito sa set na ito, kasi akala ko isang teleserye lang talaga ang gagawin ko, so talagang I really made the effort to get along with everybody. Yun pala, gagawa pa ako ng isa ulit, kaya lang, siyempre I'rsquo;m excit