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Gina Pareño says having a lot of work is the best birthday gift

Gina Pareño is very happy that she continues to get challenging roles.

BY BERNIE FRANCO

FRESH SCOOPS

10/27/2010 7:16 AM
Gina Pareño says having a lot of work is the best birthday gift


Gina Pare'ntilde;o continues to impress old and new generations with her superb acting skills. She has become so identified with her roles that people often call her by her character'rsquo;s names, like Lola Gets in the teleserye Tayong Dalawa. The veteran actress revealed that she studies her roles to make sure that she gives convincing performance.

She is currently part of the teleserye Mara Clara where she plays the role of Nanay Lupe. Gina'rsquo;s character wasn'rsquo;t in the original 'lsquo;90s soap opera, but she is hoping that her portrayal will make a mark on the audience. "Ang character ko dun challenging, kontrabida. Hindi comedy pero nakakatawa na hindi sinasadya, pero more on maldita. Maiinis ka sa akin," she described.

At the recent press conference of Mara Clara, Push.com.ph asked the veteran actress if she makes it a constant goal to make her roles as unforgettable as possible. "Hindi ko naman inaambisyon kasi iba 'lsquo;yung pinlano mo, inabangan mo," she answered. "Hindi ko ginoal na ganun. Ang sa akin, 'lsquo;pag binigyan ako ng role, siyempre gagawin ko 'lsquo;yung ginagawa ko na hinihingi sa akin na kailangan kong gawin kasi nagro-role playing lang naman ako 'lsquo;di ba? At kung kinakailangan sa eksena." 'nbsp;

Gina also related that she is impressed with the two young actresses reprising the roles of Mara and Clara. Playing the role of Mara is Kathryn Bernardo, which was originally played by Judy Ann Santos, while Clara, which originally belonged to Gladys Reyes is now being portrayed by Julia Montes. "Ang gaganda nila, gusto talaga nilang mag-artista 'lsquo;no? Kasi nakikita mo 'lsquo;yung bata 'lsquo;yung lakwatsero na hindi nagtitingin sa script, 'lsquo;yung nagsu-shooting kayo pero [hindi interesado.] Eto, hindi. Siguro ambisyon talaga nila ang mag-artista mabuti naman 'lsquo;yon.

Having recently celebrated her birthday, Gina said that the best birthday gift she received this year is having numerous work so she does not mind if her schedule is packed. "Andaming schedule at 'lsquo;di ba 'lsquo;yun ang pinakamaganda kong gift naki-carry ko naman."