Actress Denise Laurel takes pride on her stints in the 'Kristine' series and 'Midnight Phantom.'
Ever since she was tapped for Precious Hearts Romances Presents Bud Brothers, Denise Laurel has landed more TV projects in the span of less than a year. There’s Precious Hearts Romances Presents You’re Mine, Only Mine; Midnight Phantom; and Kristine series which are all under the same ABS-CBN business unit that handles the Pinoy Big Brother franchise. “Actually hindi pa naipapalabas ang Midnight Phantom but soon it will be out. Rafael Rosell and I have been working together for a while now. Kaya lang since hindi pa for airing ang Midnight Phantom, people will see our team up for the first time via Kristine Series (top-billed by Cristine Reyes and Zanjoe Marudo),” said the 22-year-old actress in a recent interview with ABS-CBN.com.
Even though Midnight Phantom has been in the works since late last year, Denise claimed that she’s not getting impatient because it still has no definite airing schedule until now. “No, sobrang grateful and happy kami sa lahat ng ginagawa ng unit na ito for us. Kasi hindi kami nawawalan ng work. They super love us, they super take care of us, family talaga kami sa set. We're not in a hurry kasi alam namin ni Raf na yung work na nilalabas ng unit na ito is quality. So lalabas at lalabas din yan so sana abangan ng mga viewers.” She further denied the rumors that the show got shelved already. “Actually, nagshu-shoot pa rin kami hanggang ngayon. Alternate yung schedule—M-W-F Kristine series, T-TH-S Midnight Phantom. So natutulog lang kami ni Raf Sunday na, pero siya nag-a-ASAP pa.”
ABS-CBN.com actually saw how professional Denise was during a set visit of the Kristine Series and it became clear why she has been getting a fair amount of TV exposure nowadays. When asked how she prepared for her newest role as Kristine Emerald Fortalejo, Denise shared that she went through the usual script reading, character breakdown and a bit of fitness training. “Naku, exciting kasi pagkalabas nito tapos pagkalabas ng Midnight Phantom, makikita niyo talaga yung hard work na ginawa namin ni Raf kasi two different characters yung pinortray namin. Super duper challenging lahat ng scenes and everybody gave their 150% to the project so sana magustuhan ninyo.”