Apart from establishing a friendship with Angelica Panganiban, Gretchen Barretto is hoping to learn a thing or two from Angelica in their teleserye.
Gretchen Barretto is all set to go back to work via Alta
, which is expected to air early next year. Last Monday, November 14, the entire cast and team of the said teleserye did the pictorial at the San Agustin Church in Intramuros, Manila. Amidst the rigorous shoots and pictorials—including numerous outfit changes—Gretchen remained in high spirits the entire time. She explained later on, “Sabi ko nga sa kanila kanina nung nasa
, ‘Today is the first day of the next six months of my life, first day of work for Alta
and first day with my relationship with the whole cast of Alta
Her previous rift with Angelica Panganiban, who is her co-star in Alta, was evidently over since the two appeared comfortable with each other. In their respective interviews, both have expressed their hopes to establish a friendship as they will work together for the next six months. Gretchen stated positively. “Of course we will be friends. We will be working for the next six months. Wala kaming
choice we have to be friends and enemies, but of course only sa eksena. Sabi ko
today is the first day, there will be many, many more days and I know this will come to and end and I promised that I’m going to enjoy every moment of the taping. That’s what I’m doing now.” Other members of the cast include KC Concepcion, Luis Manzano, Zanjoe Marudo, and Diether Ocampo.
She said of her relationship with Angelica, “Okay na
okay na, kasi nagkausap na kami
so nalabas na namin ‘yung
reluctance namin. Nakilala ko si
Angelica in a deeper way, although tahimik si
Angelica compared to KC. Kasi kami ni
KC talagang kuwentuhan nang kuwentuhan.
During their first day of work, Gretchen also had a glimpse of how serious Angelica is with her craft. “[Habang naghihintay
for the cue to start rolling] napapansin ko ang
Angelicang ito aba! Nage
-emote na! Ganon?
Work pala ‘to
. Ha-ha-ha! Siyempre ‘pag
first day excited ka
, you forget na nao
-overwhelm ka pa
focused. So I learn from Angelica, focused pala ha
Gretchen also shared that she has common interests with her female co-stars. “Secrets namin
of course. Kasi sa
workshop we really go deeper than the cutie stuff. Mas
-feel mo ‘yon. Sa
first day, ano kaya, magkakasundo, magkakailangan?
In the beginning meron konting ilangan
and then ‘pag nagtatrabaho na kayo,
in sync na kayong lahat
Gretchen will play the role of Marga. “Dito anak mayaman
so challenge para sa akin dahil ‘di naman ako anak mayaman.
It’s a challenge at the same time makakapagbihis na naman kami. Sabi nga nila kanina
—excuse my term—pero patalbugan. Ang saya
! You know you’re working again alam mo ‘yung halong
adrenaline and ‘yung
spirits are high because eto na,
finally, the long wait is over.”