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Jessy Mendiola says she enjoys playing a conservative role in 'Budoy'

Jessy Mendiola wants to try portraying other characters, including playing an action role.


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11/26/2011 10:03 PM
Jessy Mendiola says she enjoys playing a conservative role in 'Budoy'

112711-jessy_main.jpgAlthough she showed off her sexier side playing the title role in the drama Sabel, Jessy Mendiola admitted she is also enjoying playing a more conservative role in another hit Kapamilya series Budoy as Jackie Marasigan who is the childhood love of the main character Budoy, played by Gerald Anderson.

“Yes I’m very happy kasi right now ang napapansin nila yung acting ko. Before kasi naka-kamison lang ako but right now I’m wearing covered stuff so I’m happy naman that I get to portray different kinds of roles. Sana rin after Budoy ibang role naman, action star rin puwede,” she said during the Coca-Cola Christmas Caravan launch at the Araneta Center last November 12.

The 18 year-old also admitted that she enjoys working with Gerald, who has been nothing but a true gentleman to her and the other ladies in the show. “He’s very nice. My working experience with him is very good. Natututo ako ng marami tapos he’s very nice to me. Our show is doing really, really great and I hope it keeps growing, like the characters,” she said to Push.com.ph.

The mestiza beauty also said that when she started her first title role in Sabel, it took her awhile to adjust to her new status as a sex symbol. “At first talaga hindi but I guess ganun talaga. I mean, wala daw silang ibang maisip na magiging Sabel kundi ako so knowing that, it’s okay. I think it’s a compliment,” she said.

Jessy shared how she keeps fit. “Before I didn’t go to the gym but right now, I work out, I do boxing and I eat a lot of protein. Hindi ako nagka-carbs. I don’t eat rice. I just started last year so it’s been almost a year na.”

While she is focusing all her energy on Budoy right now, Jessy hoped she can play a more physical role in the next project offered to her. “I want to be an action star someday seriously! That’s why I’m also taking up boxing. I don’t know yet what the next project will be but they’re saying that after Budoy may project na so I hope so. Yan yung aabangan nila. Right now I’m focusing on Budoy kasi until next year pa kami eh. My character will be changing soon. Magkakaroon kami ng time lapse so maraming mangyayari,” she explained.

When it comes to her off-screen persona, Jessy said she likes to keep a low-profile. “I am very, very private. I don’t like to talk about my personal life that much. That includes family, love life, and other stuff so I guess showbiz naman is work so let’s just talk about work. Right now naman kasi I don’t think my love life is important to others eh so hangga’t hindi pa naman tinatanong and hindi naman kailangan malaman, bakit ko sasabihin?” she said.

For the coming holiday season, Jessy shared that it will be a dual celebration for her and her family. “We may be going out of the country but then birthday ko din December so nagpaplano kami na Christmas and birthday celebration in one. I would love to go to Spain. It has always been a dream for me to go to Spain and I hope matupad na ngayong year. Sana hindi ako busy sa December,” she said.

For more updates on Jessy Mendiola and Budoy, log on daily to Push.com.ph and follow @Push_Mina on Twitter.