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Angelica Panganiban says it's fulfilling to juggle between drama and comedy

Although she will be doing a daily teleserye, Angelica Panganiban says she will still continue doing 'Banana Split.'

BY BERNIE FRANCO

FRESH SCOOPS

11/30/2011 9:34 AM
Angelica Panganiban says it's fulfilling to juggle between drama and comedy


113011-angelica_main.jpgAngelica Panganiban revealed that she has been preparing for her role in Alta ever since she was informed that she would be part of the project. Though announced in the early part of 2011, the project’s playdate kept on getting delayed. “Antagal nang pinag-uusapan ang show na ito. Simula nang masabi siya sa akin, talagang andun na ako, excited na ako,” related Angelica. “Pinahaba siya ng ganun katagal so ikaw gigil na gigil ka na, excited na excited ka na talagang gawin.

She shared that from her character down to her outfit, Angelica is all set to assume her role. “Sa mga outfits hanggang dun sa alahas lahat ‘yon talaga inipon ko, pinag-aralan kong mabuti kung saan babagay ‘yung character ko.Alta is a slang word for high society.

The teleserye is slated to air early next year and will overlap with Angelica’s weekly gag show, Banana Split. Asked if she will give up the comedy show in favor of Alta, Angelica replied, “No. Kahit naman dati nung [teleserye] Iisa Pa Lamang, may Banana Split na no’n. Nung nag-Rubi ako may Banana Split na.” She continued that even when she did the film I Love You, Goodbye (2009) with boyfriend Derek Ramsay and Gabby Concepcion, she was also doing Banana Split. “So hindi ‘yun magiging hadlang. Ayokong isipin dahil meron kang gagawing seryoso, kailangang itigil ang pagpapatawa,” she reasoned.

She added that it is better that viewers see actors doing different genres to showcase their versatility. “Mas maganda nakikita ka ng tao na kaya mo silang patawanin [at] nakakapagbigay ka rin ng time na paiyakin sila. Mas masarap ‘yon, mas fulfilling ‘yon na dalawa, ang pinagdya-juggle mo, nae-express mo nang maayos ang sarili mo.”

Angelica had said that she would be comfortable with Alta because most of her co-stars happen to be her friends. Before Alta, Angelica starred with Diether Ocampo in her previous series, Iisa Pa Lamang, Rounin, and Rubi. Luis Manzano also starred with her in Rounin while she used to work with Zanjoe Marudo on Banana Split. She is also friends with KC Concepcion and is now on good terms with Gretchen Barretto.

Angelica said that viewers will see a lot of her since the teleserye will be on weekdays and Banana Split will be on weekends. “Pagsasawaan n’yo ako this time,” she joked. “I’m sure may mga taong naka-miss sa akin dahil matagal nila akong ‘di nakita sa drama.” It has been more than a year since she did her last teleserye Rubi and she is very glad and excited to return on drama via Alta.