Although she will be doing a daily teleserye, Angelica Panganiban says she will still continue doing 'Banana Split.'
Angelica 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 kataga
l 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
is a slang word for high society.
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
] 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
] nakakapagbigay ka rin ng
time na paiyakin sila. Mas masarap ‘yon, ma
s 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