RR Enriquez looks forward to doing more acting projects

Host turned actress RR Enriquez admits that acting gives her a different kind of happiness.

BY RHEA MANILA SANTOS

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4/20/2011 8:57 AM
RR Enriquez looks forward to doing more acting projects


042011-rr_main.jpgAfter playing Melai Cantiveros’s best friend in Precious Hearts Romance Presents: Mana Po, RR Enriquez feels inspired to get into more acting roles now. The 25 year-old played the role of a tomboyish but supportive friend, which is the exact opposite of her sexy image in real life. “Kung mapapansin niyo, normally pa-sexy ako pero doon sa character ko sa Mana Po, kakaibang RR Enriquez nakita ng tao kasi tomboyish yung image ko doon. Lagi akong naka-cargo pants so hindi talaga ako pa-sexy,” she recalled.

RR first gained popularity as one of the sexy co-hosts of Willie Revillame on Wowowee before she joined the cast of the gag show Banana Split. RR admitted she was pleasantly surprised to be offered a non-comedy role. “Sobrang kauna-unahan ko iyong teleserye. Nagpapasalamat ako sa mga director at lahat ng bumbuo ng Mana Po dahil pinagkatiwalaan nila ako na maging parte nung show. First time yun kaya sobrang happy ako,” she added.

Although she was used to acting in comedy skits in Banana Split, RR said her role in Mana Po was a whole different challenge altogether. “Kasi that was my first time to really act. Masaya pero nung una nahirapan ako. Pero siyempre dahil pinagkatiwalaan nila ako na maging parte nung show, talagang pinag-aralan ko talaga at gusto ko kahit papano maging proud sila sa akin dahil ako yung kinuha nila. So gusto ko din na hindi ako mapahiya. Sabi naman nila na-carry ko naman daw,” she shared.

Of leaving Banana Split, RR clarified for the nth time that she resigned voluntarily and was not cut from the show. “Nag-resign ako pero binigyan pa rin nila ako ng time mag-isip kung magbabago pa isip ko nun. Nung una, nag-resign ako pero hindi pa final yun. Wala akong nakaaway. Sobrang wala. Sobrang bait nila sa akin, nila Mama Bear (Cynthia Jordan) at Direk Bobot (Mortiz),” she said. The sexy actress also put to rest the issue that she left Banana Split because she did not get along with other cast members. “Hindi ko alam kung kanino nanggaling yung chismis na may kaaway or gap ako dun sa show, pero I’ll be honest. After I resigned they told me I still had one week to decide. In fairness, ayaw naman nila ako pakawalan. Kaya I still felt so lucky. But the reason I resigned is medyo marami na kami sa Banana Split and then madaming mga bago dun. Kasi merong mga segment ako dun na nawala ako so ako, parang sabi ko sa sarili ko, parang hindi na ako napapansin. Hindi ako nagtampo or whatever, maintindihin akong tao. Hindi ako ganun kababaw na magtampo or magalit sa kanila,” she said.

RR also saw this as an opportunity to pursue other kinds of projects aside from comedy, but she remains grateful to the experience and exposure she gained form the show. “Naisip ko lang na siguro it’s about time naman na mag-give way sa mga bago. Tutal nabigyan na naman nila ako ng chance na magkaroon ng kahit papaano ng exposure sa show na yun so I guess it’s time for me to give way sa mga bago. Yun lang talaga yung dahilan. Wala akong sama ng loob sa kanila. Wala akong ka-gap dun. Mahal ko ang Banana Split family. It just happens na kailangan ko na gawin yun,” she admitted.