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Xyriel Manabat talks about being good friends with her co-stars

Xyriel Manabat reveals her favorite celebrity textmates and speaks about her newest soap, '100 Days To Heaven.'

BY RACHELLE SIAZON

FRESH SCOOPS

5/20/2011 8:10 AM
Xyriel Manabat talks about being good friends with her co-stars


052011-xyriel_main.jpgChild star Xyriel Manabat said she is really happy to star in the top-rating teleserye 100 Days To Heaven because it’s the kind of story that teaches viewers a lot of moral values. She was just worried that children her age would come to dislike her because of her mean character in the soap. “Opo, gusto ko po [mag-hit ulit itong show]. Sana panoorin niyo ang 100 Days to Heaven. Ito po ay kapupulutan niyo ng aral. Ito ay kwento ni Anna Manalastas. Iba siya sa Momay kasi dun makulit ako, sa Agua Bendita naman salbahe tapos mabait, tapos sa Noah, simple lang. Tapos dito salbahe ako,” said Xyriel in a recent interview with Push.com.ph.

The witty seven-year-old was quick to assure her fans though that she’s a good girl in real life. “Thank you sa paghanga niyo sa akin pero sana huwag kayo magagalit sa akin dahil napakasama ko dito, on TV lang ako ganito. Minsan makulit ako sa totoong buhay, pero kadalasan po very good.” But she added that she really enjoys taping for 100 Days To Heaven with co-stars like Coney Reyes. “Masaya po siya katrabaho tapos lagi siyang may dalang pagkain para sa akin. Lahat po sila sa cast enjoy akong kasama.”

John Estrada came up to say hi to Xyriel during the interview and it was obvious that their closeness remained long after their show Agua Bendita ended. John even carried Xyriel in his arms and congratulated her on her new teleserye. When asked how she feels to see John again, the child star replied, “Opo, na-miss ko siya kasi ngayon lang ulit kami nagkita. Kasi lagi niya ako tinuturuan kung paano umarte. Kapag umiiyak ako, sinasabi niya, ‘Umiyak ka, umiyak ka.’ Pero po kapag good take na, sasabihin niya, ‘Okay ka baby, ang galing mo.’ Opo, love na love po niya ako.”

Because of her lovable personality, Xyriel easily establishes a good rapport with most of the celebrities that she works with. In fact, she keeps in touch with them through her mobile phone. She showed to Push.com.ph the list of her contacts which includes Jodi Sta. Maria, Queenie Padilla, and fellow child star Zaijan Jaranilla. “Sila po yung nakaka-text ko. Araw-araw ko po nagagamit cellphone ko. Minsan pinapadalhan ko sila ng quotes o kaya kinukumusta ko sila, tinatanong kapag walang magawa. Isa rin yun sa ginagawa ko sa set kapag walang take. O kaya naman naglalaro or nagpapahinga na lang ako.

Is it safe to say that her celebrity crush is one of her textmates? “Meron akong crush, pero secret na lang yun,” she cheerfully added.