Jessy Mendiola says she will start taping a new soap soon

Former 'Sabel' star Jessy Mendiola claims that she has no problem waiting to play a lead role on TV again.

BY RACHELLE SIAZON

FRESH SCOOPS

6/2/2011 8:29 AM
Jessy Mendiola says she will start taping a new soap soon


After playing the lead role in Sabel060211-jessy_main.jpg, Jessy Mendiola has yet to star in a new project. But the 18-year-old actress said that there’s no reason for her to feel threatened by her fellow young stars who are being given a break on TV at the moment. “Sa tototo lang workaholic ako, gusto ko lagi akong may trabaho. Siyempre nandun yung kaba kung hindi ka masyado visible on TV, baka makalimutan ka ng tao ‘di ba? Pero hindi nawawala yung trust ko sa ABS-CBN kasi lagi naman silang nandiyan to assure us that we have jobs coming up. And I think mas maganda kung salitan yung stars ng ABS-CBN na nagiging bida sa soap para may variety naman,” said Jessy who was recently launched as the newest endorser of Timex.

Given her talent for acting and her mestiza looks, Jessy is easily one of the “It” girls in the Kapamilya network. And she was very happy to say that she’s actually preparing for a new TV series that she’s really excited about. “I think right now pinapahinga muna kami sa soap ni Joseph Marco (her leading man in Sabel). Pero sinabihan kami na gagawa kami ulit ng soap next month. Basta ang alam ko drama series. But I am not allowed to say kung ano yung concept and sino ang mga makakasama kong stars. Kasi wino-work out pa rin yung ibang details ng project. At ayoko rin naman pangunahan hangga’t hindi pa kami nagsimula mag-taping. But for sure meron akong soap na gagawin.

Jessy’s on screen team-up with Joseph and the late AJ Perez in Sabel was her biggest break in showbiz. When asked if she misses AJ whom she practically grew up with as a fellow Star Magic artist, Jessy reveals that there are times when she feels that he’s just around her. “Hindi naman siya nagpaparamdam. But the thing is, AJ has a certain presence. So until now, I feel that he's around me. The AJ that I know na makikita mo na lang a masaya, ganon pa rin yung aura niya. Kunwari papunta ako ng ABS-CBN or ng taping, I still feel that he's around me. Parang hindi rin siya nawala... AJ was gone too soon. But I guess my memory of him will always inspire me to live life to the fullest.”