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Deborah Sun is happy to work as a Kapamilya for the first time

Deborah Sun admits she waited a long time for a project with ABS-CBN.

BY RHEA MANILA SANTOS

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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7/19/2011 8:19 AM
Deborah Sun is happy to work as a Kapamilya for the first time


071911-deborah_main.jpgCurrently seen in the new afternoon drama series Reputasyon, Deborah Sun said she had waited a long time to get the opportunity to be seen on the Kapamilya network. “Siyempre happy ako kasi nakapasok ako dito. Kasi alam ko mahirap makapasok dito sa ABS-CBN eh. I’m very, very happy. Kahit saan siyempre ako mapasok siyempre happy ako since trabaho,” she shared during the Reputasyon presscon held last July 12 at the ABS-CBN compound.

The former sexy actress, who starred in the original 1980s version of Temptation island, said she has already gotten used to playing kontrabida roles so she did not think twice when she got offered the role of Mindy, the greedy and spiteful aunt of Cristine Reyes’s character in Reputasyon. “Lagi naman akong kontrabida eh, madalas na yun (laughs). Actually ang nag-recommend sa akin dito si Direk Jeffrey Jeturian, kasi dati nag-ge-guest ako sa MMK lang. Lagi kong kasama sa eksena sila Cristine, si Jaclyn (Jose), si Lito (Pimentel) at si Andre (Garcia), yung pamilya nila kasi pinsan ko bale si Jaclyn dito eh. So si Aiko (Melendez) yung mayaman na nang-aapi sa kanila. Ako yung sa probinsya na may bar ako tapos sa akin yung lupain nila, yung pinagsasakahan ng tatay nila tapos iniipit ko sila,” she explained to Push.com.ph.

Deborah also had nothing but good things to say about Reputasyon’s lead actress Cristine Reyes. “Nakakatuwa siya. Kahit hindi ko pa kasi nakakatrabaho si Cristine noon, kapag napapanuod ko siya sa mga soap opera sa TV dati, nagagalingan na talaga ako sa bata na ito,” she admitted.

The 52-year-old actress, who was incarcerated briefly for violating the anti-bouncing checks law in 2004, admitted it was one of the hardest challenges for her to re-establish her own reputation when she started returning to showbiz. At present, Deborah’s eldest daughter Gelanie is also serving time in prison for possession of illegal drugs. “Di ba nakulong ako sa correctional? Iniisip ng mga tao ex-convict ako, ganyan. Tapos I have a daughter now who’s in jail. Sa dinaanan ko sa buhay ko, kung hindi ako naging strong, baka nasa squatter na rin ako, kung saan-saan lang ako. Pero iniisip ko na lang lagi yung mga anak ko. Kailangan ako ng mga anak ko eh. May bunso pa akong 10 years old. Humirit pa ako nung 40 ako, nanganak ako sa States. Tatlo yung panganay ko. Yung panganay ko na nakakulong is 37 years old and I was 15 when I gave birth to her. Nakuha ko sa mga anak ko na kailangan nila ako. So kailangan ipakita ko na I’m strong kasi kung hindi papaano sila, ako yung inaasahan nila, especially na may nakakulong ako,” she said, teary-eyed during the Reputasyon presscon.

The teleserye kontrabida also shared the secret to her maintaining an attractive figure through the years. Deborah said she has never undergone any surgical enhancements to keep her figure. “Walang retoke dyan ha. Wala akong pang-retoke eh (laughs),” she told Push.com.ph.

The former sexy star said she has now turned to the power of prayer to help keep her strong and steady. “I’m turning 53 in December. Ang dami kong dinaanang problema pero ang katwiran ko, andyan na yung problema eh so ang kailangang isipin mo, so ang pinaka-ginagawa ko is prayer. Kasi pag-isip ka lang ng isip, wala ka ng magagawa. It’s there already so all you have to do is pray. Kumbaga kung may maitutulong thank you, kung may magagawa kang paraan why not. Kung didibdibin ko masyado yung problema wala rin, kaya sabi ko lagi prayer, prayer. Prayer hel