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Assunta de Rossi is proud to play Erich Gonzales's mother in 'Maria La Del Barrio'

Assunta de Rossi doesn't mind being tapped to do mother roles as long as it fits her.

BY RHEA MANILA SANTOS

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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8/4/2011 8:36 AM
Assunta de Rossi is proud to play Erich Gonzales's mother in 'Maria La Del Barrio'


080411-assunta_main.jpgLast seen in an episode of Maalala Mo Kaya, Assunta de Rossi now plays the role of Sandra Hernandez, mother to Maria Hernandez in the local adaptation of the Mexican blockbuster telenovela Maria la Del Barrio. The series, which is set to start airing on August 15, is directed by Rory Quintos and Richard Somes.

“I’m very honored. I’m so happy kasi ang ganda ng project na ito. Ang ganda nung role at siyempre magaling ang director. Thankful naman ako na hindi ako pinabayaan ni Direk Rory. Talagang tinututukan naman niya ako. hindi niya ako titigilan hanggang makuha ko yung gusto niyang emotions so okay naman, maayos lang,” she said.

The 28-year-old actress said she is not bothered by the fact that she is now being offered motherly roles. “Okay lang. Siguro mukha na akong nanay (laughs). Kasi ako naman never naman ako naging mapili sa roles eh. Basta okay sa management, then it’s okay with me. Wala namang rason para tanggihan ‘di ba? Sa bawat character naman na ginagampanan ko, iniiwan ko na sa audience for them to judge if they think kung bagay sa akin yung role. Kung okay kasi ibig sabihin nagagawan ko ng hustisya yung role ko. Kung sasabihin naman nila na hindi bagay at masyado naman akong bata, eh ‘di okay din po kasi it means I’m hot (laughs). So it’s a win-win situation, mukha akong nanay o hindi ako mukhang nanay, okay lang. At least hindi ako mukhang tatay (laughs). Charot!” she shared.

Although she admitted she has not been actively pursuing showbiz for the past year, Assunta said there is no truth to rumors saying she has been unhappy with her marriage to Negros Occidental representative Jules Ledesma. “Wala na akong masasabi pa sa personal life ko kasi unang-una, sobrang positibo, baka ma-kornyhan pa kayo at saka nobody cares din naman. Na-trauma na kasi ako from last year, sa dami ng inimbento, sa dami ng nagsinungaling. Hindi na. When it comes to my personal life parang you’re saying something na positibo tapos binabaliktad pa rin. I’m avoiding it na talaga. Hindi na ako nagku-kuwento kahit kelan. What’s the point, you say something nice, pero babaliktarin nila,” she added.

The Fil-Italian beauty admitted says she also does not feel that her life is incomplete just because she does not have any kids yet. “God is what makes you happy, not kids. It’s not the solution to everything. Not even money, so it’s really faith in God. When you have faith in God you can have everything. Hindi ka magkukulang sa buhay mo, akala lang yun ng tao. Yun ang tingin ng tao pero para sa iyo, punong-puno ka na eh. We’re so blessed,” she shared.

Although Assunta admitted she has other things she wishes she had also tried to accomplish in life, the Maria la Del Barrio actress said she has no regrets about the decisions she has made. “Ako hindi ako tumungtong ng kolehiyo. And that’s not something I’m proud of. Pero proud ako sa pagkatao ko. Dahil nag-iisip muna ako bago magsalita. At nagri-research muna ako bago mag-comment. Yun lang. It’s not about being super duper intelligent, it’s about your heart, kung ano yung intention mo. I’m thankful na pinalaki ako ng magulang ko na ganun kasi ang magulang ko mababaw lang naman ang kaligayahan nila eh. Apat kaming babae, isa lang naman ang gusto nila para sa amin, na huwag lang maging hayup ang pag-uugali. Yun lang,” she explained.

Assunta said she and her family are currently happy raising her pets for now. “Counted ba ang Yorkshire terriers kasi yun ang nagbibigay ng happiness sa amin. Dalawa sila. I have two boys, Mio and Tazio at mahal na mahal sila ng mga anak ko na parang mga kapatid nila,”