Janice De Belen admits she watched ABS-CBN programs even when she was still with another network.
After spending almost a decade on a rival network, Janice De Belen is now back at ABS-CBN as part of the upcoming teleserye Budoy.
The actress/host said that coming over to the Kapamilya network was not an abrupt experience at all with the help of her Budoy
co-stars who are also her longtime friends. “Siyempre nung una parang
testing the waters pa. Nakakapanibago.
I haven’t been here for a very long time. Pero naging
okay naman. Kasi may mga kakilala na ako noon pa. Si
Mylene (Dizon) matagal ko nang kilala pero hindi ko pa nakakawork. Si
Zsa Zsa (Padilla) nakasama ko dati sa Familia Zaragoza
Janice said she is very much thrilled with Budoy
as her first project as a returning Kapamilya. Budoy will tackle the challenges in the life of a special child to be played by Gerald Anderson, with Janice as his adoptive mother. “Ako ang tatayong nanay ni
how that happened, you all have to find out. It’s close to the kind of mother that I am in real life. Loving, maalaga
, the stereotypical mom. But the challenge in my role is that magiging nanay ako sa isang
special child. This show is an eye-opener. Maraming
emotions na nakapaloob. Kapag nanonood kayo mararamdaman niyo, ‘Ay, hindi pala ganun!’ O di kaya naman, ‘Ay, ganun pala!’ Basta
I cannot reveal too much pa, ha ha ha!
Working on Budoy
, Janice admitted that she fell in love with the way ABS-CBN would meticulously come up with plots that will enthrall viewers. “Iba rin ang
ABS-CBN. At dito sa Budoy naging kakaiba kasi si
Direk Ruel Bayani kakaiba siya mag-
character so it was a great experience for all of us.”
Janice further revealed that even when she was still working with another network, she would often watch some ABS-CBN shows. “Sa bahay nanonood din kami ng
ABS-CBN. Kapag nakikita ko sa
kitchen na nanonood sila ng
ABS, makikinood na rin ako
. I remember napanood ko si
Gerald sa Tayong Dalawa
and dun sa Kung Tayo’y Magkakalayo. Pati ‘yung mga umeere ngayon,
like ‘yung 100 Days to Heaven napapanood ko
Now that she is a Kapamilya, Janice said she is excited to explore other opportunities possibly other than acting. “Hindi naman ako mapili
. If you offer me a project that is good and I’m fine doing it, I would accept it. Basta kaya ng