Janice De Belen says she is an avid ABS-CBN fan

Janice De Belen admits she watched ABS-CBN programs even when she was still with another network.

BY NAPOLEON QUINTOS

FRESH SCOOPS

10/1/2011 12:48 AM
Janice De Belen says she is an avid ABS-CBN fan


100111-janice-main.jpgAfter 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 Budoy pero 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 Creatives ng ABS-CBN. At dito sa Budoy naging kakaiba kasi si Direk Ruel Bayani kakaiba siya mag-describe ng 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 schedule ko.”