Bea Alonzo says it helps that her boyfriend Zanjoe Marudo is very understanding.
Although The Mistress
didn’t beat the record set by the 2011 movie The Unkabogable Praybeyt Benjamin
as the top-grossing Filipino movie of all time, Bea Alonzo said she is already happy with the achievements her latest movie was able to attain.
“Masayang-masaya ako na nag-P200 million (estimated) siya. ‘Di ko na nga alam kung magkano, pero masayang-masaya ako na it reached that far,” Bea explained.
She admitted that it actually exceeded her expectations because initially, she was unsure of how the people would react to the film’s plot that tackles about one woman’s affair with a married man. “Nung una nga, nung premiere night medyo lukewarm ‘yung mga tao. Akala namin hindi siya kikita,” she confessed. “Pero na-appreciate nila sobra-sobra. We got good reviews and dun pa lang masayang-masaya na kami… Alam mo we’re really greedy kung aasamin pa namin ‘yung mas malaki do’n. Ibig sabihin ‘yun talaga ang biniyaya ni Lord and tatanggapin ko ‘yun nang buong puso,” she declared. As of press time, The Mistress has already reached the P300-million mark worldwide.
Bea was beaming when told that she was fortunate to be one of the very few celebrities who enjoy a rising career and a blooming love life at the same time. “Alam mo for the longest time maniniwala na sana ako na, ‘Mamili ka career ba or love life?’ Kapag okay daw ang love life, hindi raw okay ang career. Kapag okay daw ang career walang love life. Pero I’m the living proof na okay… na pwedeng magsabay.”
While it is difficult for many celebrities to manage one’s career and love life at the same time, Bea said that it is possible for her because of her very understanding boyfriend, Zanjoe Marudo. “I’m very lucky na understanding ‘yung boyfriend ko. Kasi siguro malaking bagay ‘yung pareho kaming artista, naiintindihan niya ‘yung schedule ko.” She continued that not being able to spend enough time together works for their relationship. “The more na nagiging sweet ‘yung relationship namin siguro kasi nami-miss namin ang isa’t-isa at nakakatulong ‘yon.”
Things weren’t always like this for Bea because it took a while before she found a relationship that made her this happy. “May tamang panahon, tamang pagkakataon para sa love and ibibigay naman Niya sa iyo ‘yon sa tamang panahon,” said the star of the teleserye A Beautiful Affair.
Last year, Bea and Zanjoe went to the US to spend New Year’s together, but for the upcoming holidays, she intends to spend it with her family in a country within Asia.