Aside from her regular hosting duties on ASAP, Nikki Gil shared that she’s also busy with her new acting stints, which includes a special participation in an upcoming teleserye and a stage play next year. “I just finished taping for the pilot week of a soap. Masa-sight niyo na lang siguro yun bilang hindi ko naman ito show (laughs). I am also going to be part of a musical in February. It's called They’re Playing Our Song [to be shown in] RCBC [theater],” said the Uniqlo endorser during the clothing brand’s store opening at SM The Block last Wednesday, November 14.
Proving herself an effective kontrabida in Mundo Man Ay Magunaw, Nikki said that she doesn’t really mind if she’s picked as a villain or a protagonist in an acting project. “Magkaibang klaseng energy yung kinukuha ng pagiging kontrabida at pagiging protagonist. Magkaiba ng level of intensity na ibinibigay, magkaiba ng requirements. And given that, magkaiba rin ang level ng satisfaction. Iba rin yung joy nang nagmamaldita ka sa eksena. Pero iba din yung ikaw ang minamalditahan. Magkaiba ang experiences and both are beautiful to me.”
Nikki added that she has had such a hectic work schedule lately that she doesn’t get to spend as much time with her boyfriend Billy Crawford. But she remained confident that it wouldn’t cause any problems in their relationship. They trust each other so much that they don’t have to check on each other’s activities every minute of the day. “Ganon kagad [manlamig ang feelings namin sa isa’t isa]? Hindi. We've been in the relationship for so long. Parang lumagpas na kami sa stage na bawat kibot [kailangan] i-inform mo yung tao kung anong ginagawa mo. Nandun kami sa stage na it's okay if we don’t see each other everyday. We know that we're fine, that our relationship is okay, that we love each other.”
Asked if she’s worried that Billy’s leaner figure increases the chance for him to be a chick magnet, Nikki simply replied, “E di habulin nila kung gusto nila! Bahala sila (laughs). Nakaka-sad nga kasi gym ako ng gym walang pumapansin na naka-lose na ako ng seven pounds. Dinededma nila. Si Billy [lang ang napapansin],” she joked before adding, “Nakakatuwa [na] you see people appreciating your choice because Billy's my choice and they like him too. Oo naman [compliment din sa akin yun]. Basta nakabantay lang ako diyan. Naka-watch lang ako diyan.”
(Photo courtesy of Sany Chua)