As an alumni of a former teen-oriented show herself, Bangs Garcia admits she is happy when she found out she was part of the new high school themed series Luv U (short for Lamberto Uy Villarama University, the school where all the characters in the show meet). “Sobrang tuwang-tuwa kasi nung una akala ko Let’s Go reunion ito pero medyo sad din na wala yung mga dati kong kasamahan. Si Kuya Smokey (Manaloto) lang yung nandito so parang reunion for us.,” she says.
The sexy actress adds she did not hesitate accepting the role of an English teacher even if the majority of the cast are teens who are former alumi of the kiddie gag show Goin’ Bulilit. “Sobrang at home yung feeling kasi ito yung parang unwinding ko eh. Kasi right now I’m taping a very dramatic teleserye so sobrang bigat nung ginagawa ko so kailangan ko ng isang project na parang relaxing naman. So ito yun. sobrang perfect siya para at least parang naglalaro lang (laughs).”
The 24-year-old reveals she is not bothered by playing a senior role in the series. “Hindi talaga eh, nakakatuwa, exciting kasi lagi na lang bagets yung role ko dati eh. Kasi yung mga teen naman dito kakilala ko lahat, sobrang kapamilya ko na lahat at saka kakilala ko na ito kasi itong mga bagets na ito, habang nag-bu-Bulilit taping sila minsan bumibisita kaming mga Let’s Go. So simula bata pa lang sila hanggang sa lumaki nasubaybayan ko na. so ayun, very at home yung feeling ko, sobrang saya. Tsaka sila direk Bobot Mortiz pa rin yung director so happy ako.
Bangs admits she is happy with the way her life is right now especially since she recently started dating a non-showbiz guy last December. “I’m dating someone now. Hindi ko pa alam Valentine’s Day plans kasi may trabaho ata ako. Pero kung wala kong trabaho gustong-gusto ko mag-beach. Group date dapat yun eh so sana makasama ako. Pero kung hindi, sana ‘di ba hindi sumama yung ka-date ko (laughs). Dapat sa Palawan kami pupunta pero kung something malapit lang baka sa Batangas. So hindi ko alam kung saan sa Batangas, maraming beach dun. Nag-aantay pa ako ng confirmation from friends and sa work schedule,” she shares. Bangs says she is happy to move on from her past relationship which ended last year. “Last year I just got out of a very stressful relationship and siguro sa sobrang stress ko dati medyo parang tago yung personality ko. So ngayon lumabas yung totoong ako. Very bubbly, very colorful ang personality ko, full of surprises,” she tells Push.com.ph.
For 2012 Bangs hopes to further hone her comedic chops, as well as try out a variety of other roles as well. “Ang learning ko actually sa ending ng 2011 is talagang bagay nga pala ako sa comedy kasi nga sa Segunda Mano sobrang maganda yung feedback ko and sa tingin ko dahil din sa Let’s Go yun. Nagsimula ako sa comedy and I think na forever na tatatak sa akin yung comedy shows. Pero ayoko naman na nasa comedy lang, gusto ko lahat ginagawa ko, lahat ng genre. So sa akin ayoko ring mawala sa akin ang comedy until I get old.”
Catch Bangs Garcia in Luv U as it premieres on February 19, Sunday after ASAP Rocks on ABS-CBN.
Bangs Garcia admits she is happy dating a non-showbiz guy
The Luv U actress says she looks forward to working with former Goin' Bulilit kids in their new show.