As the newest cast member on the Primetime Bida series Juan Dela Cruz, Shaina Magdayao admitted it is a big honor to be playing one of Coco Martin’s leading ladies in the hit fantaserye. “I’m looking forward to working with Coco. He is one of the most talented artists in the industry,” she shared.
Shaina plays the role of Mira, the princess of the fairies. The 24-year-old actress said she is looking forward to being seen regularly on TV again after her series Kung Ako’y Iiwan Mo ended last year. Shaina said she was not bothered for the long wait for another regular project to come her way. “Hindi naman kasi kung matatandaan niyo isang buong taon din naman namin ginawa yung Kung Ako’y Iiwan Mo so medyo huminga lang ako ng konti (laughs) tapos ayun nakakatuwa dahil finally matutuloy na, kasama na ako sa pamilya ng Juan Dela Cruz,” she admitted during her solo presscon held last April 26 at the ABS-CBN compound.
The talented actress also answered issues that she was seen frequenting Piolo Pascual’s condo in Makati City. The two are currently playing a married couple in the upcoming Star Cinema flick On the Job. Shaina clarified the issue immediately. “Puro trabaho na nga ako eh (laughs). Pero nung wala pa akong trabaho masyado, nung nagpapapayat pa ako dun sa movie, ayun magkasama kami, we run, we play badminton. Tapos siya rin, busy din sila,” she explained.
Shaina said their closeness is normal because it is not their first project together. “We worked together sa Lobo tapos Alynna for a while. Dati pa magkaibigan talaga kami, from Lobo then we did MMK pa together tapos natutuwa ako kasi ni-request rin naman niya ako at naisipin nila na ako yung maging wife niya sa On the Job. Madami namang puwedeng gumanap nun ‘di ba? So natutuwa ako at nagpapasalamat ako sa kanya at saka kay direk Erik Matti. Kaya dapat magpasalamat na lang ako na nakasama ako dun sa movie di ba? At nabibigyan ako ng ganitong opportunities,” she said.
Shaina also stressed that she is definitely not looking into getting back into exclusively dating anyone anytime soon. “Sabi ko nga dapat ba magkaron na ako ng boyfriend kasi nakakahiya na, parang walang pakundangan na akong i-link ako sa mga lalake. Parang hindi naman ako sanay na lahat at saka sabay sabay. Wala eh, parang lahat naman sila kinakaibigan ko ngayon. Siguro malinaw naman po na I’m in no rush to enter into a new relationship and ngayon ko lang na-e-experience kung gaano kasaya maging single, walang problema at ine-enjoy ko lang tapos yun nga may trabaho pa ako. So puro trabaho muna ako ngayon. Hindi talaga ako nagmamadali, I’m taking my time,” she explained.