Actress Diana Zubiri has made good of the time she had while waiting for her first Kapamilya soap by keeping herself busy with school. Unknown to many, the 27-year-old Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin star who has kept things quiet about her personal life lately is already in her senior year in college as a Theater Arts student.
“Graduating student po ako ngayon sa Miriam [College]… Ang course ko, theater arts, related rin siya sa kung ano ang pinagkakabalahan ko as artista,” shared Zubiri during the recently concluded ABS-CBN Trade Event at One Esplanade, Pasay.
How does she manage to balance being an actress and being a student? “Ayun nga every other day nagte-taping. Yung wala kaming ginagawa nasa school. Tapos Sunday pahinga,” she shared.
She, however, admitted that her setup as a working student can become pretty challenging at times because, “Mahirap kasi wala akong sariling hawak na oras, yun naman ang mahirap doon eh.”
But Zubiri quickly followed that with. “Pero nag-e-enjoy naman ako eh. Tsaka gusto ko naman ito eh.”
Asked where in her tight schedule she squeezes in her personal life, particularly her love life, Zubiri vaguely responded, “Ah, maisisingit yun kung gugustuhin pero right now relax, relax lang muna.”
Since transferring to the Kapamilya network in September last year, Zubiri has yet to be seen in a show. She did however make her Kapamilya onscreen debut a few weeks later after she signed up through a Maalala Mo Kaya episode opposite Erich Gonzales.
From her first MMK stint, Zubiri had to wait almost a year before she was finally given a chance to get in front of the camera. Did she ever feel anxious about the long period of waiting? “Hindi naman kasi nung naghihintay naman kami nagte-taping naman kami at tsaka meron rin akong ibang shows na ginagawa,” reiterated the actress.
Nevertheless, Zubiri noted that she’s excited about the launch of her new soap where, according to her, she would take on the role of a rape victim seeking justice who would be part of the lives of the characters portrayed by stars Dawn Zulueta, Dina Bonnevie, Tonton Gutierrez, Gerald Anderson, Rayver Cruz, and Cristine Reyes.
“Nakatrabaho ko na sila Ms. Dawn before okay naman, masaya ako at nagkita kami dito. Kay Gerald naman siyempre iba ang pakiramdam kasi medyo teeny-teeny kasi siya [at] ito ang first role niya as a mature actor at ako yung nakasama niya,” Zubiri shared of having to work with a few of the biggest stars at ABS-CBN.
Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin will start airing soon on ABS-CBN.