On Aquino and Abunda Tonight, Desiree Del Valle credited Tabing Ilog director Malou Sevilla for honing her talents as well as those of John Lloyd Cruz, Kaye Abad, Jodi Sta. Maria, Baron Geisler, etc. All of these actors were part of the hit teen drama series that aired on the Kapamilya network for four years from the late ‘90s to the early 2000s. Desiree said Direk Malou trained them well.
Desiree shared that when they were doing Tabing Ilog, the young cast considered it “play” and not work. In fact, the stars of Tabing Ilog were very close to each other.
Desiree added that she has always known that John Lloyd was going to make it big. Even then, Desiree said Lloydy had passion and intensity for his work. What’s more, Desiree shared, all of the Tabing Ilog stars have that in common. “We love what we do, we all love it.”
Desiree also feels “blessed” because she will be playing a kind character in her upcoming teleserye Flordeliza. This is a challenge for Desiree because she wants to be convincing in her role as a “dutiful mom.”
Desiree had always done kontrabida roles in the past and she was so effective playing the antagonist that she would randomly get pinched in public.
Desiree is excited to work with Jolina Magdangal and Marvin Agustin in Flordeliza because she has always looked up to them. Jolina and Marvin, Desiree said, have stayed humble and “walang ere” up to now.
Asked to talk about her relationship with Boom Labrusca, Desiree said, “He makes me a better person.” She explained that it must be Boom’s “stronger faith because mas nagiging mabuting tao ako. Iba ang approach niya sa buhay kahit sa trabaho tinutulungan niya ako kung paano dapat maging disciplined."