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Jessy Mendiola on being single: ‘Hindi naman nawawala ang pag-ibig’

Jessy Mendiola still does not want to confirm or deny break up with JM De Guzman.

BY RHEA MANILA SANTOS

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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10/22/2015 8:50 AM
Jessy Mendiola on being single: ‘Hindi naman nawawala ang pag-ibig’


102215-JESSY_main.jpgAfter her last soap Maria Mercedes ended in 2014, Jessy Mendiola admitted she made sure she was really prepared for the family drama You’re My Home which they started shooting in December 2014 along with her new co-stars JC De Vera, RIchard Gomez, Dawn Zulueta and director Jerry Lopez Sineneng. "Sobrang preparation dito at saka we really had to step up a lot especially with the casting and our director. So this show is not your typical drama. Kailangan mo maging at par sa caliber ng mga actresses na makakatrabaho mo. So siyempre marami akong eksena na kasama yung parents ko na si Richard and Dawn so nakakakaba din,” she revealed during the You’re My Home grand presscon held last October 21 at the newly refurbished Dolphy theater inside ABS-CBN.

As a self-confessed fan of the CharDawn love team herself, Jessy said it was an honor to play their eldest daughter in the new Kapamilya series. "Siyempre pag nakikita mo sila ma-sa-star struck ka pero pag umaarte na silang dalawa magkasama huwag ka talagang magugulat. So kailangan ikaw hindi ka talaga lulutang lutang sa set (laughs). Kailangan ikaw din sasabay sa kanila. I’m really thankful na napasali ako kasi nagkaroon ako ng chance kahit sa TV lang maging anak ng CharDawn,” she admitted.

In You’re My Home, Jessy plays Grace Fontanilla, the eldest child of the family who blames herself for the kidnapping of her younger brother Vince. Her character grows up feeling guilty for breaking up her family after her sibling disappeared.

The 22-year-old actress said it wasn’t hard for her to find inspiration for the role even if she has never experienced her character’s family problems. "Sa story pa lang namin dito malalim na paghuhugutan ko kasi ako mapagmahal na anak so siguro I just put myself in the position kung pano kung mawalan ako ng kapatid, ganun lang lagi. Madali lang humugot kapag tungkol sa pamilya kasi mahal na mahal mo yung pamilya mo. So pag dito, siguro yun yung lumabas,” she explained.

When asked about her personal life, Jessy chose to answer indirectly about who supports her and that it is her family that is her main inspiration for now. "Okay naman ako. Humahaba na buhok ko. Masaya ako ngayon. Meron naman akong nanay. Yung mommy ko ang gumagawa nun sa akin talaga. Kaya You’re My home yung title kasi nagsisimula sa bahay. Hindi pa naman ako kinakasal. Family na lang muna,” she said.

When asked if she still has a love life after reports surfaced that she and JM De Guzman had parted ways again, the Kapamilya actress chose to give a cryptic answer. "Meron akong pag-ibig sa pamilya so hindi naman (sa walang love life). Hindi naman nawawala ang pag-ibig. Nandiyan lang lagi. Andiyan lang yun sa paligid. nasa tabi tabi lang. So yun lang. Huwag na natin masyado pag-usapan,” she added.

Don’t miss the premiere of You’re My Home on November 9 on ABS-CBN’s Primetime Bida.

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