The long wait for Claudine Barretto's return to the limelight is over as the actress on Thursday was officially revealed to be part of the upcoming powerhouse movie Etiquette for Mistresses.
Aside from that, Claudine is also happy to be back as a Kapamilya which has been her home ever since she started in showbiz back when she was a lot younger.
"Very, very happy of course. Kasi siyempre dito talaga ako natuto umarte. Dito ako lumaki. Dito lahat ng magagandang projects na ibinigay sa akin. Kung ano ako at sino ako at kung ano man ang mga na-achieve ko sa buhay ay ang malaki talagang ano is Star Cinema at ABS-CBN," she said in an interview during the movie's recently-concluded story conference.
According to Claudine, talks about her project started from her new talent management agency Viva.
"They told me that there's a Chito Rono project that they got from a book written by Ms. Jullie Yap-Daza, Etiquette for Mistresses and What Wives Should Learn From Them," she began.
"When they told me kung ano 'yung role, grinab ko agad 'yung opportunity. I had to get a copy of the book, eh hindi na siya nilalabas ngayon, hindi na siya pini-print so nakahanap kami and may second book na hindi nilabas and binasa ko. And ano siya eh mga ‘90s so sabi ko it's a very challenging role plus it's a Chito Rono project. Plus there's Kris [Aquino] parang kung meron man akong Ate dito sa showbiz siya talaga 'yun. Tapos working with Iza [Calzado], Cheena and Kim [Chiu] parang nakakatuwa. It's really a good project," she continued.
According to Claudine, she also missed doing teleseryes, a field where she once reigned as one of the best. Among her best soaps were Mula Sa Puso, Saan Ka Man Naroroon, Marina, and Sa Dulo ng Walang Hanggan, among others.
"Super, sobra sobra talaga. I mean almost three years akong nawala eh. Eh kasi first love ko ang acting eh so alam mo 'yun to be back again, now, with this big, big project and aside from this may iba pang malalaking projects knowing that I am overwhelming with joy and sobrang thankful lalo na lahat ng tao na nag-pray na makabalik ako, lahat ng mga Claudinians and lahat ng mga natutuwa na nakabalik ako," she said.
When asked what the other projects were, Claudine reiterated that they are still confidential at the moment.