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EXCLUSIVE: Bianca Manalo returns to ABS-CBN, hopes to work with Daniel Padilla and Enrique Gil

Bianca Manalo doesn't mind doing a support role for her comeback project.

BY
Maureen Marie Belmonte

Twitter: @MissHappyWriter

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08/09/2015 08:34 AM
EXCLUSIVE: Bianca Manalo returns to ABS-CBN, hopes to work with Daniel Padilla and Enrique Gil
080915-bianca_main.jpgAfter almost three years, beauty-queen-turned-actress Bianca Manalo has finally gone back home to ABS-CBN.

Although her return took a little while, Bianca, in a recent exclusive interview with Push.com.ph, couldn't be any happier about it.

"I don't know sa management eh dahil sa manager ko before nung lumipat ako sa kabila so pati kami nadamay. Now I'm so back and very, very happy. Sa tulong po 'yan ni Tita Mariole [Alberto]," she said. "Siya ang kumausap sa Dreamscape and ayun nakabalik na ako sa Kapamilya network. I'm very grateful kasi dito talaga ako nag-start eh. So gusto ko dito lang talaga."

Her last project with the network was the fantaserye Aryana starring Ella Cruz.

This time Bianca will be joining the upcoming primetime soap On The Wings of Love starring James Reid and Nadine Lustre. The towering actress will be playing the role of Tiffany, the sister of Nadine's character, on the soap which will be premiering on Aug. 10.

"I'm just so happy. Siyempre dahil nga sa pagbabalik ko sa Kapamilya network sa primetime na. Kasi before I did primetime pero it's before TV Patrol. And then 'yung Juanita Banana pang-hapon naman and 'yung Happy Yipee Yehey noontime naman 'yun so iba 'yung lahat relax nalang sa kama nanonood ng TV. Iba 'yun eh, so excited ako," gushed Bianca.

The 28-year-old actress is hoping that her upcoming soap would be the start of more projects since as she said, "Sino ba naman ang may ayaw ng work? More work, more fun."

After taking on a titular role in the past, does she feel "demoted" now that she's back to doing support roles? 

"No I don't feel that way eh. Kasi from Magkaribal, Juanita Banana, noontime show, Aryana and then this. As long as there's work for me walang demote-demote. Hindi ako na-demote dahil same naman 'yung TF, same naman ang call time, same ang pagod. It's just the title 'yung bida or supporting, 'yun lang naman. Other than that, it's all the same," she explained.

If anything, Bianca underscored that doing support roles has, in a way, more benefits.

"Actually dati kasi 'pag bida ka you have to wait like really really long for you to have another break or project. Tapos ngayon 'pag support ka, malay ko after nito meron ulit na kapatid na role or best friend role naman. Mas maganda, mas maraming trabaho," she reasoned.

While she's very happy to share a soap and work with JaDine, Bianca openly revealed that she also hopes to work with other stars and heartthrobs these days.

"Actually marami pa akong hindi nakaka-work. Hindi ko pa nakaka-work si Gerald [Anderson] at Enrique [Gil]. Kasi naka-work ko si Enchong [Dee], si Rayver [Cruz], si Piolo [Pascual], si John Lloyd [Cruz]. Siyempre gusto ko maka-work 'yung mga younger. Si Daniel Padilla 'yan gusto ko 'yan kasi crush ko 'yun sa She's Dating a Gangster. Marami kasi ang daming bago," she ended.