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Princess Punzalan: ‘Kahit saang bansa ako pumunta, madalas ang tawag sa akin Selina’

Princess Punzalan talks about her new character Claudette, her Selina laugh, and why she went to America.

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03/31/2016 12:47 AM
Princess Punzalan: ‘Kahit saang bansa ako pumunta, madalas ang tawag sa akin Selina’
033016-PrincessPunzalan_PUSH.jpgOn Tonight with Boy Abunda, Princess Punzalan said she is staying in the country for two months because she is playing the role of Claudette in the teleserye The Story of Us. Even though Claudette is a kontrabida character, Princess said Claudette is “driven siya ng pagmamahal sa son niya.” 

Princess is now a nurse in America and although she misses acting, she revealed she doesn't watch any Tagalog channel. She confirmed she doesn't have TFC (The Filipino Channel.) She said, “hindi pwede, kasi wala akong nagagawa, naa-addict ako!” 

Princess revealed why she went to America in the first place. “Kasi nung time na pumunta ako ng Amerika, bagong kasal ako. Gusto kong magwork talaga ang relationship ko. Gusto kong magkaroon ng masayang pamilya. Salamat sa Diyos nabiyayaan naman, nagwork naman yung plano…” 

She also said people still call her Selina, the villainess she portrayed in the hit teleserye Mula sa Puso. “Up until now, kahit saang bansa ako magpumunta, madalas ko pa rin naririnig ang tawag sa akin Selina.” 

Princess revealed that the signature laughter of Selina was something she practiced. “Before Mula sa Puso, hindi ko alam ang pagtawa na in way na may lutong. So naramdaman ko na kailangan ko magpraktis sa harap ng salamin and the only way to do that ay kailangan mong gamitin ang diaphragm…” 

Host Boy Abunda asked Princess, “how are you able to snap out of a character,” to which Princess answered, “hindi ako nahihirapan lumabas sa karakter kung alam kong hindi ako yun, mas nahihirapan ako pag may pinaghuhugutan akong totoong nangyari sa buhay ko, na masyadong malapit sa buhay ko.” 

On Fast Talk, Princess said the greatest advice her mom Helen Vela had given her was, “wag kang malunod sa isang basong tubig.” For Princess, her greatest achievement was “Selina.”