Princess Punzalan: ‘Acting is really my first love’

Princess Punzalan commends ‘The Story of Us’ stars.

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Kristhoff Cagape

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04/01/2016 09:55 AM
Princess Punzalan: ‘Acting is really my first love’
040116-PrincessPunzalan_PUS.jpgPrincess Punzalan was all praises for the main stars of The Story of Us, saying that they are very hardworking and passionate about their craft. “I actually enjoyed working with Kim (Chiu), Xian (Lim), and Bryan (Santos) because they are very serious with their jobs, seryoso sila. They come prepared to work and pag nasa taping sila, ang priority nila, kita mo talaga nagtatrabaho hindi 'yung text ng text, o nanonood ng kung anu-ano,'yung nag-aaral ng script.”

She added, “Most of my scenes kasi is with Bryan and nakikipag-discuss siya sa akin tungkol sa eksena at nakikita mo talagang seryoso sa trabaho so it’s very refreshing to see young people who are passionate about what they do.” The actress is playing the role of Claudette, the mother of Bryan's character.

Princess took the time off from showbiz and lived in the United States. When asked on why she decided to go back to showbiz, she responded, “Nong pinadala sa akin ‘yung character sketch na-excite ako kasi unang-una na-miss ko talaga makatrabaho ang ABS-CBN and naisip ko rin na o medyo matagal na nga, it’s been more than 15 years, matagal na rin and since naging very iconic ‘yung role na Selina (Mula Sa Puso) I wanted to do something else na okay drama na may pagkakontrabida pero ibang take naman ‘yun so ‘yun ang challenge for me,” she said.

Did she have any difficulty adjusting to showbiz life again considering that she took a hiatus from the entertainment industry for fifteen years? “Actually hindi naman ako nanibago kasi parang feeling ko nga nalagay na ako sa ganong lugar parang inexpect lagi ng tao na magiging ganon ako, magiging mataray, ganon so hindi na ako nanibago but since acting is really my first love pag-alam kong tatakbo ang camera at may kailangan akong gawin excited ako kahit wala kang tulog. ‘Yun nga kinukwento ko sa asawa ko iba talaga pag when you are passionate about something it doesn’t matter kung wala kang tulog or minsan libre ‘yun talagang ‘Yes I really want to do this and if I really want a project gagawin ko talaga.”

Princess also explained on why she left showbiz before. “Hindi ko iniwanan ang showbiz permanently. I knew for a fact na there are times and seasons in our lives na hindi naman araw-araw tag-ulan, hind araw-araw tag-init. May mga seasons na pinagdadaanan ang buhay natin, its just so happened na bagong kasal ako ng mga panahon na ‘yun and I really want to make my family work, my marriage work so kailangan maging prioridad ‘yun para sa akin and I felt it was a good step na iwan muna lahat ito and mag-concentrate sa buhay mag-asawa na kung saan walang ibang masyadong nakikialam sa buhay niyo kundi kayo lang. Wala akong ibang kausap kundi siya. Wala akong pinagsisilbihan kundi siya and since galing siya sa ibang kultura kailangan kong i-immerse ang sarili ko sa kanyang kultura para mas maintindihan ko siya at mas ma-appreciate ko siya.”