Gelli de Belen’s last show on ABS-CBN was the ‘90s variety program ‘Sang Linggo Na Po Sila. Now, she is back on the Kapamilya network with a major primetime project titled Never, Ever Say Goodbye starring Arci Munoz and Jericho Rosales.
Saying that she missed working with ABS-CBN considering that she was with the network since she was 15 years old until she got married, Gelli told PUSH.com.ph, “Now I’m seeing new faces and old faces as well. It’s fun to see everybody again. Parang going back home.”
Giving an overview of her character in the new TV series, Gelli counts herself as, “Medyo ako ‘yung antagonist sa kwento, the ex-wife of John Estrada – (who) apparently, is the current husband of Arci. So, I’m just probably going to make their lives a little bit more complicated.”
Now that Gelli is soon to appear on primetime, she was also asked about her husband Ariel Rivera who also has a primetime show, Born For You.
“I’m so happy for him. Maganda ‘yung role niya apparently talaga dito sa Born For You din. It’s a different take kasi medyo may pagkamusical ang Born for You ng konti. Maraming musical elements ‘dun sa soap and it’s something I’m sure people will want to see kasi si Ariel hindi na masyadong nakikitang kumakanta so that’s exciting,” she said about her husband’s role in the Janella Salvador-Elmo Magalona teleserye.
“It’s fun… I’m happy that we’re both here kasi usually magkahiwalay kami ng station and I’m happy na although we’re not working together on the same show, still we’re in the same network,” she said.
Meanwhile, Gelli was asked if she is looking forward to working with Ariel on one show, to which she replied, “Yeah, definitely. That would be really fun, I think and hard also,” referring to the familiarity of the other.
“Minsan kaeksena mo, you take them for who they are and what they’re doing at that very moment pero ’pag masyado kang familiar ‘dun sa kaeksena mo like in my case, si Ariel or let’s say my sister si Janice (de Belen), hindi ko alam kung paano. We’ve done shows before together pero never a soap na full-length so hindi ko alam kung paano,” she elaborated.