Currently playing the role of Jake Cuenca’s ex-flame in the daytime series Ikaw Lang ang iibigin, Coleen Garcia admitted she was excited to jump into a kontrabida role after doing Pasion de Amor. “Actually gusto ko kasi yung last show namin. After that show sabi ko sana yung next medyo may pagka-kontrabida ng konti para iba naman. Kasi gusto ko palagi pag may bagong role sana it’s always different from the previous role. Sobrang masaya ako sa role na ito,” she shared.
The Kapamilya actress said she’s been having a lot of fun with her role as the independent and emotionally broken Isabel Reyes. “Medyo parang may pagka female counterpart ni Jake kasi kontrabida na may story pa rin and vulnerabilities. Ex ako ng character ni Jake tapos kung siya yung president ako naman yung VP of marketing niya so parang wala kaming choice but to work with each other. Tapos ako may feelings pa ako sa kanya kaya nung nangyari nung kinuha niya as endorser yung character ni Kim (Chiu) medyo papahirapan ko siya,” she said.
The 24-year-old actress admitted she is feeling more and more ready to start preparing for her wedding which is scheduled for next year. “Hindi naman ako o-oo kung hindi talaga yun ang nararamdaman ko but you know I’m realizing more and more how much of a commitment marriage really is. Mag-se-seminar din kami sa church and everything so talagang nagiging real na siya para sa akin. Pero masaya pa rin ako kasi I feel just as committed also pa rin to my work. Kasi nabibigyan ko pa rin naman ng oras, nabibigyan ko pa rin ng another part of my heart also. So okay naman. Masasabi ko pa naman as much as iniibig ko ang ka-love life ko, ang future husband ko, iniibig ko pa rin naman ang trabaho,” she explained.
But even after she bids single life goodbye, Coleen said she will still be as dedicated and focused on her showbiz career as she is now. “Me and Billy both give each other the freedom naman to do what we can with our jobs pero naaayon pa rin naman yun sa role. Actually na-aksidente din ako nung bandang una sa show pero hindi pa kami nag-po-promo nun kaya hindi ko pinalabas. Na-experience din namin halos lahat. Sa career mo dapat may dedication ka, may disiplina,” she said.