After working with her daughter Janine Gutierrez for the first time in the digital film Dito at Doon earlier this year, Lotlot de Leon plays another mother role in the upcoming WeTV series Boyfriend No.13 which stars Sue Ramirez as her daughter.
“Si Beverly kasi siya yung tipo ng mom na super supportive sa anak lalo na pagdating sa love life. Kasi alam na niya na masipag ang anak niya, matalino, pero pagdating sa love life medyo tagilid tayo diyan. So lagi nating pinapaalahanan si Kimverly (Sue’s character) na nmamili ng maayos, na sana ang mapili niya ay yun na talaga ang the one para sa kanya,” she shared during the Boyfriend No. 13 mediacon held last June 24.
Lotlot said she accepted the role because of how it mirrors her own relationship with her four children in real life.
“Si Beverly kasi napaka-light lang ng character niya eh. Hindi mabigat. Kaya medyo nakaka-relate ako dito kasi I have a very close relationship with my children. So ganun yung relationship ni Beverly kay Kimverly. they’re very open, they like to talk about everything under the sun. So yun yung pinakamagandang character ni Beverly. Pero siyempre kailangan panuorin talaga nila hanggang dulo kay may mga sikretong mari-reveal. So kailangan mapanuod nilang lahat yan,” she shared.
Just like her Sue Ramirez’s superstitious role, Lotlot admitted she has long believed in horoscopes.
“Oo sa diyaryo ko pa siya binabasa (laughs). Tapos halimbawa pagka may crush ako titingnan ko. Aalamin ko kung ano birthday niya tapos titingnan ko na yun sa diyaryo kung medyo okay ba siya sa akin, kung compatible ba kami. Parang itong huli oo. Siyempre kailangan sasamahan mo ng dasal. Dasal ka ng dasal,” she recalled.
Having been formerly married to actor Ramon Christopher with whom she shares four children, Lotlot found love again with her longtime partner Fadi El Soury whom she married in late 2018. The 50-year-old actress said she also believes in having one soulmate.
“I think there’s only one for each one of us. And that person will come I think in God’s perfect time. Kasi tayo minsan nagmamadali tayo magmahal, nagmamadali tayong makahanap ng partner or nagmamadali tayong magkaroon ng pamilya or someone to love or to love us back. But we don’t know dahil sa pagmamadali na yun, kung yung taong yun ba, siya talaga ang para sa atin. So I think the best way to find out if that person is really for you or you’re meant to be with each other or siya talaga ang soulmate mo, kung mahihintay ka. Kasi if it’s a relationship for you and you’re meant to be together, no matter how hard, kung may trials na dumating, kayo at kayo pa rin. And you’ll be able to work it out,” she said.
Watch Lotlot de Leon, Sue Ramirez, JC Santos, and JC de Vera in the rom-com series Boyfriend No. 13 which starts streaming for free on WeTV starting July 2, Friday, at 7 p.m. with new episodes weekly.