Regine Velasquez renewed her contract with her home network ABS-CBN — and it appears there’s so much more she wants to do not just as a singer but also as an actress.
During the Kapamilya Strong 2022 event last Wednesday, February 23, Regine said in jest that she wants to do sexy roles, drawing laughs from host Darla Sauler and Gary Valenciano who also renewed his contract with the network.
But on a serious note, she said she dreams of working with award-winning Broadway Diva Lea Salonga.
"Siguro to work with Gary [Valenciano] again kasi ABS-CBN lang ang kayang gumawa nu'n. Or even Lea. Kasi I've never worked with Lea in a concert before. That would be amazing if we can make that happen. And medyo may mga nagre-request na for it sa akin,” she said.
“Kasi nga nasa singing ako. So bukod sa pagiging sexy star …,” she said in jest.
“You know, my dream of becoming a sexy star hasn't happened yet — might. So madami pa. Parang the possibilities are endless,” she remarked.
According to Regine, there’s still so much she can do with ABS-CBN — having experienced it herself working with some of the big names in the industry.
“Moving here back to ABS-CBN, l was able to work with people that I have not been able to work with or dream ko palang to work with pero ngayon unti-unting natutupad 'yun like Vice Ganda, Sarah (Geronimo), Ate Sharon (Cuneta),” she said.
Meanwhile, Regine explained her stint on the morning show Magandang Buhay — saying she’s just a guest host right now.
"Actually, guest host palang ako ngayon sa Magandang Buhay kasi nga wala si Momshie Karla (Estrada). So I'm the one doing her part now,” she said.
"But you know I'm having such a wonderful time working with Jolina (Magdangal) and Melai (Cantiveros). It's not really work. For me, I'm just having fun and siguro 'yung mga nanonood sa amin tuwing umaga napapansin din ‘yun na tawa lang kami nang tawa. Kami it's just really para lang kaming naglalaro,” she added.
“And you know, I actually miss — I mean I do hosting in ASAP — pero kasi iba ‘yung format ng Magandang Buhay. And I remember doing the same thing before. I kinda missed it. And I’m so happy that I was given the opportunity to be able to do it again. I’m just happy to be given the opportunity to be one of the co-hosts of Magandang Buhay,” she continued.
On what's in store for her, she said: "Marami pa akong ibibirit kasi parang pang-fourth year ko palang ngayon [with ABS-CBN]. Marami pa akong mga kantang kakantahin and I'm excited for that.
Meanwhile, Regine teased about her upcoming concert with Sharon Cuneta.
“Kami ni Mega may concert kami sa July. We have one here for the Iconic concert. 'Yun kasi dream come true 'yun sa akin to sing with Ms. Sharon Cuneta who's my idol,” she said.