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Francine Diaz tries rom-com for the first time in new series ‘Bola Bola’: ‘Medyo kabado pero kaya natin ‘to!’

‘Bola Bola’ star Francine Diaz talks about headlining her first ever rom-com series on iWantTFC starting on March 26.

Francine Diaz tries rom-com for the first time in new series ‘Bola Bola’: ‘Medyo kabado pero kaya natin ‘to!’-Rhea Manila Santos
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03/18/2022 08:57 AM
Francine Diaz tries rom-com for the first time in new series ‘Bola Bola’: ‘Medyo kabado pero kaya natin ‘to!’
Photo credit to @dreamscapeph Instagram

Known for showcasing her dramatic talents on hugely popular kapamilya series like Kadenang Ginto and Huwag Kang Mangamba, Francine Diaz admitted she found her role in the latest iWantTFC series Bola Bola a challenge. She plays the role of a 220-pound late bloomer named Thea who falls in love with her older brother's best friend. The series is based on the book by Anna Geronga.

“Nung una sabi ko wow challenge din ito ah. Na-excite ako at kinabahan nung prinesent sa akin. Na-excite ako kasi this time hindi siya ganun ka-heavy. Kasi rom-com siya so natuwa ako. I hope suportahan niyo kasi kailangan din natin ito, yung mag-relax kahit papaano at tumawa. Nasa Bola Bola yung happiness na yun so I hope panuorin niyo guys. Medyo kabado pero kaya natin ‘to (laughs). Kasi it’s my first time na mag-isa lang sa mediacon and naninibago ako. Sanay ako meron akong kasama and this time ako lang,” she shared during her solo mediacon for Bola Bola last March 17.

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Francine said that she thinks it’s harder for her to do romantic comedy than heavy drama. “Mas mahirap magpakilig and magpatawa. Kasi ang iyak mabilis lang kumuha ng hugot eh. Pero mahirap i-fake yung happiness. Yung mga joke ang hirap mag-fake ng mga ganun. I accepted the project kasi it’s a blessing. I believe lahat naman ng ino-offer sa akin at dadating sa akin is a blessing and siyempre sino ba namang tatanggi sa isang biyaya di ba? That’s why I said yes,” she said.

Watch the trailer here:

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In Bola Bola, Francine plays the role of a girl who gets rejected by her longtime crush because of her physical appearance. The 18-year-old actress said she learned a major lesson on self-love while shooting the series earlier this year.

“Siguro yung pinaka natutunan ko dito is huwag mong ipilit yung sarili mo sa taong hindi ka mahal. Mahirap kasi pag pinilit mo yung sarili mo sa isang taong kita mo namang ayaw sa ‘yo. Kasi dun mo makikita na hindi mo mahal yung sarili mo. Kasi kung mahal mo yung sarili mo maaawa ka na. Bakit ko ipipilit yung sarli ko kung ayaw niya sa akin?

“And I believe din naman kasi na kung gusto ka ng tao or kung mahal ka ng tao, hindi mo kailangang habulin eh. Hindi mo kailangan ipilit at ipagsisikan yung sarili mo kasi siya mismo yung lalapit sa ‘yo. Yung love mismo at yung tamang tao ang lalapit para sa iyo at hindi mo kailangang ipilit yung pagmamahal na yun sa puso niya.

“Another lesson is isipin mo mabuti yung mga words na bibitawan. Kasi ang words parang siyang knife. Hindi man nakikita pero isang bitaw mo lang diyan forever na yang sugat sa isang tao. So mas maging careful sa words, mas maging mabait kahit mahirap yan kontrolin yung mga anger natin. Pero yan ang kailangan ng world ngayon. Everyone needs kindness and love, also yourself.”

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Watch Bola Bola starting March 26 on iWantTFC. Directed by JP Habac. Produced by Dreamscape Entertainment. Starring Francine Diaz, Akira Morishita of BGYO, KD Estrada, Ashton Salvador, Analain Salvador, Danica Ontengco, Arlene Muhlach, Vance Larena, and Lito Pimentel.