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Pia Wurtzbach happy to be doing comedy this year: ‘Malalabas ko yung kulit ko!’

‘My Papa Pi’ actress Pia Wurtzbach shared how excited she was when she first found out she would be Piolo Pascual’s leading lady in a sitcom.

Pia Wurtzbach happy to be doing comedy this year: ‘Malalabas ko yung kulit ko!’-Rhea Manila Santos
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03/26/2022 09:00 AM
Pia Wurtzbach happy to be doing comedy this year: ‘Malalabas ko yung kulit ko!’
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My Papa Pi star Pia Wurtzbach admitted she immediately got excited when she found out she would be working on a sitcom this year on the Kapamilya network.

“Talagang short notice nung nalaman ko na gagawin ko ‘to tapos within a few days nandito na ako. Tinapos ko lang yung quarantine ko siyempre kailangan natin sumunod sa protocol. Tinapos ko lang, dumating ako dito and straight into it na. Medyo matagal na akong wala sa TV and sa commercials and endorsements lang ako madalas mag-shoot. Pero I’m very, very grateful that I’m here and sa dami ng mga puwedeng piliin na mga leading lady, ako talaga,” she said.

READ: Pia Wurtzbach on returning to acting this year: ‘Sobrang grateful ko na ako yung napili’


As the love interest of Piolo Pascual and Pepe Herrera who play brothers on the show, Pia said it did not take long for her to adjust to her co-stars.

“Big stars sila and very experienced actors pero hindi ko naramdaman na iba ako. Kasi siyempre ako yung mas bago dito. Very welcoming sila and generous din sila sa knowledge nila. Gina-guide nila ako kung meron akong puwedeng i-improve pa. Actually sobrang welcoming nung vibe dito at nagtutulungan kasi we aim to make every scene shine,” she explained. 

READ: Pia Wurtzbach joins Piolo Pascual and Pepe Herrera in new series ‘My Papa Pi’

The beauty queen and actress first worked with Piolo on the 2005 ABS-CBN series Bora: Sons of the Beach when she was still using the screen name Pia Romero and she played his younger cousin.

“Ang perfect pa nung project para sa akin personally kasi malalabas ko yung kulit ko tapos hindi rin ako ma-pe-pressure sa iyakan (laughs). So parang it’s a great way to come back kasi the last time I did TV was bago pa ako mag-Binibining (Pilipinas), bago pa ako mag-pageant. Yung last na role ko jellyfish sa Aryana. Yun yung last na TV ko talaga. Tapos yung last naman namin ni papa P na sitcom din was mas matagal pa dun. Magpinsan kami sa show na yun. So nung natawagan ako for a chance to work with them and be the lead actress, yes right away… Hindi pa ako nag-si-swimsuit nun. Hindi pa ako pinapayagan ni Mr. M (Johnny Manahan),” she recalled. 

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With her fans awaiting the completion of her home in Manila, Pia admitted that she is not ready to share it on social media just yet.

“Mukhang matatagalan pa siya kaya hindi pa ako nag-po-post ng mga updates kasi may mga babaguhin pa ako sa construction niya. May mga i-improve pa ako at hindi naman ako nagmamadali. Pero I will keep you guys updated sa mga social media accounts ko kung ano yung magiging process, kung paano ko siya gagawin. I think baka end of the year or next year pa ako makakalipat. Pero I’m not in a rush at all. Gusto ko kasi talaga siya pagandahin dahil first ko yun na pinaghirapan ko and big check siya on my list na magkaroon ng sariling bahay,” she said. 

The 32-year-old artist attributes her continued success and blessings to her family who are her constant source of strength and support.

“Sa kanila ako humuhugot ng lakas. Kahit wala sila dito sa Pilipinas nasa abroad sila, nasa UK sila. Nandun yung mama ko, yung kapatid ko, yung pamangkin ko. Mahal na mahal ko yung mga pamangkin ko. Sa kanila ako humuhugot ng lakas talaga,” she admitted. 

Watch My Papa Pi every Saturday, at 7 pm on the Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, A2Z, iWantTFC, and TFC.