By Kiko Escuadro
“Kasi sayang talaga, ang tagal tagal ko ‘to hinintay. if he really loves me he supports me at maging happy siya for what I have and for where I am right now.”
After the blockbuster romantic comedy film Always Be My Maybe, and the sexy teleserye Pasion De Amor, the sizzling hot kapamilya actress Arci Muñoz is back with her latest soap opera Never Ever Say Goodbye, together with John Estrada, Gelli De Belen and Jericho Rosales.
In this interview, Arci expressed her excitement with this latest project. “I’m really excited kasi after ng Pasion De Amor nasundan ako agad ng isang malaki ulit na proyekto, isa po akong lawyer dito pero syempre ayaw ko muna mag bigay ng iba pang details tapos kagalang galang medyo mabigat po ang character,” she said.
Since she will be working with premier actors and actresses like John Estrada and Gelli De Belen, she was asked how was her experience working with them. “Soba akong kinakabahan hindi ko po maide-deny kaya po sabi ko dapat i-prepare nila akong mabuti kasi talagang pressure ito sakin and this is a remake of Nora Aunor’s classic film, kaya I’m really nervous,” she shared.
Aside from being busy with her new teleserye, Arci flaunted her oozing sexy body in her recent magazine cover. “I’m thankful sa Metro Magazine kasi it’s their anniversary issue and yet they chose me to do the cover with them so it’s really a great privilege for me to do that parang women empowerment ang issue, so parang bigyan nila ako ng ganon label kaya I’m really really thankful,” she quipped.
Since no one is still chosen to wear the Pambansang super heroine suit, is she willing to do the role of Darna if offered to her? “Nako ayaw ko muna mag salita pero malaking privilege yun,” she answered.
With all the opportunities coming her way, how does she handle success.
“I guess it’s providence. Everything happens for a reason,” she insisted. “Baka sa susunod na mga taon e wala na ako (laughed), or I mean hindi na ako ganon ka hit kaya habang andiyan siya strike while the iron is hot, at habang binibigyan ako ng proyekto at maganda naman ang proyekto, go lang.”
Recently, former Kapatid network artist Ritz Azul already signed a contract with Kapamilya. And she’s now seen with Coco Martin in Ang Probinsyano. Arci was asked, as a former colleague in TV5, how does she feel that they are now in one studio.
“I’m really happy for her,” she claimed, “although I haven’t bump into her yet, pero pag nakita ko siya I would warmly welcome her. I’m really happy, she’s like a little sister to me. Siguro i-message ko nalang siya, wala na din kasi kaming communication at wala nadin kami contact sa isa’t-isa pero masaya ako for her.”
With her new soap opera, Arci will be working with another new leading man, and she was asked how will she break the ice with Jericho Rosales when camera would start grinding. “I think we will get a long well kasi cool naman daw siya e feeling ko naman cool siya, ganun naman talaga sa showbiz dapat marunong ka makisama ng tama,” she stressed.
Arci added, “Ang sabi ko nga I’m really really thankful naman po sa lahat ng project na ibinibigay sakin and whoever naman po ang i-pair sakin , I’ll make sure na gagawin ko ang best ko and I’ll make sure na yung leading man ko maging komportable din,” she stressed.
Being groomed as one of the new big stars of the network, Arci was asked how does she managed her love life, and she answered, “Well, napag usapan na po at alam na niya, ang tagal ko nama din kasing hinintay ito, at itong time na to maybe sabi ni Lord ‘ikaw naman, time for yourself naman,’ so habang maraming dumarating e di tanggap lang. At kung hindi niya matanggap e di goodbye,” she laughed. From a source, we were told that her boyfriend comes from a royal family. The new soap is set to be aired sometime in June.