Angel Aquino has accepted another kontrabida role in ABS-CBN's upcoming teleserye, Apoy sa Dagat.
Angel revealed that this project starring Piolo Pascual, Angelica Panganiban and Diether Ocampo will be airing by October this year.
“If Angelica is already there as the bida, she needs a kontrabida, and that’s me,” confirmed Angel.
In the meantime, viewers will get to see the artistic side of Angel as she hosts an interior design show on the Lifestyle Network.
The actress initially could not believe that she was asked to host a show about interior design.
At the press conference of Interior Motives yesterday, August 2, at Sumosam restaurant at The Podium mall in Mandaluyong City, the model/TV host/actress said that she felt dubious when the producers of the show came up to her.
“I was quite unsure if they really wanted me because I didn’t know anything about interiors, I don’t have any background in interior design.
“But then I realized I am someone who appreciates these beautiful things— that is the strength that I can bring to the show. I love beautiful interiors,” Angel stated as she broke into a smile.
The project came in a timely manner. Us Girls, a weekly magazine show she co-hosted with Iya Villania and Cheska Garcia on Studio 23, concluded last June after airing for 6 years.
Angel previously hosted the defunct lifestyle show F! with Daphne Osmeña-Paez and Cher Calvin, as well as Tablescapes, a cooking and travel show in with Chef Bruce Lim on Asian Food Network (AFC).
Now the beauty and fashion icon extends the stylishness she is known for in Lifestyle Network’s latest offering, Interior Motives.
Angel relayed that she had homework to do: “I had to read up— interior design magazines, architectural magazines— just so I can familiarize myself with the jargon.
“I had to know… how they describe texture and color. I had to brush up on that.”
Interior Motives aims to educate its audience with the basics of interior design from color schemes to furniture and ornaments, meanwhile considering alternatives while on a budget.
For each episode, the program will feature Filipino interior designers, their works, and their perception about making use of space. As Angel interviews them, the audience will pick up recommendations, tips, and tricks in decorating.
Interior Motives, according to executive producer Apples de la Vega, most importantly features a “know, buy, fix” framework.She explains that the show will provide its audience with the knowledge or let them know about the jargons of design, meanwhile giving pointers on what products to buy, and giving tips on how to fix, carry out, or execute the design principles given beforehand.
Has Angel always been fond of interior design?
She told the press, “I do what I can in my house. In my room at least, I choose the art work that should be up on the walls. I live with my mother so … of course, she rules in the house.”