Glaiza de Castro hopes that her role in GMA-7's Asian Treasures will make people mistake her less and less for Angel Locsin. Photo: Noel Orsal

 

People often mistake Glaiza de Castro for Angel Locsin. They have the same chinita eyes and wide smile, and they can really pass for sisters. PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) asked Glaiza how she feels whenever people make the mistake.

 

Smiling, she said: "Hindi naman ako nai-intimidate. Dati halos lahat ng makasalubong ko, sasabihin 'Angel, hi!' Hindi ko alam kung i-ignore ko ‘to o magpapanggap ako na Angel kasi kung minsan sasabihin nila ‘Hi, Angel.'"

 

During the interview last December 29, Glaiza said, "Ngayon medyo naa-identify naman ako."

 

Hopefully, even more people will be able to identify Glaiza as Glaiza with her participation in the soon-to-be launched TV series of GMA-7. "We're launching Asian Treasures. I'm looking forward to that. Ako si Clara, yung sister ni Robin [Padilla]. Magaling ako sa history tsaka geography. Yun yung magko-connect. Isa sa mga paraan para mahanap yung Asian Treasures.

 

"Asian Treasures is a big chance talaga para malaman ng tao na hindi ako si Angel. May iba akong personalidad na ako si Glaiza."

 

She recently became part of the Metro Manila Film Festival entry Zsa Zsa Zaturnnah Ze Moveeh from Regal Entertainment. The 18-year-old actress played the role of Dina B., one of the Amazonistas of Queen Femina (played by Pops Fernandez).

 

"Hindi na rin naman sa akin bago to play kontrabida roles. This time may nostalgic effect dahil si Dina B. ako e. We get to imitate yung mga galaw nila.

 

"Exciting kasi you get to wear designer's clothes na hindi mo talaga sinusuot sa karaniwang okasyon. You feel very beautiful."

 

When asked how she prepared for the role, Glaiza recounted: "We have training for wushu, na hindi rin namin masyadong nagamit. Better na rin marunong kaming mag-wushu. Hindi naman masyadong mahirap. It's a bit more challenging."

 

Glaiza has appeared in several movies this year including Manay Po, Twilight Dancers, White Lady, Sukob, and Pacquiao: The Movie.

 

ASPIRING THESPIAN. Asked about her other plans, Glaiza said, "I'd like to try lahat. I like to try theater because I've never done theater. Hindi naman ako magju-jump ng malaking step para ipakita sa kanila na eto, kaya ko ‘to."

 

PEP also asked whether she was planning to pose for a men's magazine. She said: "I'm thinking of it right now kasi may offer na ako to pose for a men's magazine."

 

With her busy career, Glaiza is not thinking at all about her love life. "Wala. Zero. Ayoko pa e. Gusto ko munang mag-concentrate sa career ko. Maghihintay naman yan e. May mga lumalapit e pero sabi ko hintay muna."

 

Glaiza was "discovered" during an audition for Viva Entertainment several years back. By a sudden twist of fate, she ended up signing a contract with Regal Films. She then became a regular in several TV shows such as Berks, Spirits, Master Showman, and Fanstastikids.

 

Glaiza is currently being managed by Manny Valera.