It’s the time of year when days are shorter and darker in Norway, where Rafael Rosell grew up.
When asked to describe what Christmas is like in the north, he smiled, “Who don’t know how to have fun in the dark?”
He added that it’s not as noisy as here in Manila, “dahil sa snow, lahat ng sounds, hindi nagba-bounce.”
But sans the “yelo” and the smoke coming from most chimneys, the Kapuso actor described it as “halos pareho lang dito… we celebrate on the 24th with family, and on the 25th, with others naman.”
Is he flying out of the country during the holidays?
“No,” he answered. “Imbes na pumunta kami sa ibang bansa, pupunta sila [family] dito. Sa Cebu kami.”
His dad, geologist Rafael Rosell III, is a Cebuano.
The talent of Popoy Caritativo continued, “Last year kasi, nasa Singapore kami.”
CAREER. At present, he is doing Temptation of Wife with Marian Rivera and Dennis Trillo.
“Dun muna ang focus,” he said during the Christmas party of Luminary Talent Management, which handles his career, last December 2.
He’s still clueless about GMA-7’s plans for him next year, but he’s looking forward to whatever his new home has in store for him.
Rafael related, “May mga taga-Dos na tumawag sa akin nung ni-launch ako. Sabi nila, ‘Pa’no ko ginawa?’ Dahil nagulat sila…
“So yung move ko, parang may na-trigger, na-initiate na parang may sasalo sa kanila na parang, ‘Gusto ko ring gawin yun, a.’
“It’s a bold step…it’s also positive.”
LOVELIFE? “Wala akong girlfriend,” he quickly replied.