Jennica Garcia becomes freelancer after non-renewal of GMA-7 contract; set to star in TV5 show

by Rizza Benedicto
Oct 8, 2014
Real-life couple Alwyn Uytingco and Jennica Garcia are paired together for TV5's newest Wattpad adaptation, DyepNi. This mini-series will air this October.

Former GMA-7 artist Jennica Garcia is set to do a mini-series with her boyfriend of five years, Alwyn Uytingco.

It will be recalled that earlier this year, GMA-7 did not renew its contract with Jennica, who is the daughter of Jean Garcia.

As a freelancer, Jennica is now able to do a show with TV5 as she joins the Kapatid Network's daily primetime mini-series Wattpad Presents DyepNi.

(Read: Jennica Garcia feels letdown by non-renewal of GMA contract)

FIRST TIME IN FIVE YEARS. Jennica and Alwyn have been a couple for the past five years. For the first time, they will work with each other onscreen.

For Jennica, this project is a dream come true. “This is our first time to work together, actually I was hoping back when Alwyn and I was just starting out I feel na ‘Ah, it will come, it will come.’

“Hanggang sa ngayon na mag five years na kami ngayon pa lang, so dahil ang tagal na namin I find it on my part a little bit awkward but exciting pa rin naman.”

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She admitted that even though she’s comfortable with Alwyn, it still feels awkward to act with him. “Kasi ewan ko nahihiya ako sa kanya. Hindi ako nahihiya bilang partner niya pero pag umaarte-arte nakaka-conscious naman ‘yon!”

She added, “Feeling ko kakabahan ako kapag ka-eksena ko na siya kesa kung iba sana hindi ako kakabahan.

“Kasi masaya naman ako tuwing umaarte ako in front of the camera never ko naman na-feel na mahiya sa partner ko ganyan kahit first time namin mag-work together but with Alwyn, I am very nervous.”

Jennica continued, “At saka siguro nervous lang din ako sa fact na ang hirap kasi, di ba, feeling ko lesser kilig if people know na you and him are already together.

“It’s my first time to work with TV5 so I feel pressured na parang yung unang gagawin ko sa kanila is with the person that I am in a commitment with in real life.

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“So I don’t know how people would react to that.

“I’m just afraid to hear negative comments but, of course, ang opinion naman ng tao ay hindi mo kontrolado at hindi naman talaga maiiwasan ang ganun.”

Although she feels nervous and pressured, Jennica is thankful for the new blessing she received. “But at the end of it all I am just thankful to the Lord because, of course, this is another blessing and I am excited to work with artists from a different network din.

“I think that’s what makes a freelance artist enjoy work more coz you get to jump to different networks so this time with TV5 let’s see how it goes.

“I really pray that the readers and the fan of the series itself which is DyepNi would find life in us na they’ll appreciate how it turned out when played on screen.”

ALWYN ON WORKING WITH HIS GF. Alwyn also admits that he feels awkward and self-conscious while acting with Jennica, “Ako feeling ko magiging ganun din ako, e, pero parang siguro I’ll take it as another challenge for me as an actor.

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“Kasi siyempre panibagong distraction yun, e.

“Feeling ko mas nakakaexcite kasi jowawey [girlfriend] mo yung kasama mo.

“Masaya lang and dun namin matetest kung bagay ba kami onscreen, kung may chemistry ba. For the record at least ma-try namin, di ba?”

DYEPNI. DyepNi is a Wattpad series published by Bookware. It is currently one of the most requested and most read Wattpad book.

Alwyn summarizes DyepNi by saying, “Setting niya parang university. Dun nagmeet yung characters namin sa isang jeep.

“Magkatabi kami tapos napagkamalan ko siyang holdaper. So dun pa lang nagkaroon na ng conflict and then later on magugulat kami kasi iisa lang pala yung org [organization] namin so parang wala kaming choice kailangan namin magkita kailangan namin magsama tapos dun na magkakaroon ng cat-dog relationship na away-bati yun pala nai-in love na ako sa kanya pero torpe ako.”

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