Ritz Azul is more than happy to return to television after almost a year of not doing a TV show.
The TV5 actress topbills the online novel turned mini-series titled Wattpad Presents: The Savage Cassanova.
Ritz was last seen in TV5's sexy teleserye For Love or Money, which ended on January of this year. She was cast as the wife of hunk actor Derek Ramsay while Alice Dixson portrayed her rival in the show.
After that, Ritz was absent on television for nine months while she starred in the Cinemalaya 2014 entry Separados.
“Medyo nagtampo nga ako, e,” the young actress told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) and other reporters at the press preview of Savage Cassanova yesterday, October 23.
“Medyo nagtampo ako sa sarili ko kasi medyo nanghinayang ako sa momentum from Misibis Bay and For Love or Money. Sayang 'yong momentum kasi natigil sa TV screen.”
However, Ritz was quick to clarify that she only sulked for a while.
“Parang tampong bata lang. Parang nanghinayang lang din ako sa time, sayang 'yong one year na 'yon, 'yong momentum din from Love or Money.
“Pero sa kabila n'on, mayroon din namang dumating na endorsements.”
Still, Ritz is grateful to be part of Savage Cassanova, which will be shown weekdays starting October 27 at 9:30 p.m. on TV5.
The Kapatid actress said about her role, “Challenging siya for me kasi nasanay ako sa serious drama acting, masyadong heavy.
“From Nagbabaga to Glamorosa to Misibis Bay at saka For Love or Money, sobrang ang bibigat.
“Ito namang Savage Cassanova, naghalo-halo na comedy, drama, and sexy, action na lang ang kulang.
“'Tapos si Miss Tuesday [Vargas] pa ang kaeksena ko halos doon.
“Nakaka-intimidate siya kasi ang lakas ng energy niya, 'tapos ang galing niyang umarte so, nag-adjust din ako.”
Aside from Ritz, the primetime mini-series of TV5 also stars Edward Mendez who was also previously part of For Love or Money.
As Ivo, he will play the role of a playboy who is out to prove himself as a worthy heir to their family business. Bothered by being taken lightly by people around him, especially by his own father, Ivo creates a masterplan of finding a girl whom he can conveniently marry and abandon later on.
Just as fate would have it, Ivo meets Moira (Ritz), a simple and romantic girl whom he was able to convince to marry him in her state of drunkenness.
Will the Cassanova of this generation finally learn how it is to slowly fall in love or is Moira just plotting a sweet vengeance by faking her own inevitable death?
Wattpad Presents: The Savage Cassanova also stars Victor Basa, Luke Jickain, Maricel Morales, Lorenzo Mara, and Carmen Soriano.