Jackie Rice is excited for the 2016 requel (remake + sequel) of Encantadia. it will be recalled that the GMA-7 actress was part of the original version that aired in 2005.
She is also happy that a new batch of teen stars and veteran actors will take part in the telefantasya.
"Happy, siyempre. Mga bagets na ngayon. I mean, kailangan na ulit [magkaroon ng bago].
"10 years na. 10 years na rin ako sa showbiz! First ko yon!"
It was in Encantadia where Jackie first appeared on a TV show after winning as Ultimate Female Survivor in Starstruck III: The Nationwide Invasion.
She entered the third chapter Encantadia: Pag-ibig Hanggang Wakas where she played Armea, the lost daughter of Sapiro Queen Alena (Karylle) and King Ybrahim (Dingdong Dantes).
According to the 26-year-old actress, she thinks that all the stars chosen as Sang'gres are deserving of the roles given to them.
Glaiza de Castro is set to play the role of Pirena, Kylie Padilla will reprise the role of Amihan, Gabbi Garcia will play the role of Alena while Sanya Lopez will portray Danaya.
Jackie has worked with Glaiza, Kylie and Gabbi in different projects but she also has good words for Sanya.
"[Si] Gabbi, sa election serye [Naku. Boss Ko]. Si Sanya, never ko pa nakawork pero nakitaan ko siya, mukhang malaki potential nito.
"Si Glaiza, nakawork ko na siya way way back, kasama pa sila Maxene Magalona sa hapon [Kung Aagawin Mo Ang Lahat Sa Akin]. Si Kylie sa Buena Familia."
"Happy ako tapos deserving lahat ng mga Sang'gre. And si Direk Mark [Reyes] pa rin [ang director] so happy ako don.
Jackie hopes she will be given a guest role in the epic telefantasya.
"Alam ko nagsu-shoot na sila. Sana makapag-guest ako doon," she said with a smile.
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) and other reporters had a chance to interview Jackie during the press conference of the 1st ToFarm Film Festival held earlier today, June 6, at the EDSA Shangri-La Hotel in Mandaluyong.
Jackie is part of the entry Free Range with co-star Paolo O' Hara.
PEP also asked her: if she could choose who will reprise the role of Armea, who will it be?
She answered, "Pwede rin si Julie Anne [San Jose] kasi kumakanta, e. Well, ako hindi ko alam paano ako naging part...hindi ako kumakanta!
"Kumakanta kasi din dapat. Ayun pinapakanta ako, di ko alam. Funny!
"Feeling ko Julie Anne. Kasi singer si Gabbi, e, kumakanta si Alena. Pwede naman."
Jackie also hinted that she will be doing a TV show soon, but she could not divulge any details yet.