After 11 years in show business, Kris Bernal said that her greatest wish is for her to win an acting award.
Talking about her dual role for GMA-7-s remake of Impostora, the 28-year-old Kris said, “Eto, umaasa rin ako sa role na ito kasi bida-kontrabida siya.
“So, pinagbubutihan ko kasi gusto ko makita ng tao yung difference ng dalawa.”
Kris will be portraying conjoined twins Nimfa and Rosette, previously played by Iza Calzado and Sunshine Dizon back in 2011.
“Pareho yung mukha, di ba? Kung pareho yung acting, e, di wala na, pangit na.
“So, dito mo makikita na talagang pinag-aralan ko, dahil inupuan ko talaga, ni-write down ko talaga yung list ng pagkakaiba nila. Nagworkshop din talaga ako.”
Kris further shared that she is inspired by Cherie Gil’s talent for being kontrabida in playing the diabolical role of Rosette.
“Si Ms. Cherie Gil yung peg ko for Rosette, medyo close dun kasi very class and very poised.
“Si Ms. Sunshine kasi pwede ko siya i-peg kay Nimfa, dun sa mahirap na character na lumaking hindi maganda.
“Pero since sanay ako dun sa inaapi ako palagi, dahil yun ang role na natatanggap ko palagi, so ok na sa akin yung iyak iyak.
“Pero yung maging matapang, yun yung medyo shucks, alanganin ako.”
Since her character Nimfa would figure in a freak accident, Kris said she’s required to wear prosthetics that takes two hours for application and another two hours for removal.
“So ang hirap! Tapos pabalik-pabalik—ilalagay, tatanggalin. Kasi kailangan ko gawin yung isang character which hindi nagpo-prosthetics. Sakit sa balat. Hahaha!”
Kris sat down for a group interview during her 28th birthday party at Karaoke Pop Family KTV in Cubao, Quezon City last Thursday, May 18.
Here, she confirmed to PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) that Impostora will start airing on June 12 on GMA-7’s afternoon block.
TWO LEADING MEN. Asked about her impression of her leading man Rafael Rosell, Kris answered, “Gwapo! Si Rafael, super bait niya saka super sweet niya.
“Wala akong problema sa kanya. Super ang gaan-gaan niya katrabaho. Saka very professional siya. He’s always on time.”
Early morning energy! ?? My labtim is as hot as a sizzling plate of sisig! Haha! Today's taping of #Impostora are mostly under the scorching heat of the sun! Leggo! ????Masakit at mahapdi sa balat! Huhubels! #TiisGanda #HotLabtim #Hustisya / Customized swimsuit by: @house_of_fabulosa @jammdelarosa @ravewongfania
Kris feels lucky because she actually got two leading men, her other love interest being Ryan Eigenmann.
She added, “Palagi namang magaling si Ryan, e. So, pagdating sa mga eksena inaalalayan din niya ako.”
Short of saying that she’ll be doing love scenes for Impostora, Kris hinted that she is more daring and more determined to show her versatility in this soap.
“Kaya dito sa series na ito, dahil medyo mature na yung role baka makakuha ako ng award.
“Pinag-pray ko yun sa Little Nanay, e. Pero sadly, wala akong nakuhang award.”
“So, gusto ko pa rin i-explore yung craft ko.”
Sometimes you've got no choice but to wear a swimsuit when a scene requires you to. And I've conditioned my body to be ready anytime. You never know! ?????????????? Mondays are for #Impostora tapings! I'm portraying both the protagonist and antagonist in the show! I'm the character "Rosette" in this scene, the evil one, the classy one, the bipolar, and the psycho. ????