Ryza Cenon is not leaving GMA-7's hit afternoon drama series Ika-6 Na Utos.
The 29-year-old actress wants to clarify this since there have been rumors that she will soon exit in the teleserye after signing a managerial contract with Viva Artist Agency.
“Gusto ko ngang linawin 'yon. Kasi, yung mga tao, akala nila aalis na rin ako ng GMA,” Ryza told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) in an interview during the press conference of Ang Mananangggal sa Unit 23B earlier, July 20.
Ryza, who plays the role of Georgia in Ika-6 na Utos, further said, “Management lang naman [ang piniramahan ko], pero hindi naman ibig sabihin na sa GMA [aalis na rin].
“Kasi, four years na rin naman akong walang network contract.
“Nag-stay lang talaga ako sa GMA dahil doon ako, e.
“Pero wala talaga akong network contract.
“Hinintay ko lang talaga matapos yung management [contract] saka ako nag-decide.”
She also stressed that her decision to leave GMA Artist Center, which has been handling her showbiz career since she became the Ultimate Female Survivor in the second season of StarStruck in 2004.
“Hindi talaga madali for me ang umalis din ng Artist Center kasi 12 years din ako doon, mahirap magpaalam.
“Nag-end ang contract ko ng February , nag-sign ako sa Viva ng June .
“Ganun ko kahaba pinag-isipan. Hindi ko lang naisip na, 'Sige, gusto kong lumipat ng management.'
“As in pinag-isipan ko talaga siya.”
Ryza noted, however, that GMA Artist Center offered her to renew her contract.
But she said, “Nag-weigh lang talaga ako. Hindi ako namili agad sa kanila.
“Inano ko talaga, sinukat ko talaga kung alin yung sa tingin ko maggo-grow ako.”
Despite changing talent management, Ryza says she remains to be a Kapuso.
In a previous interview, the Kapuso actress said she personally requested Viva for her to remain in GMA Network.
“Ipinaglaban ko po yun sa Viva,” she said.
“Sabi ko, hangga't maaari po, mag-i-stay pa rin ako ng GMA.
“Kasi, dun ako nagsimula. From StarStruck po, hindi ko po maiiwan.”
As a contract artist of Viva, Ryza set to do two movie under its film production. She will start working on one of these two when schedule with Ika-6 Na Utos has been fixed.
“Ngayon mayroon pa akong Ika-6. Kasi, sinabi ko na huwag nilang gagalawin yung Ika-6 kasi ang nag-book kasi noon ay Artist Center.
“Hindi pa sila makagalaw kasi I have contract.
“Pero I have a movie na, may dalawang binigay sa akin na two movies, gagawin ko na yung isa.
“Hindi pa lang sila makagalaw dahil may Ika-6, medyo hectic ang schedule,” said Ryza.
MORE FIGHT SCENES. Meanwhile, Ryza promised more first scenes between her character Georgia and Emma, played by Sunshine Dizon, in Ika-6 Na Utos.
In a previous interview, Sunshine revealed that she developed a muscle tear because of intense catfight scenes in the series.
Like Sunshine, Ryza also experienced getting hurt while doing such scenes.
“Siyempre, mayroon talagang aksidenteng nangyayari na hindi maiiwasan sa fight scenes.
“At the end of the day naman nagso-sorry,” she said.
Most of the time, she said, they just ignore the pain especially if it's nothing serious.
“Tinatawanan na lang namin,” Ryza said.
“Kasi, nakakatawa naman talaga yung iba naming fight scenes, may bagon.
“Yun na lang minsan nakakatanggal [ng sakit].”
Asked if the show will end soon, Ryza replied, “Matagal pa. Hindi ko alam kung hanggang kailan pero matagal pa raw.”