Jane Oineza is not leaving ABS-CBN anytime soon.
She declared this in an interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) at the April 23 press conference of her new show Precious Hearts Romances (PHR) presents Araw Gabi held earlier today at ABS-CBN's 9501 restaurant.
Laughing, she said, "Yes, I would like to confirm that I'm not transferring, I'm still with ABS-CBN, I'm still with Star Magic and ito po yung bagong naming ihahandog sa mga Kapamilya," referring to her new show that will begin airing on April 30.
According to Jane, her contract with ABS-CBN or with Star Magic did not expire, that's why she was also wondering how rumors floated that she is transferring to GMA-7.
She pointed out, "Siguro meron lang mga nagstart ng rumors na ganun.
"Hindi ko po alam kung saan galing kasi talagang parang sobrang random."
However, Jane believes that something good came out of the rumors: "Ayun, at least kilala pa rin ako ng tao and hinahanap nila ako and yun po yung importante."
Last April 7, netizens assumed that the Star Magic actress will transfer to the rival network.
This was after she tweeted, ""Change starts on Monday... excited and nervous.. but blessed."
Apparently, Jane was talking about her new look: a short hairstyle for her role in PHR presents Araw Gabi.
KONTRABIDA ROLE. Speaking of her role in PHR presents Araw Gabi, Jane's character Amber is described as "manggugulo sa buhay ni Michelle at Adrian."
Adrian and Michelle are the characters played by the show's lead stars JM de Guzman and Barbie Imperial, respectively.
During the Q&A, PEP.ph asked Jane how she got the role of Amber in the series.
She answered, "Nakapag-launch na po sila and then nagulat po ako na nakikipagmeet sa akin si RSB to present this role for me."
RSB refers to Ruel Santos Bayani, the business unit head of PHR presents Araw Gabi.
She continued, "Sobrang natuwa po ako na una siyempre balik teleserye po after doing movies and excited din ako, it's something new for me, a new challenge and excited po ako sa taping, grateful po ako na napasama sa teleseryeng ito."
In her interview with PEP.ph after the press con proper, she revealed what made her accept her first kontrabida role.
Jane explained, "Actually kasi, hindi lang naman siya plain kontrabida. Meron siyang lalim, merong lalim si Amber, may pinanggagalingan siya na hindi ko pa pwedeng i-reveal.
"Pero ayun, lagi kong sinasabi na ready ako sa mga challenges, and feeling ko ito yung isa sa mga challenges kasi it's something new for me, something na parang hindi ko pa natatapakang territory so okay ako, and like I said hindi naman siya typical na kontrabida, there's something to her."
When it comes to cutting her hair for the show, Jane said that she did not have a hard time trying a new look.
"Hindi naman ako ganun ka-attached sa buhok ko.
"Actually, gusto ko nga mag-explore sa buhok ko and sakto rin na sa show na ito, parang binigyan ako ng reason to cut it short."
PHR is known for being sensual when it comes to scenes.
In fact, the trailer alone already showed intimate scenes of JM and Barbie.
Is Jane ready to take part in these kinds of scenes?
She answered, "Noong pinitch nila sa akin yung story, meron nang disclaimer na ganun, meron nang, 'O, baka dumating tayo sa mga ganung bagay.'
"Ipinaalam ko naman, okay naman, siyempre may tiwala naman ako sa mga director namin, kay RSB, and alam ko naman na hindi kami papabayaan and tututukan naman kami sa set.
"Ready naman po ako. Gaya ng sabi ko, it's a challenge and go go go!"