Regine Velasquez-Alcasid is excited by the prospect of working with Kapamilya talents now that she is a contract artist of ABS-CBN.
When asked about the length of her contract with the Kapamilya Network, she quipped: "100 years!"
She then disclosed: "I signed two years."
Regine will join the musical variety show ASAP, star in a musical sitcom with husband Ogie Alcasid and Ian Veneracion, and join the judges of upcoming singing competition Idol Philippines.
Regine said that she is willing to make a guest appearance in FPJ's Ang Probinsyano, starring Coco Martin.
When this was brought up during her October 17 welcome presscon as a Kapamilya at Dolphy Theater, she quipped, "Bakit hindi? Kaya ko naman yun!
"Ano ba gagawin ko doon, action star ba ako doon?"
Turning serious, she said about the lead actor, "Si Coco, nasa-starstruck din ako kay Coco, ang pogi, ang cute niya, at saka ang gentleman. He’s such a gentleman and parang mahiyain siya. Katuwa!"
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) reminded Regine about her joke about FPJ's Ang Probinsyano and her GMA-7 shows that went head-to-head against the Kapamilya show. During her November 12 show with husband Ogie Alcasid in Los Angeles, U.S.A., Regine poked fun at her Kapuso programs back then.
Her shows that were pitted against Ang Probinsyano were Poor Senorita (2016) and Mulawin vs. Ravena (2017).
In Mulawin vs. Ravena, Regine played a nature goddess.
The actress/TV host/singer told PEP.ph, "Namatay na kami lahat dun! Yung sa soap ko na yun, goddess ako doon, e. Namatay ako, e!
"Goddess nga ako. Buhay pa rin si Coco, e!"
To date, 10 shows already went head-to-head with FPJ's Ang Probinsyano during its three-year run, including the ongoing Kapuso series Victor Magtanggol.
Recalling her past GMA-7 shows, Regine said with a laugh, "Nag-try naman kami. We tried our best."
Regine even made a suggestion about the role that she would play in the action drama series: "Pwede kaya yun? Pero gusto ko, ex ako, ex!
"Hindi, pero like I said, lahat papatulan ko, e. Pati news!
"Kasi exciting, e. Nakaka-excite. Hindi ko naman inakala na… di ko ma-explain! Pero I would, it’ll be an honor to be part of Probinsyano. Lahat."
When she used Ang Probinsyano as a joke during their LA concert, Regine was fully aware of the Kapamilya show's popularity.
She told PEP.ph, "Oo naman. Kasi 'te, sino bang walang may alam ng Probinsyano?
"Kahit saan, Probinsyano talaga, e!"
She then admitted with a laugh, "Noong nagpunta nga kami ng States, hindi nga nila alam yung show ko, e!
"'Tapos noong binanggit ko yung Probinsyano, nagsigawan sila! Mga bastos din itong mga 'to, e!"
Regine continued to praise Coco and Ang Probinsyano for its success.
"Pero I’m so happy for Coco, even though he doesn’t know me personally.
"You can see how hardworking he is as a person, as an artist. And I know, I’ve been hearing things about him that they love working with him because he’s a good… he directs, 'tapos magaling siyang katrabaho so hahangaan mo talaga.
"Alam mo ba, natutuwa ako na ginagawa ng Probinsyano, yung binabalik nila yung mga dating action stars, malaking bagay yun.
"Kasi yung mga millennials, nakikita nila like si Lito Lapid.
"E, noong araw, sikat na sikat yun. Superstar yun noong araw. 'Tapos parang siguro kasi dream niya rin to work with them, I don't know. Talagang sinasama niya nakakatuwa."
Regine cracked jokes by saying, "Ito na-decide ko na, may anting-anting siya. Huwag na natin bigyan ng time kung kailan mag-e-end, may anting-anting si Coco! 'Tapos ang susunod niyan, pa-Mars na, e, pulis pangkalawakan na siya!"
ON DOING A KAPAMILYA TELESERYE
During her welcome press conference, Regine's three first projects under her two-year exclusive contract were announced, but an ABS-CBN teleserye was not part of the line-up.
PEP.ph asked: What would make Regine agree to do an acting project?
She first quipped, "Kailangan pogi yung leading man, okay na ba yun?"
While she clarified that she doesn't have any requirements, Regine said, "Siguro ang ire-request ko lang yung huwag masyadong madrama.
"Kasi nasestress ako pag madrama. Sanay na kasi ako doon sa…"
Regine Velasquez then recalled how reporter Mario Bautista would tell her, "Magdrama ka na!"
She explained, "Hindi ko kaya. I mean I can do it pero nasanay na ako doon sa medyo light, kasi nga minsan, naiuuwi ko yung character, e.
"So gusto ko yung at the end of the day, comedy pa rin, happy pa rin. At saka doon ako comfortable talaga.
"So yun lang naman yung ire-request ko siguro, na sana hindi masyado kasi yung mga comedy naman, meron ding drama."
The Asia's Songbird then disclosed an important detail about her upcoming sitcom with Ogie.
"So can I just mention again that I’m excited? Nasabi ko na ba na excited ako doon sa sitcom? Kasi hindi pa ako nagsi-sitcom, e.
"Pajulit-julit ako, hayaan niyo na. Kasi musical din yun! Nasabi ko na ba na musical din yun? Hindi ko nasabi yun, musical siya, e, kaya excited ako!"