Angelica Panganiban and all that jazz

by ingrid villafuerte
Dec 7, 2007
Angelica Panganiban says she prefers to be known as an actress rather than a celebrity.

If there's one actress in showbiz today who looks like an ingénue but has the resume of a veteran, it is Angelica Panganiban.Having been in show business for the past 15 years, Angelica has gone from award-winning child actress (for her role in Separada) with notable performances in the movies Sarah, Ang Munting Prinsesa and Ama, Ina, Anak, to a teen star who has landed roles that go beyond love teams and kilig movies, as the movies Santa Santita and A Love Story clearly show.

Preview Magazinesits down with Angelica for their December 2007 issue and discovers why she would rather be known as an aktres rather than an artista. She is an actress because as she enters a role, she becomes it. "Pag sobrang bigat ngrole, inuuwi ko yung trabaho," she says, citing instances when she has found herself crying illogically at the end of a day's work.

It takes a while for Angelica to recover from herself, especially since she has a penchant for portraying complicated, broken characters. In fact, she even looks up to Johnny Depp because, as she says, "He refuses to be stereotyped. Ayokong gawin ang mga roles na nagawa ko na."

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When the camera stops rolling, Angelica returns to being just Angelica, the one who loves to hang out with her friends and talk for days on end about everything under the sun. Away from the spotlight, Angelica loves staying home in her condominium, watching DVDs and tinkering around the place. And for someone who has practically grown up in the prying eyes of the public, Angelica is a certified tomboy who favors big shirts, skinny jeans, and rubber-soled flats, and she is only beginning to get pointers from fashionista friend Heart Evangelista.

Angelica is almost like a blank canvas, ready for Preview to work its magic. And so they do, as they transform her into a poster girl for old Hollywood. See how Preview has managed to transport her straight to Hollywood's Jazz Age by grabbing your copy of the December issue of Preview Magazine, now available in all leading bookstores and magazine stands at P125 per copy.

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