One of the things that Karylle looked forward to when shedecided to transfer from GMA-7 to ABS-CBN was her opportunity to perform withher mother, Divine Diva Zsa Zsa Padilla, in various Kapamilya shows.
Last Sunday, she was able to sing with her mom for the firsttime in ASAP '08, where she was also given a grand welcome byother Kapamilya stars. Last night, December16, Karylle performed again with Zsa Zsa during the taping of ABS-CBN's PaskoNa, Kapamilya: The ABS-CBN 55th Anniversary Special atthe Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.
The mother and daughter performed with other celebrity parents and kids, like GaryValeciano with children Paolo, Gab, and Keana; Pops Fernandez with son Ram;and Kuh Ledesma with daughter Isabella.
Karylle admitted that she was overwhelmed by the greetingsshe got from her new network family.
"Very, very nice," she commented. "One line I can't forget is my mom saying, ‘Please give thewarmest welcome to my daughter Karylle.' And talagang nararamdaman ko yung loveat genuine welcome from everybody."
She happily added, "Alam mo 'yon, feeling ko kasi sobrangbait ng mom ko. And matagal na rinnilang nakilala ang mom ko, so parang binabalik nila sa akin 'yong pagmamahalnila sa kanya at saka 'yong pagmamahal niya sa kanila.
"Nakakatawa kasi mayroon kaming picture na malaki ang smilenaming dalawa. Napakasaya namin to beon a same stage together. Natatawa ngakami noong nakita namin 'yong photo, e," said the 27-year-old singer-actress.
This is just the beginning ofworking more often with her mom. "Siyempre before we would perform together in a concert andstuff, pero ngayon parang mas madalas na," said Karylle.
"MONA LISA" SMILE. During the short interview, PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal)also took the opportunity to ask Karylle about the so-called mysterious smile shegave during the "Tough 10 Questions" segment of The Buzz last Sunday,December 14.
She was asked by The Buzz host Boy Abunda, "Buntis ba si Marian Rivera?" Karylle did not utter a word but just smiled. (Click here to read related article.)
Apparently, Marian was offended by Karylle's response. She argued, "Makakasagot naman siya[Karylle] dahil may alam naman siya. Sana hindi niya na lang idinaan sapa-smile-smile." (Click here to read related article.)
When asked for a reaction last night, Karylle just told PEP,"Merry Christmas na lang."
Karylle explained her side to entertainment columnist RickyLo, which was published yesterday on Philippine Star.
"If there were any misinterpretations of my smile, Iclarified it [yesterday] morning when I guested on Boy & Kris. Tito Boy [Abunda]even apologized for asking me [that question]. Tita Kris [Aquino] said kasithat it was politically incorrect for him to ask me. I just explained that nomatter what I would answer or however my face would react, it would meansomething."Parang I was in a no-win situation. If I didn'tsmile, people would say I was bitter. I was actually trying to figure out whatto answer and how to phrase it properly. And then, si Tito Boy suddenly said‘Thank you!' and ended the interview," Karylle explained.