Karylle enjoys acting with her new home network. After her first TV series with ABS-CBN—Nasaan Ka, Maruja, which ended two weeks ago—she will next be seen in the upcoming primetime soap Dahil May Isang Ikaw.
Here, she plays the role of Denise, the third wheel to the love story of Miguel (Jericho Rosales) and Angel/Ella (Kristine Hermosa).
"Natutuwa ako kasi 'yong tiwala nila [ABS-CBN], talagang nandoon," said Karylle during the media junket prepared for her and Sid Lucero, who is also part of the cast of Dahil May Isang Ikaw, at Party Venue, in Timog Avenue, Quezon City, yesterday, August 17.
Karylle also considers this as an opportunity to hone her acting skill because of the workshops she attended before starting taping for the soap opera.
"The fact na talagang ibinigay nila yung tiwala, kumbaga, para kang nag-scholar," she said. "Siyempre, mahal din naman ang mag-workshop. Pero, alam mo yun, talagang pinag-workshop ka ng libre. 'Yon pa lang, alam mo na may tiwala sila kahit papaano dahil pagkakagastusan nila 'yon, di ba?"
Since Dahil May Isang Ikaw is the reunion project of Kristine and Echo, does Karylle feel the pressure of keeping up with her co-stars?
"Ayaw ko kasi isipin 'yong pressure," she replied. "Although may pressure man, naramdaman ko na 'yon talaga noong workshop, so at least tapos na. Kung anuman ang issues ko and doubts, I really dealt with it in that place, kasi it's the time to discover. At saka kung may insecurities ka man, talagang ilalatag mo talaga 'yan, ise-settle mo lahat [sa workshop]."
CLEARING RUMORED RELATIONSHIP WITH CELEBRITIES. Even before she started taping for Dahil May Isang Ikaw, there was already a rumor that Karylle was being courted by the show's lead actor, Jericho Rosales.
But the daughter of Divine Diva Zsa Zsa Padilla was quick to clarify this. She said, "Hindi naman kasi niya ako nililigawan, e. Ang problema, wala namang gustong maniwala."
She admitted that when this issue came out, she and Echo felt awkward being together in one place. However, she said, "Napag-usapan na namin na huwag na kaming mailang sa isa't isa. Dati kasi, 'yong mga tao, talagang tinutukso kami, talagang nakatingin sila, nanonood."
How about Tayong Dalawa actor Coco Martin, who admitted in an interview that he had a crush on Karylle?
The young singer-actress said she was flattered by Coco's statement. "Happy naman ako na meron namang may crush sa akin," Karylle said frankly.
ENJOYING SINGLE LIFE. With all these rumors, Karylle felt she had to say that she was still single. "May mga naga-ask sa akin na lumabas minsan. E, masyadong busy. Apart from this [Dahil May Isang Ikaw], mayroon pa rin kaming album tour, pino-promote ko pa rin yong Time For Letting Go," she explained.
Karylle also talked about how single life has taught her to become independent. In one instance, she mentioned going to an event without a date.
"Sabi ko, 'Eto na naman, mag-isa na naman ako, nakakahiya.' Okey naman. Minsan lang, mahirap to go early kasi magmi-mingle ka pa, parang mag-isa ka lang, nakakahiya. Pero okey lang, may reward din siya.
"Minsan, lumabas ako mag-isa... Naalala ko, sa isang event ng Bench, at pumunta talaga ako mag-isa. Sabi ko, 'Ito na 'yon. Kapag kinaya ko 'to, kaya ko na.' Pumunta ako doon, pero nag-ayos naman ako, parang, 'Who are you with?' [I replied], 'No one.' Siyempre, alam ko naman na hindi lahat ng tao kaya din 'yon. Palagi kong iniisip na wala naman akong ginawa, mag-isa lang ako. Bakit ako mahihiya, e, hindi naman masama 'yon, di ba?"
Karylle also said that the issue about her past relationship should stop already.
"Sabi ko nga, parang 'Boom, Boom, Pow,' e," she said in jest, referring to the popular song of Black Eyed Peas. "In-explain ko sa kanila, 'yong topic sobrang very old na, baka nabo-bore na 'yong mga reader. Sabi ko, blame it with the readers, they're bored na with that topic.
"Me kasi, I'm very polite, e. If someone asks me, I'm gonna answer it. But, siyempre out of respect, I don't wanna answer them. Pero minsan ako naman ang naiisipan na, 'Bitter ba 'to?' For me, 'yong topic is very old na, time to change topic," she smiled.