For six months now, Louise delos Reyes has not been visible on television.
Her last project was My Faithful Husband, which finished in November 2015.
Instead of sulking, the Kapuso actress has been using her free time to stay fit.
“Gym po 'tsaka diet, as in literal na kamote po, chicken,” she said in an interview held on April 14.
Louise and her leading man Juancho Trivino in GMA's upcoming drama series Magkaibang Mundo seemed to have lost a lot of weight.
The lady said, “Same po kami ng gym ni Juancho.
“Okay naman po, kaibigan ko po si Juancho."
While waiting for her soap to air on May 23, she exercises every day.
“Kapag kaya ng sked, para po masanay talaga yung katawan ko na mag-exercise.
“Kapag wala kang ginagawa kasi and that’s my only parang trabaho, e."
Her vital statistics now: 34-24-36.
BLOGGING. She also became busy with traveling and blogging.
“Halu-halo po, e.
“Kasi parang nung time na yun, parang I was thinking, 'If I’m not in showbiz anymore.'
“After I graduated from college, parang hindi ko rin naman napraktis yung pinag-aralan ko.
“Nagtuluy-tuloy ako sa pag-aartista.”
It's been three years since Louise earned her bachelor's degree in Foreign Service. She was then planning to take up law.
“Hindi po ako natuloy kasi nagkaroon po ng My Faithful Husband.
"So parang kapag palaging may plano ako na to pursue something long term, parang bumabalik pa rin ako sa pag-aartista.
“So parang ngayon, on the side, I’m doing my blog.
“I just launched my blog few weeks ago.”
Loudelosreyes.com is about her travels and lifestyle.
She also flew to the U.S., which became her home for a month.
She also put up a restaurant called North Wing, which is situated in Maginhawa St., Quezon City.
LOVE FOR ACTING. Since Kambal Sirena, Louise has not been given a major role in a project.
She admitted to feeling impatient at times.
“Parang for almost four years, I’ve been with GMA and, siyempre, aaminin ko naman na that’s the first time na ang tagal kong walang trabaho.”
But her love for the craft has usually prevailed.
“Mahal ko po talaga yung acting, e...
“Siyempre po, hindi maiiwasan na mapagod sa trabaho, mapagod sa mga kasama sa trabaho.
“Pero, at the end of the day, I would rather choose to act in front of many people than being at home and watching them act.
“Gusto ko po talagang umarte, e, yung craft po talaga ang mahal ko, na ang hirap siyang i-let go.”
FORMER SCREEN PARTNERS. How does she feel that her former Alakdana leading men, Paulo Avelino and Alden Richards, have secured top leading men stature.
“I’m happy for them!
“Nakakatuwa lang na parang… nakita ko kung paano sila nag-grow as an artist.
"'Tapos ngayon, very successful na rin sila sa path na tineyk nila.
“So, ayun po, I’m just happy for them.”
Her next project is a fantaserye where Juancho will play the role of a dwarf who falls for Louise's character, a rich kid.