Ellen Adarna is on a roll this year, landing her second lead role for an upcoming ABS-CBN teleserye.
Entitled Pasyon de Amor, which stars Jake Cuenca, Arci Muñoz, Joseph Marco, and Ejay Falcon, the remake takes a more modern spin to adopt to contemporary times.
Ellen says during the launch of LinePH last month, "I only watched the first three or four episodes but I didn't watch any more because I didn't want to, like copy everything, kasi yung approach nila gusto nila maiba, modern, ‘tapos the story..."
And tantamount to bagging her second lead role is facing a lot of pressure.
The sexy star admits, "Oo kasi, pressured din, e.
“I'm still starting, I mean it's only my second soap with ABS-CBN na talagang major role so, the more you're pressured, the more kang kabado, the more ka mahihirapan, I guess."
Is she happy with the sexy telenovela route she seems to be taking?
She flashes her pearly whites and shrugs, "I don't know. It's just that they offer me. It's not naman that sexy kasi may MTRCB ha!"
We tell her anything with Ellen Adarna in it becomes sexy regardless and she quickly counters, "No, no, no! Silang lahat ang mga sexy," referring to her co-stars.
LOSING WEIGHT. She finds her next role challenging.
She elaborates, "Well, everyday is a challenge because it doesn't get easier. I mean iba-iba, e.
“You don't expect what's gonna happen right, kung ano yung hinihingi ng director or idea ng director iba sa idea mo."
Ellen continues, "So, I just try hard, and also, what's really hard is losing the weight!"
We point at her well-toned abs and ask her how much more weight she wants to lose given her picture-perfect torso.
She answers, "Because I gained a lot of weight during the holidays.
“Pumayat na ako ng konti pero I gained a lot of weight during the holidays.
“And of course yung mga kasama ko, sila Arci, ang seseksi, so even them, they told me to lose weight. But I'm losing weight naman."
Her sure-proof way to weight loss: "I cut alcohol.
“My workout is a bit less kasi sobrang busy, but it's really the diet, so I've been dieting!"
Does she have any "pasabog" for 2015?
Ellen quickly states, "Wala, wala pa, ayaw kong planuhin, baka ma-jinx, e.
“One step at a time. Tapusin muna natin ‘tong soap
“Ayaw kong mag-isip na, ‘Eto gagawin ko. Nai-stress ako.
“Go with the flow. Minsan nga, ‘Ano nga yung schedule ko, next week?’
“’Di ko tinatanong, this week lang yung tinatanong ko, kasi na-i-stress ako."
LOVE LIFE. When it comes to her love life, Ellen is taking it easy.
We ask, surely someone as desirable as her has suitors lined up around the block.
The sexy cover girl clarifies, "Wala, wala naman. Mayroon namang dates dates pero yun lang. Dates, dates."
How about Line, her latest endorsement? The app does have those chat features.
She answers, "Ka-chat sa Line, wala! May mga ka-chat ako sa Line na friends ko, pero wala."
Would she define this as her season of singleness?
She ponders and replies, "Uhm, dating season. Date date lang muna. Dinner dinner, party party."
Maybe she's just very specific in what she's looking for, hence, the single status?
She remarks, "Actually, hindi rin, e.
“Wala, the people that dine-date-date doesn't mean na in a relationship.
“Friends na kami dati pa. There are three right now. But, I don't wanna… yun na yun.
“Alam naman nila, wala lang. Tingnan na lang. Let's see."
She then admits, "Actually, gusto ko lang talaga matangkad and hardworking, yun lang. Yun lang talaga yung weakness ko."