Showbiz couple Zoren Legaspi and Carmina Villarroel are proud of the fact that their teen twins, Mavy and Cassy, are now getting started with their respective showbiz careers.
Before signing up with GMA Artist Center (GMAAC), the two have been socia-media sensations.
The proud dad said, “Yeah, regarding that, minsan nagugulat ako na may magsasabi sa akin na nag-trending sila, nag-trending yung family, ganyan
“Hindi ko nga alam kung bakit nagte-trend ang isang bagay.
“Ang maganda lang kasi sa twins, very approachable sila at mapagkumbaba yung dalawa.
“Hindi mahirap i-please, makikita ninyo naman sa personality nila, e.”
The family of four recently had a guesting stint in GMA-7's long-running comedy show, Pepito Manaloto.
“First time!” Zoren gushed.
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertaiment Portal) caught up with Zoren on the set of GMA-7's latest teleserye, Kapag Nahati Ang Puso, at Floridablanca Doctors' Hospital in Pampanga last Wednesday, September 12.
Coming from a showbiz family himself, Zoren can't help but feel a bit anxious and concerned over his kids' showbiz foray, particularly when it comes to intrigues.
He explained, “Iba kasi pag nag-artista ka na kesa dun sa mga commercials na ginagawa mo, mas… medyo ma-e-expose ka na talaga ng hundred percent.
“The way you talk, the way you present yourself, ayan, ma-e-expose ka na talaga.
“Sabi ko nga, mas malala yung intriga namin dati, e. Mas malala.
“Ngayon, pag may intriga, kaya mo kaagad i–correct, e.
“Kasi meron kang Twitter, may Instagram ka, may Facebook.
“Puwede mong sabihing hindi totoo yung sinabi ni ganito, ni ganyan.
“Dati talagang hindi, magpapa-presscon ka.”
What specific bits of advice has he shared to his kids?
“Sabi ko lang, artista talaga hindi mawawala ang intriga, especially pag nagkaroon ka na ng competition sa ibang kapwa artista.
“Kasi siyempre may fans siya, may fans ka.
“Minsan yung isang fan ipagmamalaki ka, medyo hindi maganda masasabi sa isang artista.
“Siyempre magre-react yung fans nung kabilang artista, so ganun yung nangyayari.
“Ang sabi ko sa kanila, ako kasi fair ako, e.
“Pag ang intriga totoo, wala kang magagawa.
“Totoo yan, e. Ginawa mo yan… Wag ka na lang magsalita, wag ka nang mag-deny,” he emphasized.
A prime concern for parents of showbiz kids is how to strike a right balance between their kids' showbiz schedules and their school work.
Thankfully, Mavy and Cassy have been fortunate enough to have been given very light workloads so far, which do not interfere with their academic load.
Zoren said, “Nag-aaral pa yung twins.
“Especially now, medyo wrong timing, kasi nag-e-exam sila sa mga entrance exam.
“Last year na nila, kaya… pero ngayon nga nagwu-workshop sila sa GMA.
“Ang problema yung schooling nila, so I guess time management na lang.”
During his prime, Zoren was acclaimed as an action star.
We asked Zoren what kind of roles he envisions for Cassy and Mavy.
“Nakikita ko si Mavy as action sa fantaserye, hindi yung mga Jackie Chan or mga James Bond.
“Hindi siya puwedeng… yung mga pinanganak sa Tondo, yung ganyan, hindi bagay.
“Puwede niyang i-revive ang Mulawin,” he pointed out.
He also added that Mavy also has a knack for comedy.
He shared, “Mahilig kasing mag-knock-knock jokes yun, e.”
How about Cassy?
“Ano yan, hosting at saka romcom na wholesome, yan ang nakikita ko diyan,” he asserts.
As their dad and co-manager, Zoren is very firm about decision not to allow his kids to dabble in kissing scenes.
He also shared that Cassy already has suitors, but that's still a big no-no for now.
We asked how Cassy ended up being linked to Darren Espanto.
He explained, “Nung sumasayaw sila… sumasayaw sila dati sa ASAP, e.
“'Tapos, binuo ng fans yung CassRen.”