Katrina Halili stars in pilot month of GMA-7's "Obra"

Noong una ko pong nalaman [ang tungkol sa Obra],walang kaba, e, sobrang tuwa kasi gusto kong i-challenge ang sarili ko. Gusto kong mag-comedy, mag-drama, iba naman,"says Katrina Halili about Obra, a drama anthologythat will feature her for a month.

Katrina Halili is one of the busiest young actresses inshowbiz today. Aside from herafternoon soap Magdusa Ka, she is slated to do two movies this year—Sundo and One Night Only. She will also have two more television shows, the upcoming fantaserye Gagambino and the new drama anthology Obra,which will start on Thursday, August 14.

"Nagpapasalamat po ako, yun nga, sa GMA-7 sa tiwalangibinibigay nila sa akin," said Katrina during the press conference of Obrayesterday, August 7, at the Madarin Oriental Suites in Gateway Mall, AranetaCenter, Quezon City.

Obra is a weekly drama anthology that will feature aKapuso star every month toshowcase his or her versatility fordifferent roles in the four episodes eachmonth. For the pilot month, Katrina waschosen to portray roles that she has not done before.

The StarStruck alumna recalled that she used to wish forthis kind of program. "'Yon naman poang narinig ninyo sa akin mga ilang buwan po 'yong nakalipas, at binigay namanpo sa akin."

She also related to the media that she was challenged withthe first two episodes that she already taped for Obra. "Pareho pongmahirap. Iba-iba po kasi 'yon, e. 'Yong dalawa po, hindi ko pa ponagagawa—yung comedy po at saka yung sexy. Pero feeling ko po, lahat po naman mahirap, lahat naman po nagbibigay ngchallenge, e," said Katrina.

NO TIME FOR HERSELF AND LOVELIFE. With her busy schedule, Katrinaconfessed that she has no time for herself.

"Wala na akong panahon para sa sarili ko," Katrina said inan interview with GMA News and PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) afterthe Q&A portion. "Pero masaya namanpo ako. Nag-e-enjoy po ako sa trabaho ko. Actually, itong trabaho ko, parang hindi naman trabaho para sa akin, e,para lang akong naglalaro.

"Ang pinakabayad lang dito sa akin ay ang pagpupuyat. 'Yon lang siguro ang kabayaran. Pero for me, ano lang siya, e, parangnaglalaro lang."


What about her love life?

"Wala naman po akong lovelife, e, pero okay naman."

Katrina is currently linked to Marvin Agustin and JorossGamboa. Although she admitted goingout with them, she refused to make further comments about them. She simply described them as "friends."

PEP asked her what she wishes for herself. She smiled, "Ako kasi, never akong nag-wish, e. Siguro wish ko na lang lovelife!"





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