Roxanne Guinoo wouldrather not talk about ex-flame Jay Cuenca and his reported involvement withfellow ABS-CBN star Bea Alonzo.
During the shooting ofRegal Entertainment's upcoming Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) entry Shake, Rattle and Roll X last Tuesday,September 9, at the old Regal office on Valencia St. San Juan, the pretty Star Circle Quest alumna said that she'sintently focusing on her work above anything else.
In the said horrorfilm, Roxanne portrays a doctor. "Iba ‘yong character ko ngayon, medyomay pagka-woman na ako dito, sophisticated, compared to my other characters ibatalaga ‘to. So another challenge for me. Like ngayon, kahit nag-start na kami, kailangan ko pa rin aralin ‘yong character ko. Hindi naman madali i-portray naparang doctor ka, so more practice pa for me," Roxanne told PEP (PhilippineEntertainment Portal).
This year's installmentmarks Roxanne's third appearance in the popular horror trilogy.
"Masyado na nga akong nawiwiliyata sa pagkuha nila sa akin sa mga horror-comedy, suspense-thriller. Third kona ‘to, sunud-sunod 8, 9, [and] 10," she smiled.
FEELINGTHE PRESSURE. Just like GMA-7's JC de Vera, Roxanneadmitted feeling both nervous and proud working with talents outsideher home network.
"Makatrabaho mo lang ‘yongmga artista like JC, one of the prime artists ng [GMA-7], malaking pressuredin ‘yon. Like ako, sanay ako sa mga co-actors ko basta [ABS-CBN], parangkampante ka na agad lalo na pag ka-age bracket mo ‘yon. Ngayon, iba ‘to, dapatmag-blend ‘yong acting ninyong dalawa. Dapat onscreen magkaroon kayo ngchemistry, and hindi madaling gumawa ng chemistry on screen, so ‘yong ganun."
JC and Roxanne had no chance to bond at all since director Mike Tuviera buckled downto work right on the first shooting day. The two lead actors of the film'sthird episode, "Emergency," werealso surprised when they were informed that their kissing scene would be taken on the same day.
"Parang siyempre medyoawkward ‘yon, di ba?" giggled Roxanne, "na parang, 'ay hindi pa kaminakakapag-create ng konting bonding, hindi pa nagbu-blossom ‘yong friendship[may kiss na agad].'"
Starring alongside GMA-7 artists presents a fresh challenge, accordingto Roxanne. But other than trading acting chops, one great thing about mixingit up with actors from the rival network is that they all gained newfriends.
"Masarap magkaroon ngchance [to work with others] kasi nagkakaroon ka rin ng kaibigan sa kabilangistasyon. So, outside work nakakapag-create ka ng iba't ibang friends," sheexplained.
LIGAWNA BULAKLAK'S LAST HURRAY. After its successful run, Roxanne'safternoon soap Ligaw na Bulaklak willbid farewell this October. The production team of the series is currentlytaking measures to patch up problems brought about by Marc Abaya's illness.Marc was reportedly stricken with hepatitis, causing him to miss a couple of tapings for the show's concluding episodes.
Ligaw na Bulaklak figured pretty well in the nationwidesurvey of AGB Nielsen Media Research Philippines. Despite the show'simpressive showing, Roxanne reiterated that she's no longer bothered by ratingfigures, unlike before.
"Ako naman, hindi na dinako after ng ratings," she sincerely said. "Kasi sa ‘kin, masarap na ‘yongfeeling na ‘pag lumalabas ako, tinatawag ako na ‘Lea! Lea!' meaning nanonoodsila ng Ligaw Na Bulaklak. Kasi dati, concernedako sa ratings.
"Pero, at least, na-extend kami, ibig sabihin nagustuhan din ng tao‘yong istorya. And kung i-extend pa namin, feeling ko wala nang pipigain sa storyand okay lang din para hindi naman maumay rin ‘yong tao. So kung may magandangproject na kapalit, masaya ‘yon."
Roxanneexpressed sadness over the indefinite postponement of her movie withcomedian-TV host, Willie Revillame.
"Kasi may sakit siya sapuso," she said sadly. Willie was reportedly advised by his doctors torest and take it easy for at least two months, "So tengga kami," said Roxanne.The movie, titled Mr. Housewife, wasoriginally planned to be shown this month but Willie's delicate health stalled its completion.