Cristine Reyes is one of the "transferees" this year, butwhat makes her different is that she's starring in two different teleseryes onthe primetime slot.
Aside from her secondary role in Kahit Isang Saglit,Cristine gets the title role in Eva Fonda, which will open on Monday, December 1, on ABS-CBN's Primetime Bida.
Although it took a while for the show toair, Cristine said that it's worth the wait. Eva Fonda had been talked aboutsince Cristine decided to transfer from GMA-7 to ABS-CBN in the first half of2008. But it was Kahit Isang Saglit ofJericho Rosales and Carmen Soo that came out first and Eva Fonda wasre-scheduled early next year.
"Kasi gusto po nila tapusin muna 'yong taping para ma-can,"Cristine explained. "Kasi, parama-preview po ng mga bossing. Rightafter na-preview nila, um-okay naman kaagad."
The 19-year-old actress believes that it was a betterdecision. "Talaganguunahin nila ang Kahit Isang Saglit kasi second lead ako, itong EvaFonda, lead role, so mas maganda kung ihuhuli siya."
But what can she say about having two teleseryes at the sametime, which is rare for some original Kapamilya stars?
"Ako, I'm thankful, di ba, 'yon nga, kasitransferee lang ako dito, pero ang dami na kaagad nilang binibigay natrabaho. Ako naman, sa akin, hindi kosinasayang ang opportunity na binibigay nila sa akin."
The young actress also expressed her gratitude to ABS-CBNfor giving her venues to show her acting skills to the public, which was notgiven by her former mother network.
"Dito po kasi sa ABS-CBN, nabigyan po ako ng pagkakataon naipakita sa lahat 'yong talent ko, na hindi ako nabigyan ng pagkakataon doon sakabila. Pinagkatiwalaan ako ng ABS-CBNpara sa mga project na binigay nila sa akin. At sa pagtitiwalang iyon, siyempre, hindi ko sila bibiguin—binigay koang best ko, ginalingan ko talaga."
When PEP asked if she thinks her career would be thissuccessful if she had stayed with her former network, Cristineindirectly answered, "Well, siguro kasi, ano, e, naghihintay lang ako ngbreak. Gusto ko kasing umarte, whichhindi naman nila nabibigay sa akin.Well, hindi ko na lang iniisip 'yon, at least dito sa ABS-CBN, binigyannila ako ng chance para maipakita ang talent ko."
Cristine does not mind the intrigue about havingmore projects than her older sister Ara Mina, who also used to be identifiedwith GMA-7.
"Hindi 'yon sa mas may career. Nagkataon lang ngayon na mas maramingproject. Pero si Ate, established nasiya, e, marami na siyang napatunayan. And hindi naman kumpetisyon ito sa aming dalawa, e, trabaho lang. Happy naman sa akin si Ate sa mganare-receive kong blessings."
The Eva Fonda star further stressed, "Blessingito sa amin at hindi naman ito kumpetisyon sa aming magkapatid. I'm sure happy siya para sa akin."Aside from Eva Fonda, Cristine will also doanother soap opera for ABS-CBN and a movie under Star Cinema.