Kaye Abad declines "Pantasya ng Bayan" tag; shocked to be paired with John Prats

Kaye Abad on being "Pantasya ng Bayan" after posing for FHM: "Dyusko, Pantasya ng Bayan, isa ’yang kasinungalingan! Ewan ko ba. Yung title pa ’The Girl You Want to Grow Old With’… is old. May kasama yun sa likod, ‘is old.’ Uhm, pinapantasaya? Hindi, hindi ako pinapantasya ng bayan. Ano lang… nagulat lang sila siguro kasi nag-pose nga ako, ’tapos FHM pa.&


Kaye Abad will be reuniting with other Star Magic artists for its 20th anniversary special on ASAP 2012 this Sunday, July 8.

Kaye will be performing with Rica Peralejo, Lindsay Custodio, Jan Marini, and Diane Dela Fuente as they reminisce the times when Star Magic was still at its infancy stage.

During the rehearsal of their production number at ELJ Building inside the ABS-CBN compound last July 3, Tuesday, PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) had a quick chat with the former Tabing Ilog actress.

“Masaya. Parang bumalik lang din yung dati, parang Ang TV lang ulit na… ’ayan, magkakasama na naman kami.

“Sabi nga namin kanina, na-miss namin yung si Carol [Banawa], kasi parang si Carol na lang yung kulang. So yun, nakakatuwa," she said about their reunion.

If they would ever be given a project again together, Kaye would like to bring back the old times.

“Ganun ulit, gag show na parang Ang TV ulit. Kasi, masaya yun, e.

"And sana nga ’andun din sina Paolo [Contis]… kung sinu-sino talaga kami dati. Masaya yun, riot yun!”


ANGELITO SEQUEL. The high-rated afternoon soap Angelito: Ang Batang Ama—which Kaye co-stars with JM de Guzman and Charee Pineda—will be back for another season.

While they did not expect this much positive response, Kaye and the rest of the cast are happy to be working again.

“Nakakatuwa. Hindi namin ini-expect na magiging ganun ka-successful yung show. Masaya kasi may trabaho.

“Pangalawa, magkakasama-sama kami ulit. Kasi nabitin kami nung huli, e, nung part one.

"’Tapos nalaman na may part two, excited kaming lahat.

“’Tapos may mga bagong characters pa. Lalo na yung looban.

"Kasi yung looban na group, talagang sobrang close kami sa isa’t isa.

“As in nung nag-ending talaga, nung eksena talaga na nagpaalam ako sa kanila, totoong iyak talaga yun.

“Na may part dun na hindi pa ako dapat umiyak, pero naiiyak na ako kasi talagang totoong nalulungkot kami na maghihiwa-hiwalay na kami,” she said.

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In this new chapter, Kaye shared, Angelito (played by JM) will be facing tougher challenges.

“Mas ano ngayon, e…pa’no ba… May pa-tweetums siya ngayon na may halong… mas malalim kasi yung problema na pagdadaanan ngayon.”

JOHN PRATS AS LOVE INTEREST. "Shock" was how Kaye described her reaction the moment she found out that John Prats will play the role of her new love interest.

“Na-shock ako. Hindi, totoo, na-shock ako.

"Alam ko kasi na may papasok na isa, ’tapos kung hindi ko alam… kung sino pa, ganyan.

“’Tapos sinabi si John Prats, na-shock talaga ako.

"Kasi, kapatid yung turing ko diyan, e. Ang TV, nakita ko ’yan… lumaki’t lahat… hindi pala lumaki, tumanda!” she teased.

“So, hindi ko ma-imagine na magiging ka-loveteam ko siya, ’tapos… tinanong ko talaga sa director kung may kissing scene kami. ’Tapos sinabi na meron…

“Yun ang tinatawag na pagiging professional na kailangan kong magawa—ang mahalikan si John Prats!” she quipped.

Kaye and John’s friendship could be traced back to their Ang TV days. Kaye asserts, she has always treated the PBB Uber host as a younger brother.

They had always been close, she explained, “Kami ni John? Oo! Sobra.

"Kami nina Camille [Prats, John’s sister]… yun yung grupo namin, e... sina Angel [Angelica Panganiban].

“Uhm, yun nga yung mahirap, e, sobra kaming bonded, sobra kaming magkaibigan na hindi ko na-imagine na…

“Hindi kasi katulad ni JM. Si JM, tinrato ko din parang kapatid, pero hindi kami sobrang bonded together.

“Kumbaga, okay lang, sige kapatid turing ko sa kanya, pero sige, keri kasi hindi naman... hindi kami close, e.

“Unlike si John, sobrang close talaga, na parang tinuring ko talagang little brother. Bilang si Camille, e, kaedad ng younger sister ko.

"So, good luck talaga.”

THE GIRL YOU WANT TO GROW OLD WITH. This was the title of Kaye’s June cover for FHM.

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PEP asked Kaye, how does she feel that it was at this point in her career that she can now be considered a "Pantasya ng Bayan?"

“Dyusko, Pantasya ng Bayan, isa ’yang kasinungalingan!” she retorted.

The modest actress even managed to mock herself, “Ewan ko ba. Yung title pa The Girl You Want to Grow Old With… is old. May kasama yun sa likod, ‘is old.’”

Kaye declines the label.

“Uhm, pinapantasaya? Hindi, hindi ako pinapantasya ng bayan. Ano lang… nagulat lang sila siguro kasi, nag-pose nga ako, ’tapos FHM pa.

“Akala nila ’pag FHM, e, todo pa-sexy. Di nila alam, pagbukas mo, ganun pa rin. Wala ka naman makikita sa loob.

“Uhm, ano, di totoo yun na ano… ano lang, shocked lang siguro sila na hindi nila akalain na magagawa ko yun.”

Humility aside, how is it being tagged as an “ideal girl”?

“Nagulat nga ako, e. Tinatanong ko nga yung sarili ko, e… tinatanong ko yung mga kaibigan ko, ’Totoo ba ‘to? Totoo ba talaga?’

“Oo, kasi nga raw, bilang nag-start ako sa Tabing Ilog, akala nila probinsyana na parang…

“Naalala ko sabi sa ’kin ni Zanjoe [Marudo] nun, ’wife-material’ daw ako.

"Sabi ko... ay hindi, hindi, iba yung term niya—‘pang-bahay’ daw ako!

"A, sabi ko, ’Bakit, yaya ba ako?’” she related comically.

Maybe it’s because of her very conservative and wholesome image.

“I’m trying to change! Hindi… ewan ko. Siguro. Dahil ano, e…simple lang kasi talaga ‘ko.

“’Tapos, what you see is what you get, yun ako. Hindi ako ‘showbiz.’

"Yun na talaga ako ’tapos… siguro yun… bilang lumaki ako sa probinsiya, ganito ‘ko napalaki,” she explained.

And to all the single guys wondering, yes, she is open to dating.

“Dating? Oh, yes! Ako ngayon, nasa stage ako na nag-e-enjoy lang ako. Enjoy yung, lahat, paglabas [with friends].

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“Late bloomer kasi ako. So ngayon ko lang na-eenjoy yung [buhay ko]…

“All the single guys, I’m ready to mingle!”


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