Nagkaroon ng pagkakataon ang PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) na makapanayam si Iza Calzado, isa sa dalawang love interests ni Flavio played by Senator Bong Revilla sa pelikulang Panday 2.
Nangyari ang aming interview with Iza kagabi, September 29, sa set ng nasabing pelikula sa Tanay, Rizal.
Matapos makasama ni Iza bilang leading lady ni Sen. Bong Revilla sa Ang Panday (part 1), ang topgrosser ng 2009 Metro Manila Film Festival, kasama uli siya sa Panday 2 ngayong 2011.
"I still play the same role from the last Panday," simula ni Iza.
"My name here is Maria... parang based sa Maria Makiling, na mare-reveal dito. [Parang] I came from the world ng mga diwata, mga engkanto ba?"
Ano 'yong kaibahan ng character niya as Maria in Ang Panday dito sa Panday 2?
"Well in Panday 1, I was basically the source of his [Panday] hope to believe in himself.
"Whereas here, I will be the cause of well, not intentionally, na gagawin ko, pero parang hahanapin niya ako," ani Iza.
"Although he loves me, he loves someone else and becomes torn. And maganda yung mangyayari in the end, e, kasi makikita ni... maganda yung [revelation].
"Actually gusto ko yung end, e, nung film. Hindi ko puwedeng sabihin, maiintindihan ninyo na lang yun.
"Basta parang, it leaves room for a third, a... episode, yeah," masayang ibinahagi ni Iza.
HEART TO HEART. Noong August 21, 2011, Sunday, sa isang live interview with Iza Calzado sa Showbiz Central ng GMA-7, pumutok ang balita tungkol sa breakup nila ng kanyang longtime boyfriend at businessman na si Atticus King. (CLICK HERE to read related article)
Dahil dito, tinanong ng PEP kung kumusta na ang puso ng aktres.
"No matter what you're going through, it's your disposition naman that will make a difference," ang pahayag ng GMA-7 TV host-actress.
"Everyone goes through problems. Everyone goes through trials, heartbreaks, ahm... loss.
"It's... it's just a matter of handling it properly.
"There...you have your good days, you have your bad days."
Mas okay ba na single siya right now?
"I have no choice. I am single," sabay tawa ni Iza.
"Parang it's, ahm... I'm enjoying it, really. I'm enjoying it, ahm... not really committed to anyone at the moment. And ah... I'm not really looking, you know.
"Pero if it comes, it comes. If it doesn't, it doesn't. E, di okay lang."
Dagdag pa ni Iza, "I've been in a relationship for years and I guess, it's just really the old habits that you miss, e.
"And of course, there's a certain, parang need for that certain amount of attention that... one person was giving for several years, or months.
"That's why I work out a lot. I work out, do'n na lang [nabubuhos], all my energy.
"And I have new... I have a lot of things that I focus on."
Does she miss having someone with her?
"Of course I do," maikling tugon niya.
Paliwanag ng TV host-actress, "I would be a hypocrite if I say I don't.
"I do miss just having someone to do things [with] on a regular basis, ayan.
"Kasi, like I said, you miss habits, but apart from that, you're okay.
"You know, like sometimes ang ganda rin, e. Kasi, I get to spend more time with friends and other people.
"But you know, normally, ako kasi when I'm in a relationship I tend not to allocate a lot of time for other people.
"Kasi nga, konti na lang din yung time left for myself, so ayon."
Is she dating anyone at present?
"Wala," sabay tawa ni Iza.
Handa na ba siya to date again, or to find someone new?
"Hindi pa, hindi pa tamang panahon siguro. Darating 'yan.
"Baka din bukas, malay mo, 'di ba? Hindi ko naman alam, pipigilan ko ba ang forces of nature?" muling tumawa si Iza sa pahayag nito.
UPCOMING PROJECTS. Magkakaroon ng bagong showbiz-oriented TV program si Iza sa GMA News TV kaya't excited na siya para sa bagong break na ito sa kanyang career.
"I'm set to do a... show for GMA News TV. I think it's the replacement for the show In the Limelight [kung saan si Rhian Ramos ang host].
"Ahm... but, you know, we're going to start that a few weeks from now.
"And then, I still have Eat Bulaga and Party Pilipinas."
Dagdag pa niya, "I hope I don't... I don't know.
"I've never really seen In the Limelight, so I hope it's not something that, yung makakasagasa ka ng tao.
"I guess not, 'coz Rhian [Ramos] naman seems to still be in a good place and no one hates her for that show." (CLICK HERE for related article)