Regine returns to acting
Regine Velasquez-Alcasid is welcoming the New Year with an acting comeback.
The singer-actress stopped accepting acting projects when she got pregnant with son Nate in 2011. Her last acting stint was for the series “I Heart You, Pare” that aired the same year.
For four years, Regine simply focused on being a mother. Thankfully, the Kapuso network understood her situation.
“Importante ’yun sa akin na nabigyan ako ng kaunting time to be with him (Nate)… na talagang hindi ako masyadong nabigyan ng maraming (work) load, na-appreciate ko ’yun,” she said.
Now, Regine is ready to take her career to a whole new level and recently signed another two-year exclusive TV contract with GMA Network Inc., her home for almost two decades.
She is starting off the year with a new TV series set to air in February.
Regine is excited for her “buena mano” project.
The 45-year-old singer looks forward to doing the show because she gets to play a character far different from her perky and jovial personality.
“I’m more effective sa mga character-driven roles… Sometimes it’s harder pa to play ’yung medyo malapit sa (personality mo) eh kasi it’s confusing and hindi mo masyadong malaro unlike ’yung totally different from you,” she said.
GMA is also cooking up a weekly musical, variety, and comedy show for the Songbird. “I think may mga gags, may mga skits… Du’n mo naman makikita ’yung side ko na nakakatawa,” she said.
Regine maintained she will be involved in the creative process for her upcoming shows.
“Being in the business for a long time, minsan mahirap ’yung shina-shut off ka na parang, ‘Mas alam namin ’to.’ Pero sila (GMA) they give me the opportunity to be involved, to be heard. Kung maganda ’yung suggestion they make sure that it’s incorporated in the story,” she said.
Aside from her upcoming Kapuso shows, Regine is also busy preparing for an upcoming pre-Valentine’s Day concert titled “Royals” alongside Martin Nievera, Erik Santos, and Angeline Quinto at the Mall of Asia Arena on Feb. 13.
She is also in the process of signing a record deal, which she hopes will lead to her cutting an all-original album.
In the meantime, her cooking and lifestyle talk show “Sarap Diva” still airs every Saturdays on GMA-7.
Regine has no plans of gracing the big screen though.
“Kung gagawa man ako ng pelikula, it has to be something na medyo interesado talaga ako. It’s more on (finding) the right project that will make me do another movie,” she explained. (MNS)