Assunta will play Erich Gonzales’ mother in the upcoming localized version of the hit Mexican telenovela “Maria la del Barrio,” which will grace the boob tube starting August 15.
According to the actress, she’s thrilled to be part of the series because her character is something new to her and it definitely brings out her talent as an actress.
“Thankful naman ako na hindi ako pinabayaan ni direk Rory (Quintos). Hindi niya ako tinitigilan hangga’t hindi niya nakukuha yung gusto niyang emotions.”
She added that though it’s a mature role, she’s excited to execute the character and give depth to her struggles as a woman, a mother and a wife.
“It’s a win-win situation for me. Never naman kasi akong namili ng role, eh, kung anong gusto ng management ko, eh, okay sa akin.”
“Sa bawat character na gagawin ko, eh, iniiwan ko na yun sa audience, eh, for them to judge if they think na mukha ng nanay, bagay sa akin yung role, eh, di okay kasi nagagawan ko ng hustisya yung character ko.”
Assunta added that she’s not part of the series to compete with other stars but to complement their works as artists.
“Ako kasi, kapag tumanggap ako ng role alam kong sigurado ako sa gagawin ko, pagbubutihin ko. Kung magiging effective ako sa mother role, ibig sabihin gusto nila ang portrayal ko.”
The actress assures everyone that she’s happy and excited again to be back on television. (MNS)