June Susan Roces has endeared herself to the public as the country’s one and only “Queen of Philippine Movies” for decades now, not only because of her longevity and acting prowess but for her humility.
Roces downplays the matter saying the title was afforded her merely as a matter of respect by virtue of being the wife of the late Fernando Poe Jr., also known as the “King of Philippine Movies.”
Her fans, however, know that her being a “Queen” is more than just about her being married to the “King.” The numerous movies she starred in speaks volume of her achievements as an actress.
Roces admitted that she has never taken the title seriously nor did it ever got into her head.
Witness to this is Bea Alonzo, her co-star in her latest teleserye from Dreamscape Entertainment Television entitled “Sana Bukas Pa Ang Kahapon.”
“She won’t make you feel like she’s the ‘Queen.’ She’s very humble and very grounded and I learned a lot from her,” Bea related.
Incidentally, Bea was recently christened as “The New Generation’s Movie Queen,” and Roces agrees, admitting, “I am one of her huge fans, I’ve seen many of her performances on TV and in movies. More, I really like how her beauty registers on-screen.”
Roces recalled that she admired Bea’s beauty from when she first met her as a guest in the late Dolphy’s sitcom “John and Shirley.”
In “Sana Bukas Pa Ang Kahapon,” Bea plays dual roles, that of feisty lawyer Emmanuelle and the heiress Rose. (MNS)