Behind the Scenes at the Photo and TV Plug Shoot of “Ang Lihim ni Anasandra”
Dear ABQ readers and pageant fanatics:
As you may have noticed, this BQ has been blogging less as of late but I assure you its for a good reason. I have gotten the break that I had prayed for and worked hard for the past 4 years!!! I’m now part of the main cast of an upcoming teleserye on GMA7 called, “Ang Lihim ni Anasandra”!!!
It is a dream-come true for me since I had wasted my chance at an acting career in the mid-80s (long story), but God is good and has shown me that even if I am at the threshold of my golden years, He can bless me in a world dominated by youngsters. Furthermore, to be a newbie at my age is fabulous – I get to feel giddy again and feel butterflies in my stomach… wheeeeee!!!
Oh, my role is: CONTRABIDA MOM! Don’t you just lahhhhv it? And I assure you that my lines are so evil that I might need to hire a bodyguard to protect me from over-zealous fans when I go to the mall!
Anyway, enough of my gushing… today the cast drove up to the hills of Norzagaray, Bulacan to shoot still photos for the press releases and the TV plug for the soap!!! Just want to share photos that I took and show you what it was like…
The very first thing I did when I got to the Bitbit River in Norzagary, Bulacan was befriend a horse that I saw grazing by the river. I love horses and took riding classes in my teens!
Golly, I never knew we had rivers this beautiful in the Philippines! This particular river has not yet been invaded by tourism so I’m glad I got to see it undisturbed by commerce!
Amazing how the GMA7 team set up our temporary living quarters by the Bitbit River. They are efficient and a very respectful. I think I’m going to enjoy working with these guys!
Here I am with my make-up artist, Joey. My role in Ang Lihim ni Anasandra is the contrabida, as a I mentioned earlier. I play the role of Hazel Benitez, a former beauty queen (how hard is that? LOL!) who is now a derma-surgeon with her own clinic. I am the mother of William Benitez (Mikael Daez) who is a player but ends up falling for… well… I better keep my mouth shut. Don’t want to spoil it for you!
Seated next to me in make-up was Andrea Torres, the star of the show. She plays Anasandra. What could her secret be? Well, you’ll just have to watch the soap when it comes out on GMA7… ABANGAN!
I just have to say that the earrings that they made me wear, completed my look. I fell in love with them but my stylist refuses to sell them to me! Well, I will hound him like the contrabida that I am and he will eventually give in and let me have them for a good price, mwaahaahaha!
Another beauty queen is in the cast of Ang Lihim ni Anasandra – Maribel Lopez – who also is a dear friend of mine!
The riverside was so maputik that we had to trawl thru the mud in our boots to get to the photo site. It was raining on and off the whole morning! It was an adventure… of a beauty queen… LOL!
I’m back at make-up and guess who I see? My ‘son’ Mikael Daez with Pancho. Aren’t they just adorable?