John Estrada opens up about working with Gelli

John Estrada (MNS Photo)

John Estrada (MNS Photo)

Actor John Estrada sees nothing wrong working with actress Gelli de Belen in the upcoming series “Magpahanggang Wakas,” starring Arci Muñoz and Jericho Rosales.

In a recent press conference for the primetime series, Estrada praised Gelli, the sister of his former wife Janice de Belen.

“Magaling si Gelli. Actually I’m surprised and happy kasi kapag nag-uusap kami sa set—na hindi naman madalas ‘yon—eh sinasabi niya sa akin na medyo rusty siya, nangangalawang siya dahil matagal siyang hindi gumawa ng kasing laki at kasing seryosong soap na ganito. But magaling siya, Estrada said.

“Maganda din ‘yung bakbakan namin sa soap na ito, so exciting,” he added.

According to the show’s business unit head Ruel S. Bayani, they get actors based on who will best fit the characters of a story.

“Wala kaming malisya doon whatsoever. The same way na hindi ko naisip na kukunin ko si Priscilla Mereilles doon sa ‘Be My Lady’ eh si Janice nga pala ay nandoon. Hindi naman kasi kina-casting ang mga tao para may gimik o pag-usapan. Pinipili sila based on character essence, kung ano ang bagay sa character, kung sino ang bagay,” he explained.

Bayani said Gelli has no problem working with Estrada, whom he described as a good actor.

“Nagkataon na Gelli was going to return to ABS-CBN and we are offering her shows. Eksakto dumating ito. I offered this to her. Ang sabi niya, walang problema na magtrabaho sila ni John because wala siyang problema kay John at all, at sabi niya na mahusay naman talagang artista si John which we all know. In fact, nung mapanood ko ang umang scenes nila, sabi ko nga, ‘Wow ang galing, more than what I expected, beyond our expectations,” Bayani added.

“Magpahanggang Wakas” debut on ABS-CBN’s Primetime Bida block last September 19.

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