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by Pink | December 02, 2009 8:30 AM
In ABS-CBN’s upcoming series Kokey @ Ako, Carla Humphries will play Angel Locsin’s rival in the show. When ABS-CBN.com caught up with her during their cast pictorial last November 30, she clued us in about some of the issues that their characters will be dealing with in the story. “Ako yung star reporter ng istasyon kung saan nagtatrabaho si Jackie. Dati rin kaming magkaklase. Medyo threatened ako sa kanya dahil alam ko na mas magaling siyang reporter at mas nauuna siyang makakuha ng scoop kaysa sa akin. Sipsip din ako kay Madam Barbra (Gloria Romero) na may-ari nung network,” she related.
Instead of worrying if Angel’s avid supporters would find her role a bit infuriating, the 21-year-old actress shared that she’s more challenged to be an effective kontrabida more than anything. “Nung bata ako akala ko kapag kontrabida parang nakakatakot gawin kasi baka hindi ka magutsuhan ng tao. Pero ngayon naappreciate ko na yung pagiging kontrabida kasi kakaibang experience siya kasi you get to play with a character which is far from who you are in real life. And I think it’s an honor kasi primetime siya at ako pa yung magiging karibal ni Angel. Sana hindi naman ako i-hate ng fans niya pero kung sakali mang magalit sila, okay na rin kasi it only means effective yung pagportray ko ng role ko dito.”
Since they are set to start taping very soon, Carla has already planned how to prepare for the project. “Hay naku, sabi ko nga kailangan ko ng magbibihis sa akin kasi mukhang mahirap [dahil may pagkafashionista din ang role ko dito]. Siyempre siguro kailangan pumayat ng konti kasi ‘di ba mas malaki ang register mo sa screen. In terms of acting, magreresearch ako about proper ways of newscasting pati mannerisms ng reporters. Tsaka siguro mas stiff ako dito kasi I am a professional here. Hindi ako pwede masyadong kalog. Mas mature yung atake which is good kasi dapat naman talaga ang artista naggro-grow. Hindi lang patweetums palagi. Makikita mo na nag-eevolve din as the years go by,” she explained.
Though some are already speculating whether Kokey @ Ako could match the success of May Bukas Pa when the former takes over the latter’s slot on Primetime Bida, Carla said she believed that the former is a perfect venue to provide the viewers comic relief and good values at the same time. “Feeling ko nakakatuwa kasi sci-fi comedy ito. A lot of people will appreciate it kasi siyempre sa dami ng pinagdaanan ng Pilipinas kailangan nating tumawa. And I think perfect ang Kokey to take over the slot because talagang mamahalin din siya ng mga bata tulad ng May Bukas Pa na alam nating very child-friendly din. And just the fact na sequel na ito and okay naman ang feedback sa una, I’m sure mas mag-eenjoy sila dito dahil hindi lang siya Kokey kundi Kokey @ Ako.”
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