Dawn Zulueta Says It is Hard To Maintain Successful Showbiz Career

Actress Dawn Zulueta said she is fortunate to have been given the opportunity to continue her passion for acting despite being in her mid 40s.

The mother-of-two returned on television in 2011 when she did the remake of the original 1997 hit series ‘Mula Sa Puso opposite Enrique Gil, JM De Guzman, Lauren Young, Eula Valdez and Ariel Rivera.

After the show ended, she immediately signed up for ‘Walang Hanggan’ topbilled by Julia Montes and Coco Martin. The said series was also her reunion project with perennial love team, actor Richard Gomez.

She really consider herself so lucky because at her age, you do not really expect na hinahanap ka pa rin ng mga tao and they want you in their projects, said Dawn.

Dawn was more surprised when people were raving on her come back team-up with Richard.

She said it feels like the 90s again, but this time they have younger audience cheering for them.

Dawn also did ‘Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin’ with Rayver Cruz, Cristine Reyes, Gerald Anderson, Tonton Gutierrez and Dina Bonnevie, which ended mid November.

According to Dawn, it is difficult to maintain a successful showbiz career and a happy family life, and that is why she is thankful for the undying support and love of husband, Davao Del Norte Representative Anton Lagdameo.

She said her husband and children will remain her utmost priority.

It is really a balancing act because you have to make time for the kids.

Hindi pwedeng makalimutan niya ‘yung responsibilities nya as a mom and wife, she said.

Nag-iba na ang priorities nya (dahil sa family) pero sa awa naman ng Diyos, her husband is very understanding. He already understands the nature of her work, she added.

Right after the New Year, the actress will be back on television via ‘You’re My Home’ opposite Gomez.

Dawn dismissed rumors that the new project will not push through because Richard will be busy helping his wife, Leyte Representative Lucy Torres-Gomez, in rehabilitation of typhoon-hit province of Ormoc.

The actress said they will start taping for the series this week and will take a short break just in time for Christmas and New Year.

Tuloy parin sila and as a matter of fact, next week na kami magro-roll for the pilot taping.

(The airing is next year) but hopefully not too early next year kasi kulang na ‘yung araw this year.

Parang di pa sila makakabuo ng pilot week. So, she hopes makapondo muna sila before umere, Dawn said.

Aside from the teleserye, Richard and Dawn will be featured in one movie set for release on the latter part of 2014.