Jessy Mendiola says that her portraying the role of Maria Mercedes has helped her overcome some of her insecurities as a woman.
The success of the television series has reinforced her self-confidence.
It really changed her a lot because before she could not even dance or sing in front of everyone.
Ngayon automatic na, kapag naririnig niya ‘yung music ng ‘Maria Mercedes,’ mic na lang ang kulang gagawin niya na sa harap.
‘Yung confidence nandoon, she will just put her red lipstick on, then she is okay, she said.
Mendiola said the series also taught her to appreciate her craft more, adding that she now sees her job as an actress differently.
People enjoy what what she does and they smile differently when they see her.
But with success also comes criticism but Mendiola just shrugs off the negativity.
Sana iba na lang daw ang gumanap. But then, now a lot of people are tweeting her saying bagay naman nga ang ‘Maria Mercedes.’
Na-prove naman din niya sa kanila na she deserves the break na binigay sa kanya ng management ng ABS-CBN.
As 2013 comes to a close, Mendiola is hoping her blessings will continue in the coming year.
For now, she is really happy with what is going on with her career.
God has been good to her this 2013 and all she could wish in 2014 is the best will come, she said.
Her first project in 2014 will be a movie with John Lloyd Cruz, Gretchen Barretto and Richard Gomez to be directed by Chito Roño.
She is really excited and nervous at the same time.
They just did the look test a few days ago.
Direk Roño was really particular with her look, he wants to see a different side of Jessy.
This time, he does not want Jessy with curly hair and wearing red lipstick.
Asked to share some details about her role in the movie, Mendiola said: It is a mature role.
It is not sexy. Mature in a sense that mature din ‘yung topic, issues and story line.
It is very sensitive and very out of the box because it is a tragic family love story.
Meanwhile, Sam Milby has now set his eyes on Jessy.
Sam likes Mendiola because of her simplicity and beauty.
Jessy is aware because Sam did let her know his intentions.
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