ANGELA Morena is one of the busiest Vivamax bombshells. She’s also one of three sisters who are all willing and able to bare for the erotic projects of the number one Filipino streaming station.
But her two sisters, Stephanie and Micaela Raz, are not as busy as her. Why didn’t she use their real family names, Raz?
“Eh kasi, ginagamit na nila so iniba ko naman, for a change,” she says. “I chose to use the family name of our aunt, Lara Morena, who’s also our manager at siyang nagpakilala sa amin sa Vivamax.”
She bared her all in the hit skin flick, “X-Deal 2”, where she had a threesome scene with Josef Elizalde and Rob Guinto. Now, in the current hit series, “Iskandalo”, she plays Arabella Uy and has torrid bed scenes with Sean de Guzman. And she follows this up with yet another sexy series, “High on Sex”, with Wilbert Ross. How does she feel when netizens bash Vivamax shows as “puro sex and hubaran”?
“Sa mga humuhusga sa palabas namin, na puro hubaran lang, sana panoorin nyo muna ang movie or show bago kayo manghusga,” she says. “Like itong ‘Iskandalo’ na 10-part series, maganda ang story nito at hindi puro hubaran lang. It’s about the dangers of allowing yourself na makunan ng sex video, na kapag na-upload sa internet at naging viral, tiyak na sisirain ang reputasyon mo.”
How does she feel about women who allow themselves to be shot in compromising situations? “Nasa sa tao naman yan, e. Kung may consent ng bawat isa at pareho kayong wild and adventuruous sa lovemaking nyo, e di sige, go. But then, be ready sa whatever consequences na puedeng mangyari. Baka manakaw ang cellphone nyo o mag-break kayo at i-leak ng partner mo. In any case, dapat ingatan ang cellphone nila kasi kapag nawala at napunta sa iba, tiyak na iskandalo ‘yan.”
How does she feel being identified with Vivamax roster of mga pantasya ng bayan and what is sexy for her?
“I enjoy being called pantasya ng bayan. I think it’s a compliment. For me, being sexy is being able to embrace your own self, the way you look, talk and even think. Kasi for anyone to be sexy, dapat confident siya sa sarili niya, so accept yourself, whatever you are. But also try to improve because learning is a never ending process. I’m very thankful to all the people I get to work with kasi they help me become a better person.”
She says the sexy roles she does now are just a stepping stone for her to make a name in showbiz. “In every role I do, I always take it seriously. Itinuturing kong challenge at pinag-aaralan kong mabuti to show that I can be a versatile actress. As of now, the roles I get are usually malayo sa totoong personality ko. Kasi hindi naman ako temptress sa totoong buhay. Very conservative nga ako.”
How does she react to viewers’ negative reaction to her acting? “I like reading the comments online. May nabasa akong wala raw emotion ang acting ko, so I watched the movie again and if I see na may point sila, then I tell them that next time, lalagyan ko na ng more emotion ang acting ko. I take it constructively kasi it’s a good way for me to know my shortcomings.”
Does she have any memorable experiences while shooting sexy scenes? “Sa ‘X-Deal 2’, I was doing a love scene with Rob Guinto by the beach, girl to girl, scissors ang position ng legs namin, ungol kami ang ungol, tapos bigla kaming natawa sa ginagawa namin kaya pina-cut ni direk ang eksena. Sa ‘Iskandalo’ naman, I was having a kissing scene with Sean de Guzman. E, nag-cut na si direk, pero ayaw niya pa ring tumigil, humahalik pa rin siya. So kinagat ko ang labi niya, tapos nagsumbong siya, sabi niya, direk, kinagat niya ang labi ko, o.”
Who are the prospective partners she’d like to do a love scene with in the future? “Sa lalaki, si Channing Tatum ang gusto ko. Pantasya ko talaga siya after I saw him sa ‘Magic Mike’. Sa babae naman, crush ko si Rhen Escano. Napanood ko siya sa ‘Adan’ at sa ‘Lulu’ na nakipag-girl to girl siya at okay na okay siya sa akin.”
She says she’s currently loveless at the moment. If ever, what type of guy, would she fall for? “I want someone with a good sense of humor. Kasi boring naman kung wala, di ba? And also, I prefer a guy who knows how to respect women, hindi ‘yung nanjojombag ng babae.”