Barbie quite giving on newcomer

October 23, 2021 Mario Bautista 384 views

BARBIE Forteza is the featured star in the episode “My Birthday Wish” in this Sunday’s “Regal Studio Presents” and she is paired with new Kapuso star Royce Cabrera as her leading man, James.

They are supported by Sarah Edwards as Cherry, her best friend; VJ Mendoza as Jules, her boss, and Julian Roxas as Henry, the villain in the story who is actually secretly in love with Barbie but has a hidden agenda. The episode is written and directed by Easy Ferrer.

“I’m happy to be back with Regal,” says Barbie. “Nine years old pa lang ako, naging child actress na ako sa isang episode ng ‘Shake, Rattle & Roll’. Then nang nag-teenager ako, I starred in the movie ‘This Time I’ll Be Sweeter’ with Ken Chan, directed by Joel Lamangan. So now, I’m glad na ang ganda ng story na binigay nila sa akin para sa una kong guesting in ‘Regal Studio Presents’.”

Barbie plays Joanna, a sad and bitter woman in her middle age who thinks she is a failure in life and yearns for her lost youth. Through a magic tree, her birthday wish is granted. She is given a second chance to correct her mistakes in life and she becomes young and perky again.

“It’s a feel good story, pero may kirot sa puso,” adds Barbie. “I’m very proud of this episode and I had fun doing it. First time ko to work with Royce and okay siya, marespeto, magaling siya. We had a difficult scene in the show na mahabang tuhog ang kuha, so para take one lang, I requested that we all memorize not only our lines but also the whole blocking for the long take ni Direk Easy. Awa ng Diyos, naitawid naman namin nang maayos.”

What can she say that she’s been mentioned so often in the writeups about her boyfriend Jak Roberto’s new show, “Never Say Goodbye”. It’s said she got so jealous of his leading ladies, Klea Pineda and Lauren Young, and some folks think she’s just been used to promote it?

“Okay lang naman po ‘yun, natutuwa nga ang JakBie fans. Basta makakatulong for their show. Ang maganda, very positive ang reviews sa show nila and I’m very happy for all of them.”