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Lani misses acting but has other priorities

August 19, 2023 Mario Bautista 368 views

Lani1LaniCONG. Lani Mercado of Cavite’s 2nd District was at the thanksgiving lunch held by hubby Sen. Bong Revilla as his action-comedy “Walang Matigas na Pulis sa Matinik na Misis” will have its season finale this Sunday evening. Lani has appeared as a special guest in one of its finale episodes and the reception from viewers was great.

“Nakakatuwa nga dahil maraming nakagusto ng episode that I did with Sen. Bato de la Rosa,” she says. “Masaya naman, I enjoyed it. Okay naman si Sen. Bato. Nakakaarte pala siya.”

So, will she appear again in its second season that wil start taping in October? “I don’t know. Bahala sila kung gusto nilang mag-guest uli ako.”

Does she miss acting? “Oh yes, I do. My last series was ‘Strawberry Lane’ in 2014 pa. Nine years ago. E, kasi natali ako sa trabaho as mayor of Bacoor then as congresswoman. Siempre, uunahin ko muna ang responsibilidad ko as a public servant. Tapos, nandiyan pa ang family ko. Priority ko pa rin ang mga anak namin ni Bong.”

She says she’s been getting offers but her work load was so heavy then. “Lalo na noong pandemic, may offers, pero lalong hindi puede kasi lock in ang mga taping. But now, siguro, baka puede na.

At malalaki na rin ang mga anak namin. Lahat college graduates na. We’re so proud kasi may doctor kami, may lawyer. So baka puede nang maisingit na umarte uli. Pero titingnan muna natin kung ano yung project na iaalok nila sa akin at kung ano ang role ko.”

She will be a grandmother again as her son Jolo’s wife, Angelica Alita, is now anticipating. “Nakakatuwa nga kasi magge-gender reveal sila this Sunday sa Facebook Live ni Bong at 5 PM. Ako mismo, hindi ko pa alam kung ano ang magiging baby nila, so watch na lang tayo.”

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