MARIAN Rivera is keen to finish her television obligations before planning another baby.
This was disclosed by the Kapuso Primetime Queen herself in an interview during the press launch of her newest evening series "Super Ma'am."
According to Rivera, it will be unfair for her mother station GMA-7 if she gets pregnant while starring in the daily soap.
"Sinabi ko naman sa GMA na tatapusin ko ito. Nahihiya din naman ako sa GMA after 'The Rich Man's Daughter' eh buntis ako noon. Ngayon, hindi pwede kasi kailangan ibalik ko sa GMA yung tiwala na binigay nila sa akin," she said.
The actress added that it will be extra hard for her if she gets pregnant because her role in the series entails her to do several fight scenes.
"Ang dami kong fight scene dito. Wag muna kasi kailangan tapusin ko. After nito, malay natin kasi kahit naman gustuhin ko kung hindi pa ipagkaloob ng Panginoon, wala din akong magagawa. Pero wishing talaga kami."
Meanwhile, Rivera is happy to be back on TV after dedicating most of her time in the past two years looking after her daughter, Zia.
The actress said she accepted the role of Minerva Heneral, a soft-hearted and dedicated school teacher, and her character's alter-ego, Super Ma'am, as it is different from her past projects.
"Maraming prinesent sa akin ang GMA pero ito talaga yung napusuan ko. Wholesome kasi siya and pangarap ko maging teacher, at the same time, andoon yung fight scenes na hinahanap ko."
Rivera said she's grateful to her network for also allowing her to work with caliber actors in the industry.
She said there's always pressure when she launches a new soap, but she eventually get the hang of things especially when surrounded with supportive cast.
"Lahat naman ng trabaho ay may pressure pero wala na ako doon, ang gusto ko na lang ay gawin ko ng maayos yung trabaho, especially meron akong mga bagong kaibigan. Itong cast na ito parang pamilya ko na. Looking forward ako lagi na pumunta sa trabaho."
"Super Ma'am" premieres on Monday, September 18, after "24 Oras" on GMA-7. (SunStar Philippines)