Jessica Connely: Just go with the flow

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013


Troy Ciar
Super Kah

HOW do you compare your life before and now that you’re into showbiz?

Now, my friends would make more fun of me. When I go out sometimes people would ask to take pictures with me. I think it’s more fun now. But I don’t consider myself sikat.

I’m just starting. 

Di ba you started as a singer, do you still intend to pursue it?

Oh yes, I’m just waiting for the right materials. It’s all ideas pa. `Cuz I’m so particular with the concept of the album that I’m going to do. But for now, I’m enjoying acting. I never thought I would be an actress because when I started showbiz I didn’t really have no idea at all. I was just kinda going with the flow kung anong ibigay nila sa akin. But I’m really happy. 

What do you want to achieve for 2013?

I want to have a more memorable year, like more projects, more opportunities, adventures, maybe travel and enjoy time with my friends. Not just all work.  

Marami ang mga nagsasabing kahawig mo si Anne Curtis?

I think she’s very gorgeous. But I think we’re two different people. Kasi mestisa
kamukha kaagad, parang ganun. I mean, I have nothing against her, she’s beautiful and entertaining to watch, that’s the reason why she’s successful. Pero lahat naman di ba always being compared to somebody? That’s how I deal with it. But that’s ok. 

Saan ka natuto magsalita ng Tagalog?

I enrolled in Tagalog lessons and then my friends in Manila also help me. Although I understand Cebuano since my mom is from Cebu but I still have difficulty speaking it.    

Do you still go to school?

I stopped for the meantime. The school is just there but the opportunity to be in showbiz seldom comes. If ever, I would like to take up culinary or business administration.  

Sinong kasama mo sa Manila?

I live alone in a condo. In Australia, it’s normal to live on our own. I think we all
need sometimes to be alone especially like me, always going out.  

How long do you think you will stay in showbiz?

You’ll never know, maybe by 2014 I have another interest. It depends on what I want.

Everyone changes every year, di ba? 

How do you describe yourself?

Weird… nice… ano pa ba? I’m a very weird person, I say random things (laughs). I would say I am more introvert than extrovert person and that’s what I’m trying to change.

It’s so boring being introvert. 

What about your lovelife?

Ok naman, normal. Men always want to flirt with girls in showbiz. But I don’t have enough time for now to have a boyfriend. I just try to befriend them. 

Which do you prefer, drama or comedy?

May isang scene before sa Angelito na medyo comedy, sobrang nag-enjoy ako. Pero ang mga scene ko ngayon sa Paraiso puro drama. But I would be interested to try a romantic comedy. 

Sexy roles?

I don’t like.  

What if you’ll be given a big project pero may kissing scene?

Okay naman. How can I be an actress if I won’t do such things? But I will just do it in my own way and maybe not now, only when I’m older like when I’m a woman already.

I’m still a young lady so not now. I’m only 20. (She’s turning 21 on June 15).   

Many have noticed that you’ve been getting a lot of exposures in Paraiso.

Yeah. I’m very happy with the way things are going. But it’s not easy as well.  

Hindi ba dati nag-overlap yung Angelito at Paraiso sa afternoon series ng ABS-CBN? Paano mo yun pinagsabay?

Yung taping ko sa Angelito was MWF while Paraiso is T-Th-S. Everything went on smoothly cuz I have a handler who takes care of my schedules. Hindi naman ako nahirapan kasi we are staying in a very beautiful hotel in a mountain resort in San Mateo, Rizal. So far, wala akong problema sa taping, dapat lang masanay ka sa hours,
yun lang. 

Do you still have contacts with your co-PBB housemates?

I was just with Slater Young in the van. Yung ibang housemates, we exchanged Christmas greetings.  

Kung wala kang taping anong ginagawa mo?

Tulog, malling, go to different restaurants, hang out with friends. I love to eat. I drink but moderate lang. I love wine. 

How did you celebrate your Christmas?

Nagluto.  

Magaling ka palang magluto?

Oo naman… medyo. We didn’t grow up in the Philippines, di ba? Lumaki kami sa Australia. My mom would tell us, “You cook your own food.” It’s actually a normal part of life there. I cook anything, basahin mo lang yung recipe. It depends on my mood kung anong gusto kong kainin. 

Do you have any idea kung anong career plans sa `yo ng manager mo (Betchay Vidanes)?

Just like anybody else you have to wait. It’s not like that I have to step ahead with everybody. I still have to prove myself before I get bigger projects and I think that’s what I’m doing now. I have to keep showing them that I can do it. 

I understand you’re coming back for the Sinulog?

Yes. I’ll be riding in a float for the Grand Sinulog Parade. 

Any New Year’s resolution?

Every year is always new year resolution. Hmm… you saw the movie Yes Man by Jim Carrey, who always say yes to everything? I think I want to be more open to opportunity, not scared anymore, and don’t think too much because sometimes I plan too much. I think now, go with the flow na ako.

Gipatik sa mantalaang SuperBalita Cebu Enero 09, 2013.

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