Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Heart Evangelista stars in romcom series 'My Korean Jagiya'

IN CELEBRATION of her 19th year in show business, Heart Evangelista top bills newest primetime series "My Korean Jagiya".

The Kapuso actress was not able to stop her emotions Monday, August 14, at the grand press launch of the program held at Kpub BBQ in Quezon City when GMA-7 marked her two decades in the entertainment industry.

Evangelista said she's overwhelmed by the love and support she has received from the station and her loyal following through the years.

"Sobrang na-overwhelm ako kasi andami ko ng pinagdaanan sa showbiz and for them to give me something this big with really good actors, parang it doesn't happen a lot. I'm very, very grateful," she said.

The Kapuso star added that she never thought she'd reach this milestone and she's grateful for the continuous outpouring of blessings.

"When I turned five years, 10 years in the business, everything after that is just a bonus. I'm just so grateful."

Evangelista admitted that work in front of the camera is not all peaches and cream, especially with the advent of social media, but she's blessed to have a supportive network and solid support group.

"Being in show business is not easy. They pay you well, yes, but emotionally, it can get draining especially when a lot of people don't even know you and they judge you. They don't even know half of what you are doing when the cameras are not rolling," she said.

Asked about her biggest learning in the past two decades, the actress shared, "Enjoy life and your work. Act as if this is your last (show). And always be grateful, always be nice, and never look down with anyone. If people hit you, roll with the punches.

Starting Monday, August 21, Evangelista will take on a new role in the first ever Filipino-Korean romantic comedy series "My Korean Jagiya". She will breathe life to Gia, a quirky and hopeless romantic girl often teased that she is next in her family to become an old maid.

Apart from being a Korean grade school tutor, she is also an ultimate K-drama fan girl who is determined to meet her long-time crush and Korean superstar, Kim Jun Ho, played by Alexander Lee, who has since fallen off the radar and stepped out of the limelight at the height of his career.

The actress said it's an honor to work with Lee, a former member of the popular K-pop group U-Kiss, and other Korean actors as they share good times in the set.

Partly shot in South Korea, the show will also feature the most scenic spots used in the famous K-dramas including Nami Island, Namsan Park, love padlocks at N Seoul Tower and Daejanggeum Park.

"My Korean Jagiya" is under the direction of Mark Reyes and will air weekdays only on GMA Telebabad. (SunStar Philippines)


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