IN town for a brief business with pleasure trip is Princess Punzalan, the actress who made a name for herself portraying the wicked Selena in TV serial “Mula sa Puso.”
For fleshing out the contravida role, Princess is still remembered by Filipinos here and abroad. The actress now resides with her family in New York.
She is in town for a temporary acting stint playing the mother of Xian Lim in “The Story of Us.”
Princess credits the late Lino Brocka as her mentor. “He gave me valuable acting tips which I still apply up to now.’’
Another director whom she respects a lot is Olive Lamasan.
Compare to Selena, how bad is her character in “The Story of Us”?
“Si Selena ay handang pumatay. I just don’t kow kung Claudette is capable of murder. Wala pa sa script which I have just read.”
Princess quit showbiz and settled in the United States to form a family of her own.
She has ruled out a total return to acting. Her priority, she says, is her family. (REMY UMEREZ)