JUST A THOUGHT: “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Ghandi
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SHE HATES CRYING: “Ayaw na niyang umiyak.”
That was Vic Sotto talking about his daughter-in-law, Kristine Hermosa, formerly his own leading lady in an “Okey Ka Fairy Ko” film installment.
Vic said Kristine’s decision to stay away from heavy dramatic roles made it easy for his M-ZET team to convince the inactive actress to make a TV comeback.
Kristine is now cast as a young housewife in GMA’s newest comedy series “Hay Bahay!,” set to premiere on June 19.
Vic added that Kristine is the type of actress who couldn’t easily detach herself from her roles. “Naiuuwi n’ya ’yon sa bahay at hindi niya gusto ang ganong pakiramdam,” he said.
Reason why Kristine has been turning down offers for a TV comeback, including offers from her mother network.
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FIRST TIME ON GMA: The former ABS-CBN actress will now be seen on GMA as Batch, loving wife to Yoyo, played by her real-life husband Oyo Sotto.
In the story, newlyweds Batch and Yoyo purchase a well-furnished house with three huge bedrooms and a spacious living room.
There’s a catch, however.
The house has only one toilet. To help pay for the amortization, the couple sublets the two vacant rooms.
Then enters the noisy gang of Vic Sotto, Ai-Ai de las Alas, Jose Manalo, Wally Bayola, Ruby Rodriguez.
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FROM FILM TO TV: After two hit movies and a growing friendship, Vic Sotto and Ai-Ai de las Alas translate their unique chemistry to television by way of a weekly series tackling family life.
“Hay Bahay!” reflects the daily life of a typical Filipino family and its extended many parts. For their roles in the sitcom, written and directed by award-winning TV personality Bibeth Orteza, Vic and Ai-Ai are being teased as the new incarnations of John en Marsha, the iconic TV couple created by Dolphy and Nida Blanca in the 70s.
“Hay Bahay!” airs every Sunday after “24 Oras Weekend.”