Playing the role of Mikay’s adoptive mother Stella Cruz-Maghirang on Princess and I, former teen actress Karen Timbol said she is happy to have been part of a hit series. “Napaka-thankful namin sa lahat ng suporta, sa lahat ng fans ng Princess and I. Actually nakakalungkot, parang sana hindi pa siya matapos pero talagang ganyan, laging may katapusan ang lahat. I really praise God for the success of the show,” she told Push.com.ph.
During the Princess and I Royal Championship event, the former ‘80s teen variety show That’s Entertainment talent showed up for the game with her family to cheer on Team Gino and Team Jao. “Actually nakakagulat talaga na ganito karaming tao ang nakikita namin. Pero makikita mo na talagang pinapanuod siya ng tao kasi every time I travel, people would recognize me as the mother of Mikay so I’m really flattered in a way na talagang, ‘Wow ang dami talaga ng viewers ng Princess and I,’” she admitted.
When asked who she would favor in real life for Mikay, Karen said she has no personal favorites. “Kung sino nasa puso ni Mikay, dun ako (laughs),” she added.
After working on the show with teen stars Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla for nine months, Karen said she was impressed with the two. “Wala akong masabi sa kanila, napaka-humble nilang dalawa. Parang naging pamilya na talaga kami sa set, talagang we’re all very close,” she said.
When it comes to Kathryn, Karen has nothing but praises for the 16-year-old actress. “Ang nakakahanga kay Kathryn kasi, wala akong nakitang yung yabang sa kanya. Talagang she’s always grounded. Talagang she works professionally and we really appreciate it talaga na wala kang mararamdaman na sikat siya, yung mga ganun,” she said.
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