Fans of phenomenal loveteam KathNiel all over the world surely rejoiced and got excited when Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla confirmed last September 27 that they are indeed having a teleserye comeback via their upcoming romance-comedy series entitled “2 Good 2 Be True,” which will be helmed by brilliant director Mae Cruz-Alviar.
While the details of the program are still kept under wraps, its stellar ensemble cast was finally revealed in early October. And two of them are Rise Artists Studio talents Gillian Vicencio and Bianca de Vera, who graced the latest episode of Hotspot last Thursday, October 28.
Being able to work alongside the two young actresses in the ABS-CBN Films online talk show “We Rise Together,” host DJ Jhai Ho started off their fun and engaging chikahan with a little kumustahan, wherein Bianca imparted that she’s busy nowadays juggling her studies and her preparations for her first-ever acting project as they’re going to begin taping soon.
When asked how she reacted upon learning that she will be working alongside KathNiel, she related that it’s probably fate since she was watching the 2015 remake of Pangako Sa ‘Yo topbilled by the tandem when she got the call.
“Talagang ‘di po ako makapaniwala until now. It is such an honor to be able to work with them [because] I grew up watching them tapos ngayon, ito na, I’m gonna be on the set with them,” she related, to which DJ Jhai Ho commented that she truly deserves it for having a pleasant personality that will certainly bring her far in the industry.
On the other hand, it was revealed that Gillian was supposed to appear in other projects, but she still chose “2 Good 2 Be True.“
She conveyed, “Siyempre sobrang kinakabahan ako kasi KathNiel, of course, ‘di ba? Sinong hindi nakakakilala sa KathNiel? And gaya ni Bianca, growing up din, sila ‘yong napapanood ko sa TV. And now nga, makakatrabaho ko sila. And minsan lang din’tong opportunity na ‘to kaya sobrang happy ako na binigay din sa akin ‘yong role, na naging parte ako ng KathNiel [project], and of course, may trabaho ako kahit may pandemya.”
When asked who among their showbiz friends were able to learn about the great news, Bianca revealed that it was fellow newcomer Shanaia Gomez, who’s now among the housemates of Pinoy Big Brother Kumunity Season 10, while it was Viral Scandal star Charlie Dizon for Gillian.
Since both of them implied how they love the King and Queen of Hearts,” they imparted the qualities they admire about Daniel and Kathryn. For Gillian, it is their commendable dedication towards their craft and dynamics as actors that enable them to do various roles, which she yearns to also achieve in her own career. Meanwhile, Bianca acclaims them for being loyal to each other, making it possible for them to last long on-and-off-cam, as well as their humility despite their success.
Even though she has already proven her versatility as an actress through her remarkable portrayals in “Eerie” (2018), “Four Sisters Before The Wedding” (2020), and “Hello, Stranger” (2021), she admitted that she still feels pressure. Nonetheless, she opts to focus on how she’s going to execute her role and how she’s going to mingle with KathNiel.
Bianca, on the other hand, didn’t have any plans to enter showbiz until she finishes her studies. But that deal she had with her parents got broken when the pandemic happened as she got discovered on TikTok.
According to her, it has been her dream to become an actress ever since she was a kid, thus playing “acting-actingan” with her playmates in her younger years. She also became fond of watching teleseryes, with the 2010 remake of the classic soap opera “Mara Clara” as the first-ever series she has ever-watched.
As they take on this new foray, their respective families are so proud, happy, and excited for them. Since they’re only about to start taping, they cannot divulge any detail about their roles yet, although DJ Jhai Ho already knew a few things about it.
Thus, Bianca only promised that the viewers will surely love their characters, and they’re going to bring their characters to life with their whole heart and soul.
The host then had the two ladies play the ever-favorite “Jojowain o Trotropahin Challenge,” wherein they had to determine who among Kapamilya heartthrobs Kyle Echarri, Ronnie Alonte, Joshua Garcia, Donny Pangilinan, James Reid, Enrique Gil, and Daniel Padilla they’re likely to just befriend or be in a relationship with and had to explain her answer.
Watch this episode to see the fun and insightful conversation of DJ Jhai Ho with “2 Good 2 Be True” actresses Gillian and Bianca!