We surely missed seeing Louise Delos Reyes since it was in the “Legal Na Ina” episode of Ipaglaban Mo last year when we saw her for the last time on-screen. Thus, it was definitely delighting to see her grace Hotspot to talk about the said episode, her life during quarantine, her journey to stardom, and her adorable fur babies!
Her conversation with host DJ Jhai Ho commenced with a fun kumustahan, wherein she talked about how she’s been doing in the past four months of the community quarantine. Just like many of us, staying at her abode made her realize a lot about herself, do the things she wasn’t able to do before, and discover new skills, such as baking.
According to the 27-year-old actress, she’s now a “Master Baker” as the closing of the stores compelled her to learn to cook for herself, with banana cake as her specialty. The mom of her non-showbiz boyfriend Gino, who used to own a pastry shop, also taught her how to bake pies.
Furthermore, Louise revealed the things she misses about the outside world, which is going to the mall and the cinema and seeing her siblings and friends. She went on to tell DJ Jai Ho how this pandemic made her more appreciative of the simple things we used to ignore or take for granted before.
When it comes to how her showbiz journey, the Asintado star disclosed that she began as part of the Ang TV 2 ensemble that was launched in 2001 and recalled what compelled her to enter the entertainment scene despite being a shy girl in her childhood years and the audition she had to go through. She also related how her parents have supported her throughout her career, in exchange of heeding to their request for her to finish her studies until college.
She also dished on her perception regarding her job, saying, “Ako, nag-aartista ako para hindi lang sumikat, at maging trending, at maging endorser ng kung ano anong product. Kasi, at the end of the day, longevity ‘yong pinag-uusapan natin. Hanggang pagtanda mo ba, magiging artista ka? Magiging important ka ba sa industry at meron kang napatunayan? Kasi, at the end of the day, kapag may napatunayan ka sa trabaho mo, mabibigyan ‘yan ng sukli,” she said.
DJ Jai Ho then asked Louise to introduce her adorable furbaby Cloud, a coton de Tulear, to the viewers, which she bought from a seller on Facebook.
“Parang gusto ko ng sense of responsibility, siyempre bachelorette ako no’n. Gusto ko ‘yong meron kang inuuwian na magwe-welcome sa’yo. ‘Di naman sa ayaw ko ng cat, pero ‘di mo kasi sila maaalagaan kasi kaya nilang mamuhay nang mag-isa. So si Cloud, no’ng kinuha ko siya, sabi ko gusto ko ng baby, gusto ko ng anak. Gusto kong may pinapakain na hindi Tamagotchi. Sobra siyang napamahal sa akin na para ko siyang naging anak,” she said when asked about what made her decide to have a pet.
Since Cloud has been with her for four years and is getting older now, she revealed planning to have another dog of the same breed yet she’s still hesitant to do so because of her fears that he might get jealous.
When asked for her advice to those who are planning to be a fur parent like her, she stated, “Maraming-marami at mahabang mahabang patience kasi habang lumalaki si Cloud before, ihi siya nang ihi kahit saan. Hanggang sa na-train ko siya na sa labas lang talaga siya magwi-wiwi at magpo-poop. ‘Yon lang naman ang mga problems. Tapos, si Cloud kasi meron siyang mga tricks. ‘Di ko siya prinessure na magkaroon ng mga tricks kasi gusto ko lang siyang ganito, sweet-sweet lang sa’kin.
Then she added, “And kung ‘di talaga buo ang heart mo na magkaroon ng dog, ‘wag mong gawin. Kasi life sila e, precious life. Nakakaawa kapag nakikita mo ‘yong mga dogs na nakakulong lang kasi kailangan din nilang maging playful. So ayaw kong nakakita ng mga dogs na nakakulong at nakatali. Although may dogs talaga na minsan kailangan mo talagang itali [gaya] ng malalaking dogs, pero kung alam mo na hindi mo kaya, ‘wag na lang. Huwag na lang muna. At kung walang mag-aalaga o susuportahan ‘yong pag-aalaga mo ng dog, tantiyahin mo muna kung kaya mo. At saka may kailangan ka ring ilabas na konting pera,” she said.
Watch Louise’s brilliant performance on Ipaglaban Mo’s “Legal Na Ina” episode again this coming Sunday, 2:30PM on Kapamilya Channel!