Young actress and “Kadenang Ginto” star Francine Diaz is dipping her fingers into comedy for the first time through her new series “Bola-Bola” and she said it was for a good reason.
“Isa rin sa reasons kung bakit I said yes, hindi lang siya comedy, hindi lang siya romance. Hindi lang siya basta kuwento, hindi lang siya basta series kasi may mga lessons din. I think halos lahat ng kabataan ay makaka-relate sa story ni Thea,” she said during the online press conference for the show, last March 17.
(One of the reasons why I said yes for it is because it’s not just a comedy, it’s not just a romance. It’s not just a story and it’s not just a series because it also has lessons. I think most of the youth will relate to the story of Thea.)
Thea is a chubby girl. She’s smart, top of her class, and gives her best on what she does. She is fond of cooking and she’s funny. This is Diaz’s first rom-com project so it’s something that excites and challenges her. Diaz also believes she is fifty-fifty of her character Thea, admitting she was a once a Thea.
“Ako din, naging Thea din ako once, eh. Hindi nga lang sa katawan pero sa face. Marami naman din pong Thea ngayon,” she said. (I used to be a Thea. Not in the body but in the face. There are also so many Theas now.)
Just like her character in the series, Diaz shared that she, too, tried cooking. Her first recipe was a disaster.
“Nag-try ako (magluto), since wala akong masyadong gagawin. Niluto ko ‘yung pancake. Excited akong i-share kina mama. Pero ‘yung kinalabasan niya, naging black siya. Sabi nila, okay naman pero gusto nilang maduwal,” she said.
(I tried to cook, since I didn’t have much to do. I cooked pancakes. I was excited to share it to mama. But the outcome is, it was black. They said it’s okay but they wanted to throw up.)
Joining Diaz in the iWantTFC original series are KD Estrada and Ashton Salvador of Squad Plus and BGYO’s Akira Morishita. It begins streaming on March 26. JB