Dina confesses misgivings as a woman

November 24, 2018
Dina Bonnevie
Dina Bonnevie

DINA Bonnevie just finished doing “Blood Sisters” at ABS-CBN and she’s now with GMA-7 to do “Cain at Abel”. “I’m happy na tuluy-tuloy lang ang trabaho ko and I really like my new show’s theme kasi it’s about family, a celebration of brotherhood,” she says. “Viewers can easily relate with the story and with Dingdong Dantes and Dennis Trillo as two brothers na nahiwalay sa isa’t isa. Naiisip ko nga, sana may brother din ang son kong si Oyo (Sotto). It’s nice to have two sons along with our daughter Danica. But I really wish I had more kids. Sayang.”

In “Cain at Abel”, she plays the mistress of Eddie Gutierrez who wrecked his marriage to Chanda Romero. “Mataray 'yung character ko rito. When they separated, Dennis went with his mom, Chanda, at naiwan sa amin ng father nila si Dingdong. All throughout the story, hindi kami magkasundo ni Dingdong. We’re always in conflict kasi hindi niya ko matanggap na second mother niya at hindi ko rin siya matanggap na anak ko.”

In real life, Dina is now happily married to Congressman DV (for Deogracias Victor) Savellano of Ilocos Sur. “Six years na kami and we’re doing fine. I can really say na we’re okay naman.”

So what it makes it work compared to her past relationships? “Of course, I’ve matured a lot. Before, marami akong expectations based on books that I read. But now, I just follow my heart. First and foremost, you should know your responsibilities as a wife, but don’t lose love and respect for yourself. Allow each other some space. If you feel like you wanna be alone today, then be alone. If you feel happy and you want to show your appreciation to your husband, then show it.”

It’s good her husband still allows her to accept acting jobs even if she doesn’t really have to work anymore? “He’s very supportive. Alam naman niyang acting is my passion. And I’m not the type na tutunganga na lang sa bahay.”