RHIAN Ramos says the acting classes she took in New York last year certainly help her a lot to interpret her role better in her newest soap, “Love of My Life”.
“It’s a class on acting improvisation and I attended it twice a week for six months,” she says. “It helps you become more resourceful as an actor kasi you learn how to make up the story concerning a word, a line or a character you’re asked to do. In other words, kailangan kang matutong maging inventive sa acting mo. Parang it teaches your mind to be alert all the time, kasi walang script and you have to learn how to react agad when they throw something to you on the spot.”
Did she inform GMA that she will be gone for a long time? “Yes, nagpaalam ako sa kanila. I have to inform them kasi may contract ako with them. Naintindihan naman nila.”
So now, she’s back into acting and plays Kelly, a feisty single mom in “Love of My Life”. Does she get to use what she learned from New York in doing the role of Kelly?
“Oh yes, mas ready ako ngayon. Mas mabilis akong mag-adjust sa mga kaeksena ko. I enjoy doing ‘Love of My Life’ kasi puro magagaling ang kasama ko, from Coney Reyes as their family’s matriarch and Carla Abellana as my ka-love triangle kay Tom Rodriguez, to Tom himself and Mikael Daez as Tom’s brother na estranged sa family nila.”
And she likes it that the characters they play are not black and white. “Lahat kami rito, hindi basta tama o mali sa ginagawa namin. Lahat may flaws, may kanya-kanyang pinanggagalingan, kaya 'yung differences namin, they complement each other and sometimes, they clash talaga. Very realistic ang treatment.”
She and the rest of the cast are happy because “Love of My Life” just started airing but it quickly registered strongly in the ratings game, trouncing their opponent in the surveys. “Nakakatuwa nga kasi nag-uumpisa pa lang, nagustuhan na agad ng audience. And we promise them that the succeeding episodes will be more intriguing and exciting to watch.”
About her love life, Rhian’s LDR (long distance relationship) with her U.S.-based Israeli boyfriend named Amir Borsok is doing very well, just like Lovi Poe’s own LDR with her own BF who’s also in the U.S. Rhian just posted their pictures together when they celebrated their first anniversary in an undisclosed foreign country. Obviously, Rhian took time out from taping “Love of My Life” just so she can spend some precious quality time with Amir.