CHERIE Gil is so proud that her daughter, Bianca Rogoff, is currently in town to do an international movie being shot on location here in Manila. Bianca is 23, the only girl among her three kids who are based in New York. Her eldest, Jay, is 31 and the youngest, Raphael, is 21. Would she give any acting tips to Bianca?
“Actually, akong dapat manghingi ng advice sa kanya as she studied acting formally at the New York University’s famous Tisch School for the Arts,” she says. “Baka mas marami siyang alam sa’kin in terms of new methods and techniques.”
Will Bianca eventually try acting in local films and TV shows? “Well, I’m really encouraging her, but it’s for her to decide. If it happens, then it happens. I’m the kind of parent who allows my children to spread their wings. It doesn’t really matter whether here at home or abroad.”
She’s now being directed by her former sister-in-law, Gina Alajar in “Onanay”. Does she have any plans of also directing someday? “I’m thinking about it, but nakikita ko si Gina and I realize na napakahirap pala talaga. I don’t know kung I can do it, but if ever, I won’t do soap na ngaragan ang taping. Sobrang hirap. Mas gusto ko ng movie, na ako rin mismo ang susulat ng script.”
Helena, her character in GMA-7’s hit primetime show, “Onanay”, continues to incur the ire of viewers for being so mean to Jo Berry as Onay. In one recent scene, she had an acting duel with Nora Aunor as Nelia in their confrontation scene which ends with Nelia stabbing Helena. “Intense talaga ang scene na 'yun,” says Cherie. “Sobrang inis na kasi si Ate Guy sa ginagawa kong pang-aapi sa anak niya. Pero kahit nasaksak niya ako, hindi niya ako napatay kaya mas lalo lang magagalit si Helena sa kanilang mag-iina nina Jo Berry and Mikee Quintos.”
More viewers are getting hooked in watching the show every night. Cherie told Onay that her daughter, Rosemarie, has died, but the truth is she is still very much alive as Natalie (played by the very pretty Kate Valdez.) Will Kate as Natalie soon find out the truth about her being also the daughter of Onay? Meantime, the family of Oliver (Wendell Ramos) will help Mikee Quintos as Maila to get Ate Guy out of prison after she stabbed Cherie.