KATRINA Halili is more senior at GMA-7 than Marian Rivera. How does she feel now that she’s chosen to play mere villain to Marian in “Marimar”?
“Okay lang ‘yun,” she says. “The more important thing is hindi ako nawawalan ng assignment. I’m really happy na GMA makes sure hindi pa man tapos ang current show ko, meron na agad kasunod, which was what happened with ‘Majika’ na hindi pa tapos, pero na-cast na ako agad sa ‘Atlantika.’ Then, this has not ended yet, they cast me in ‘Lupin’. Now, ‘Lupin’ is still going on but here am I now doing ‘Marimar’. So, I should not complain at all, di ba? Isa pa, maganda ang role ko in ‘Marimar’ as Angelica, the wife of Richard Gomez and the stepmother of Dingdong Dantes.”
What can she say now that Ehra Madrigal replaced her as the calendar girl of Tanduay? “Ehra is my friend as we’re co-stars in ‘Lupin,’ kaya happy ako na siya ang napiling pumalit sa akin as the new Tanduay girl after my contract with them expired. Naku, sa panahon ngayon, we should not dwell sa mga inggitan. Basta dapat, happy tayo kapag may trabaho ang lahat para positive ang outlook natin sa buhay.”