MANILA, Philippines - When actress Eula Valdez tackles anew the role of wacky Zsazsa Zaturnnah - the gay beauty salon proprietor Ada who transforms into voluptuous super heroine - she has to sacrifice a lot.
Entertainment writer Dennis Adobas disclosed that Valdez had to say no to a more lucrative television work in favor of “Zsazsa Zaturnnah Ze Musikal...Vack with a Vengeance.”
Valdez herself confirmed the information but she said she could always make up for the lost time. She said missing the zany performance of the stage musical is something she could regret in her entire acting career.
“Theatre is really something addictive and it gives you the satisfaction. Of course, it doesn’t pay well as compared to more popular media but I would want to be part of any theatre production especially if it suits my schedule,” exclaimed Valdez at the press launch in Bed Manila in Malate recently.
Valdez’s commitment to Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) also made her accept the role, the main character in the entire musical play.
“I couldn’t say no to CCP who gave me rare chances to appear on stage,” clarified Valdez.
Valdez said she would never get tired of portraying the red-haired heroine. “It’s really a wonderful role. I find it challenging to do it all over again,” the actress said.
Since playing the character, Valdez has also been given a chance to show off her singing talent.
“Zsazsa Zaturnnah Ze Musikal...Vack with a Vengeance” will have its seventh run at CCP's Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino on February 18.