Veteran actress Cherie Gil. Photo by Karen Flores for ABS-CBNnews.com
MANILA -- Veteran actress Cherie Gil shared some details about her role in the upcoming ABS-CBN soap "Ikaw Lamang," which stars Kim Chiu, Coco Martin, Julia Montes and Jake Cuenca.
In an interview with reporters at the sidelines of the press conference for her new play, "Full Gallop," Gil said she will play Cuenca's mother in the show.
"I will be playing Miranda, wife of Tirso Cruz III and the mother of Jake (Cuenca)," she shared.
Earlier, Cuenca revealed that his character in "Ikaw Lamang" is a villain.
"I miss being the villain. After being the leading man in 'Mercedes' (Maria Mercedes), it feels brand new to be the bad guy again," the actor told ABS-CBNnews.com.
"Ikaw Lamang" is said to be a period series set in a hacienda in the 1960s. It also stars veteran actors Ronaldo Valdez, Angel Aquino and John Estrada.
TV or theater?
Meanwhile, Gil shared that the offers to do "Ikaw Lamang" and "Full Gallop" came at around the same time, with the actress noting the importance of both television and theater in her life and career.
The veteran actress observed how theater "keeps me on my toes," saying that it has helped her "be more disciplined and structured."
"At this point in my life, I need to put all my energies into some structure, and theater gives me that," she said.
While she said she can do soap operas and other television shows "with my eyes closed," Gil was quick to add that she also has a lot of fun doing such projects.
"That's the fun part. And it pays my bills," she said, laughing.