MANILA – Former Kapamilya talent Sandara Park admitted that it has been her dream to work with John Lloyd Cruz in a project.
During a press conference held on Monday, the K-pop star said she has followed all of Cruz’s movies and she looks up to him as an actor.
“Papa John Lloyd, gustong gusto ko [siya makatrabaho] kasi I really love his movies and his acting. Nakaka-in love 'yung mata niya kapag umaarte siya kaya sobrang excited ako kung mangyari 'yun,” she said.
Park, however, said she has no idea on what could possibly be a good story for the two of them.
“Worried ako kasi mature na 'yung mga movies niya, mga serious. Ako feeling ko bata pa ako kaya ano kayang magandang story? Star Cinema, hihintayin ko 'yan,” she said, laughing.
While she is more known as a performer with the girl group 2NE1, Park said she would love to show her supporters the other side of her.
“Goal ko for 2015 is to show the other sides of Sandara Park. Hindi lang as 2NE1 but pwedeng as an actress Sandara, or a radio DJ or as a host. Bagong challenge, gusto kong i-try,” she said.
Currently, Park is working on her first project as an actress in Korea. Park stars in a web series with Korean actor Kim Young-kwang.
Asked how she finds acting, Park said: “Mahirap din pala kasi naisip ko, paano ko ie-express ['yung character ko] not as Sandara Park? Nahirapan ako pero sobrang excited na ako.”
Park rose to fame in 2004, when she finished runner-up in the ABS-CBN talent search "Star Circle Quest."
After a string of film and TV projects, Park, however, decided to leave for Korea to pursue a showbiz career there. In 2009, she took on the name "Dara" as a member of 2NE1.
How has she changed since then?
“Walang nagbago. Parehong Sandara pa din ako pero siguro medyo mas naging confident ako ng konti. From the shy and sweet little girl to a strong, powerful, fierce woman,” she said.
Nonetheless, Park said the Philippines will forever have a special spot in her heart.
“Siyempre this is my second home. Dito ako nagsimula. Walang Sandara Park kung walang Filipino fans. Kahapon din nagulat ako na sobrang daming dumating. Talagang na-touch ako,” she said.