Nikki Gil looks forward to more acting projects

By Reyma Buan-Deveza, ABS-CBNnews.com

Posted at Feb 19 2013 11:45 AM | Updated as of Feb 19 2013 08:09 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- After several years in show business, it seems actress-singer Nikki Gil has finally been bitten by the acting bug.

Encouraged by her well-praised performance in the primetime series "Apoy Sa Dagat," as well as in the stage musical "They're Playing Our Song," Gil said she is now itching to do more acting projects.

"I recently discovered na gusto ko siya. Ngayon masasabi ko na mahal ko pala ang acting, whether it be sa teleserye o sa teater. Gusto ko pala siya, mahal ko pala siya. Nag-aaral ako for it, nagre-research ako for it so sana ay mabigyan pa ng isang pagkakataon," said Gil, who played the young Odessa in "Apoy Sa Dagat," now being played by Angel Aquino.

Gil said she really enjoyed taping for the drama series.

"Sa isang banda parang background lang kami. Parang kailangan naming i-establish kung saan nanggaling sila Rebecca, Serena at sila Ruben. Pero sobrang ganda ng kwento ng 'Apoy Sa Dagat.' Kaya kung natuwa sila sa first part ay mas mahu-hook sila sa mga susunod na araw," she explained.

But at the same time, she said, "Malungkot ako kasi nag-enjoy ako na katrabaho sila. Kahit mabigat ang kwento ay ang saya ng set sobrang gaan kaya sobrang nalungkot ako pero I learned so much and I'm so excited for the rest of the story."

Settling down with Billy

Nikki Gil and Billy Crawford. File photo

Meanwhile, Gil revealed that she and boyfriend Billy Crawford are already talking about settling down, but stressed that this won't happen so soon.

"I guess it's safe to say na nandoon na kami sa we are looking at the future, na mag-ipon. Kasi five years hindi naman joke 'yon," she said.

Asked when she believes this wedding will happen, she replied, "Basta definitely not more than five years from now," Gil said.

"We really never discussed (yung type of wedding) more on 'yung tinatantiya kung kaya na ba kailangang magtrabaho because if we want this to happen in x number of years kailangan nag-iipon na. Nandoon pa lang pero kung kailan o saan eh hindi pa," she explained.