singer-actress Zsa Zsa Padilla
MANILA -- Nearly two years after the death of her long-time partner, veteran comedian Dolphy, singer-actress Zsa Zsa Padilla is hoping to be able to completely return to her first love, which is music.
Although she regularly performs as part of the weekly variety show "ASAP," she said she still gets emotional when listening to songs.
"Every time akong magpe-perform eh umiiyak ako," said Padilla, who memorably sang the Kenny Rogers hit "Through the Years" during the wake of Dolphy in 2012.
"Pero part ng happiness project ko for this year is to listen to music again and not think that all the songs are about me. Kasi kapag nalulungkot ka, mas nagko-concentrate ka sa lyrics at saka feeling mo para sa iyo ang lahat ng kanta tapos iyak ka na lang ng iyak. So, this year I want to be happier," she said.
Part of her coping strategy is to busy herself with acting projects.
Padilla, who was part of last year's hit series "Juan dela Cruz," is back on primetime with "Dyesebel" with Anne Curtis in the title role.
"I'm really honored na ino-offeran na naman ako ng Dreamscape kasi alam nila na malungkot ako sa bahay at gusto ko lang mag-trabaho," Padilla said about "Dyesebel," which will air its pilot episode on Monday after "TV Patrol."
After playing the queen of "aswangs" in "Juan dela Cruz," Padilla will once again play a contravida role.
But she stressed that she is not scared of being typecast in such roles.
"Actually it's fun. Sabi ko nga kay Albert (Martinez) nung ginagawa ko 'yung ('Juan dela Cruz') gusto ko kasi 'yung nag-iiba, nakaka-challenge pala kapag contravida. Saka I'm very passionate about acting, just like singing," she said.