Antoinette Taus and Marian Rivera. (Composite Photo)
MANILA – Antoinette Taus is flattered when some people say she has a resemblance with Marian Rivera, the current girlfriend of the former child star's ex-boyfriend Dingdong Dantes.
In an interview with ABS-CBN News on Tuesday, Taus said she finds such comments flattering because she thinks Rivera is really beautiful.
“Everybody has been saying [that], which I always say na flattered din ako kasi nagagandahan ako sa kanya at napaka-sexy niya. So kung 'yun ang sinasabi nila, thank you. Honestly thank you talaga,” she said.
In fact, Taus said it was Dantes himself who first told her about that observation.
“Ang daming nagsasabi …dati pa. Si Dingdong ang unang nagsabi sa akin niyan nung una pa lang na nag-show silang dalawa. And then 'yun na, sunud-sunod na,” she related.
Returning to showbiz
Meanwhile, Taus revealed she is excited to be back in the Philippines -- and in showbiz -- 10 years since she moved to the United States.
“It actually feels greater than I even expected. Supposed to be dapat long vacation lang ito so balak ko sana sa trip na ito, magwo-work ako ng konti lang and spend time with my family. Tapos ang dami na lang nangyari na hindi ko ine-expect. I always live life according to what I think God’s will is. So ang dating is parang sinasabi niya sa akin na dito muna ako, so dito muna ako,” she said.
On Tuesday, Taus inked a contract with Viva Entertainment, which includes a comeback album.
Asked if her supporters could expect a different Antoinette Taus now, the actress said, “Malamang. Una naman kasi talaga, parang hindi ko naman na kaya magpa-tweetums. The real me naman, I’m really bubbly. I don’t want to say aggressive but I’m very outgoing and straightforward so hopefully makakita din sila ng ibang side sa akin.”
Taus said she is happy to return to showbiz, which, she noted, has become more dynamic.
“Ang showbiz ngayon extra daring. I’m proud of the industry though. Nagbago siya, very Hollywood na 'yung ibang projects and 'yung mga artista, everybody is looking so amazing and fabulous. I’m really looking forward to getting back,” she said.
First onscreen kiss
Despite this, Taus said she is quite nervous with her comeback because she has never had a kissing scene in all her previous projects.
Asked if she would agree that her first onscreen kiss would be with Dantes, she said, “If so baka mas maging komportable siguro ako nun. Maybe. Ang weird. I don’t know. Kasi at least matagal na kaming magkakilala and naging kami naman talaga before pero either way, I guess anything that you do on camera is different from what you do off camera. Kasi on camera, trabaho 'yun.”
According to Taus, she would love to have a reunion project with Dantes as much as she wants to work with other artists.
“Ako I’m open to anything. Kaya nga hindi ko maintindihan 'yung mga nagpapaaway-away. Wala naman talagang anything negative on my end. I’m happy to be here and I’m excited to work with anyone. I’m excited. Feeling ko maraming exciting na pwedeng mangyari kung magkaroon ng projects na reunion so I’m open to anything,” she said. – from a report by Mario Dumaual, ABS-CBN News