Nikki says relationship with Billy still 'strong'


Posted at Jun 04 2012 08:25 PM | Updated as of Jun 05 2012 05:29 PM

Singer and actress Nikki Gil with boyfriend Billy Crawford

MANILA, Philippines – Singer and actress Nikki Gil said her relationship with boyfriend Billy Crawford remains strong despite the long distance.

Crawford flew to France a month ago to revive his music career in Europe.

According to Gil, she and Crawford have adjusted to the new setup. Although it is not easy, considering the time difference and their hectic schedules, both of them exert effort to take care of their relationship while they are working hard to succeed in their respective careers.

"Billy and I are okay. Yes, it's hard to be away from each other but we make sure that we keep in touch everyday either through phone calls or Skype," she said.

Gil further revealed that her family is a big factor as she adjusts to her long-distance love affair. "I'm blessed to have a complete family. We get to help one another emotionally and spiritually by knowing what to pray for each other," she said.

Meanwhile, Gil's showbiz career keeps on blossoming, especially with her “bida-kontrabida” role in the afternoon series "Mundo Man ay Magunaw," such that she is ready to take on bigger and more challenging projects.

"I still want to be the villain but with a bigger twist where I will be required to shift portrayals in a snap," she said.

To hone her craft as an actress, Gil said she hopes to work with some of the most talented actors in the industry.

"I'd be happy to be part of a project where I'll get to work with serious actors with the likes of Coco Martin, from whom I'll learn so much in terms of acting," she said.

She said she is also open to go sexy. "If the character will require it, I can do it. But to play a sexy character with a sexy theme to start with, maybe I'll just leave that to the more professional. Because it also takes a certain talent and skill to be an effective sexy actress," she explained.

As to her soap, Gil revealed more twists that are about to happen. "In the story, a lot will be fixed, but many will also be destroyed. When we get to read the script on tapings, even us, the cast, are surprised with the big revelations in the show," she said.

“Mundo Man ay Magunaw” airs weekdays at 2:30 pm, after “It’s Showtime” on ABS-CBN.