MANILA -- After joining the ABS-CBN game show "The Singing Bee" early this month, '80s singer Lilet is ready for a grand showbiz comeback, as she joins the cast of her first TV soap.
Lilet, who shot to fame via a soft drinks commercial and is best known for her hit song "Tulak Ng Bibig, Kabig Ng Dibdib," is set to appear in the upcoming TV series "Forevermore," which will be top-billed by young stars Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano.
"Excited ako kasi first teleserye. Kung manood man ako ng teleserye it has always been an ABS-CBN show. So, excited ako nung in-offer sa akin ang role na ito. Although it's very different from how I really am. Sobrang kailangan ng acting skills para talagang mapi-play ko 'yung role," Lilet told reporters on Tuesday
Lilet, who is now a married and has a daughter, said she wasn't really planning on returning to showbiz.
"Nagulat na lang din ako kasi nag-open 'yung doors. Nag-guest lang ako sa 'Singing Bee,' then biglang tinatawagan nila ako. 'Would you like to try it out.' Tapos sabi ko, sige try natin para something new," she added.
In "Forevermore," Lilet will play the "workaholic" mother of Gil.
"She's constantly trying to prove herself to the mother-in-law. Ako 'yung magpapahirap sa kanila," she said.
The singer admitted that as part of her preparation, she is now trying to lose weight.
"Nanonood ako ngayon ng mga pwede kong parang reference na characters based sa character description na ibinigay nila sa akin. Saka I'm trying to slim down kasi kailangan sa role," she said.