|Actress Jessy Mendiola. File Photo
MANILA, Philippines - Actress Jessy Mendiola wants to avoid being typecast in sexy roles.
Mendiola, who rose to fame by playing the lead role in sexy television series "Sabel," is set to appear on ABS-CBN's upcoming show "Budoy" opposite hunk actor Gerald Anderson.
"Thank God at hindi ako na-typecast sa ganoong role," she said, referring to sexy roles.
Asked about her role in "Budoy," Mendiola said, "Ibang iba po siya sa 'Sabel.' Sa 'Budoy' po very much good girl po ang role ko."
Last month, Mendiola admitted she has been receiving hate mail and negative tweets since she started to work with Anderson for "Budoy."
It was reported that there are still members of Kimerald -- fans of the loveteam of Anderson and actress Kim Chiu -- who do not like Anderson's new leading lady.
In an interview, Mendiola said she fully understands the reaction of some fans.
Members of Kimerald, however, have denied that the hate mail came from them.