MANILA, Philippines – Television host Boy Abunda was supposed to be part of the upcoming ABS-CBN series “A Beautiful Affair.”
Abunda made the revelation on “The Buzz” on Sunday while he and co-host Charlene Gonzales were interviewing “A Beautiful Affair” lead stars Bea Alonzo and John Lloyd Cruz.
|Award-winning television host Boy Abunda
According to Abunda, it was director Laurenti Dyogi himself who offered him a role in the series.
“I was offered to be part of the “A Beautiful Affair.” In-offer po ako ni Direk Lauren. I was supposed to own an art gallery sa Vienna tapos nasunog and then Lloydie was supposed to come to me for love advice,” he shared.
Abunda, however, said he felt the role wasn't right for him.
“Sabi ko parang hindi ko yata gusto na masusunog ang art gallery. Gusto ko ang role kung ako ay lalabas sa siang teleserye, 'yung medyo bagay sa akin. Abogado sabi ko. What they did, they wrote another role. Lawyer naman, magbabasa ng will,” he said.
But when the award-winning television host learned that he will only be delivering four lines, he disagreed to do it.
“There was a scene there na may will. Babasahin ko 'yung four lines. Sabi ko bakit four lines lang? I want more lines. Doon sa apat na linya, sasabat pa si Bea. Sabi ko ayaw ko na lang,” he said.
Joking he would just wait for the next material, Abunda said in jest that he could just not do it.
Joining Cruz and Alonzo in the series are John Estrada, John Arcilla, Jaime Fabregas, Jim Paredes, Slater Young, Megan Young and Maritoni Fernandez.
Billed as the "long-awaited return of the love team that defined a generation," "A Beautiful Affair" is Alonzo and Cruz's first TV project together in four years. It also marks the 10th anniversary of their onscreen team-up.
The series will premiere on ABS-CBN's Primetime Bida on October 29.