MANILA, Philippines - Comebacking actress Vivian Velez expressed her intention to work with young actress Bea Alonzo.
In an interview during a thanksgiving party for ABS-CBN's "Imortal," Velez said that aside from John Lloyd Cruz and Angel Locsin, her co-stars in "Imortal," she also hopes to work with Alonzo, whom she described as a great actress.
"Well si Bea isa sa pinakamagaling nating artista ngayon when it comes to acting," Velez said.
Dubbed as Miss Beautiful of her generation, Velez cited not only Alonzo but also her mother network for a job well done when it comes to honing its stars.
"Lahat nasa ABS-CBN. I think ABS-CBN management really takes it seriously na dapat hindi lang sikat ang isang artista o maganda. Kailangan magaling ding umarte," she said.
Velez figured in a controversy after she expressed her opinion about the acting of Marian Rivera, who did the TV remake of Velez's film "Babaeng Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang."
In the interview, Velez maintained that she was just giving her opinion as an actress.
"Alam mo naging isyu nga 'yon. In fact ang daming nagagalit sa akin [na mga] Marian fans because of the opinion I said. Alam mo kasi nag-filmmaking din kasi ako. Nakalimutan ko na nasa showbiz na pala ako so kailangan maging plastic ako at hindi magbigay ng tamang opinion.
"So nagkamali ako doon kasi ako lang naman sinasabi ko kung ano ang opinion ko. Wala akong masamang sinasabi. Siyempre may karapatan ako kasi pelikula ko 'yon at ako ang gumanap doon so pwede kong sabihin kung nagustuhan ko o hindi."
Velez said she never intended to hurt anyone because she also experienced getting constructive criticisms when she was also starting in showbiz.
"Pero ako hindi ako nagalit kahit kanino. Para sa akin constructive criticisms 'yon kaya pinagbuti ko lang ang acting ko at ang craft ko. I think that's the way other actresses or actors should take it. Opinion ko lang naman 'yon pero baka ang iba ay nagandahan, hindi ba? Pero ako, 'yon nga ang sinabi ko--'Kulang sa anghang.' 'Yon lang," Velez said.