MANILA – Veteran actress Princess Punzalan returned to the Philippines on Tuesday night for her TV comeback via “The Story of Us.”
Punzalan has been staying in the United States since 2005, when she left the glitz of show business for a quiet life with husband Jason Field.
Popular for her "kontrabida" portrayals in numerous drama shows, Punzalan said she is happy to do another teleserye.
“Actually I’m very, very excited na kasali ako sa project na ito because napakaganda nung istorya at maganda 'yung flavor ng show na ito. I’m really really excited at saka gustong gusto ko 'yung role.”
“In a way, kontrabida din siya. Pero ganun naman talaga sa buhay, kasi kapag meron tayong mga goals na hindi natin ma-achieve dahil merong humahadlang, parang 'yun ang kontrabida sa buhay natin. So in a way, kontrabida ako sa palabas na ito,” she said.
Although she is now settled abroad, Punzalan admits that there are still times when she misses acting in front of the camera. That's why she feels lucky to have a husband who allows her to do acting projects from time to time.
“Masarap 'yung medyo tahimik, 'yung normal na buhay. Pero nami-miss ko rin talaga 'yung showbiz kaya tumatangap ako [ng project] every now and then kapag pinapayagan ako ng asawa ko. Masaya ako na nandito ako,” she said.
Asked if she is back in the Philippines for good, Punzalan said: “Ah, hindi. Dalawang buwan lang ako dito para lang sa project na ito.”
Headlined by Kim Chiu and Xian Lim, “The Story of Us” airs every week nights after “Dolce Amore.”