Pressure inspires Pokwang to work harder

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 21 2014 02:00 PM | Updated as of May 21 2014 10:00 PM

Pokwang. File Photo.

MANILA – Pokwang is managing box office expectations for her upcoming movie which will be the next release of Star Cinema following the expected blockbuster team-up of Sarah Geronimo and Coco Martin.

Pokwang is set to start work on the new movie with Zanjoe Marudo.

In an interview with ABS-CBN News’ Gretchen Fullido on Sunday, Pokwang said the pressure will always be there.

“Maganda 'yung may pressure para nagsusumikap ka. Maganda
'yung may nilu-look forward ka para pagbutihan mo 'yung trabaho mo,” Pokwang said.

After her movie with Marudo, the comedienne revealed that she will again work on another film with Star Cinema, as well as one for the The Filipino Channel (TFC), who was behind her solo movie "A Mother's Story."

“Same director ng ‘A Mother's Story.’ Lilipad ako ng San Francisco para mag-shoot. Medyo romantic-comedy ito ng bongga. Basta ang alam ko 'yung ka-partner ko, 70% English. Malamang habang sinu-shoot, marami akong tissue sa tabi ko,” she said.

With all her upcoming projects, does Pokwang still have time for love?

“Wala, hindi 'yun ang priority. Sabi ko nga kapag grumaduate ang anak ko, lalandi ako ng bongga. Mga dalawang taon pa. Na-promise ko sa kanya 'yan,” she said.

Asked to give advice to those aspiring to make it big in showbiz, Pokwang said, “Ang kakambal lagi ng pangarap ay dasal at pagsisikap.”

“Hindi pwedeng pangarap lang pero hindi gumagalaw. And of course kung alam natin kung saan tayo magaling, 'yun ang i-enhance natin ng bongga. Ipakita natin sa kanila kung ano 'yung meron tayo. Lahat tayo merong unique qualities. Iba rin talaga 'yung dasal and may tiwala sa sarili,” she added.