MANILA -- Just days after her announcement that she would no longer play the iconic Filipina superhero Darna in an upcoming movie, actress Angel Locsin is ready to move forward.
On Thursday, Locsin renewed her contract with ABS-CBN. Present at the contract signing were network executives led by president and CEO Charo Santos-Concio.
"Very happy dito sa contract signing, parang there's more to come. Sabi ko nga may mga bagay tayong hindi naiintindihan... pero simula na ito ng moving forward and excited na akong harapin ang mga plano sa akin ng ABS-CBN itong 2016 and '17," said Locsin, who revealed that she will be doing a movie and a new series.
Locsin admitted that saying goodbye to Darna
was difficult for her.
"Yun na yata 'yung pinakamahabang araw ng buhay ko na kung pupuwede lang sana alas siyete pa lang ay may ['Tonight with Boy Abunda'] na pero I'm happy na nailabas ko na siya. I'm happy na na-explain ko na 'yung side ko sa mga tao, na naintindihan na nila kung ano ang dahilan. Masaya ako na makakapag-move on na nga," she said.
"Itong ginagawa natin ngayon -- itong contract signing -- is parang pinapakita natin sa mga tao na moving forward na tayo. May mga bagay pa tayong pwedeng ipakita sa publiko, so excited ako," Locsin added.
The actress said that after doing her movie with "future mother-in-law" Batangas Governor Vilma Santos, she will be doing another TV series.
Locsin's last teleserye was "The Legal Wife," which aired last year.
"Na-miss ko din gumawa ng drama, ng sampalan. Kidding aside, I miss acting. Natutuwa ako kapag nakakagawa ako ng panibagong character and 'yun nga after nitong movie na ginagawa namin with Governor Santos gusto kong gumawa ng teleserye and then another movie," she said.
In the interview, Locsin also confirmed that she will be doing a project with "Ang Probinsyano" actor Coco Martin.
"I'm hoping na makagawa pa din ako ng action serye o action na pelikula. And I'm excited to say na makakatrabaho ko si Coco na matagal ko ng inaawitan talaga. Akala ko imposible na siyang mangyari pero dahil ang ABS-CBN ngayon ay binigyan nila ako ng Coco Martin so excited ako," Locsin said.
Locsin and Martin worked together for a “Maalaala Mo Kaya
” episode that paid tribute to the slain 44 police commandos who died in an anti-terror operation in Mamasapano, Maguindanao last January.
In a previous interview, Locsin said she would also love to do a movie with Martin, whom she met even before she joined show business.