Janice De Belen Admits Feeling Awkward With Role In New Series

MANILA, Philippines-She has played all kinds of roles in her career, from one raped by a refrigerator to one hassled by tiyanaks, but Janice de Belen considers her character in her current TV series as one of the trickiest there is for any actor to take on.

On "Ina, Kapatid, Anak," Janice is wife to the character played by singer-actor Ariel Rivera, who happens to be her real-life brother-in-law.

On "TV Patrol" Oct. 11, the actress admitted feeling awkward with the situation at first.

"But, you know, as actors you need to get past all those things. Kasama yon sa trabaho eh," she said of playing lovey dovey on cam with the husband of her sister, Gelli de Belen.

Another challenge for Janice is being a "maldita" person in the series----far different from who she is off cam, and even from most of the goody-two shoes roles she had played in the past.

"For the longest time lagi na lang mabait [yung mga roles ko], but the thing, you need to explore to find something kasi importante sa artista yung machallenge ka eh."

A drama, "Ina, Kapatid, Anak" is loosely based on the 1979 film of the same title. According to pre-publicity write-ups, the series focuses on the lives of those in high society.

The stars of the series are Kim Chiu and Xian Lim (who reunite after "My Binondo Girl" that started their love team), Maja Salvador and Enchong Dee. Janice plays supporting character, Beatrice Marasigan.

Prior to "Ina, Kapatid, Anak," Janice appeared on "Budoy" and "Showbiz Inside Report." She burst into the scene as child actress way back in the '70s via the TV show "Kool!!!" though it was in "Flordeluna" that she gained renown.

Editor’s note:Yahoo Philippines encourages responsible comments that add dimension to the discussion. No bashing or hate speech, please. You can express your opinion without slamming others or making derogatory remarks.

  • Docu exposes destruction of PH marine resources VERA Files - The Inbox
    Docu exposes destruction of PH marine resources

    By Kiersnerr Gerwin B. Tacadena, VERA Files “Gutom (hunger),” Sen. Loren Legarda said is what’s in store for the Filipino people if destruction of our marine resources is not stopped. Legarda, chair of the Senate committee on Environmetn and Natural … Continue reading → …

  • ‘Yolanda’ fiberglass boats modern-day Noah’s ark VERA Files - The Inbox
    ‘Yolanda’ fiberglass boats modern-day Noah’s ark

    By Jane Dasal, VERA Files If you want to save the earth, build a boat. That's what a group of environmentalists is saying, especially if you want to save both the forests and fishermen affected by supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan). “Haiyan … Continue reading → …

  • Environmental groups oppose proposed coal-fired power plants VERA Files - The Inbox
    Environmental groups oppose proposed coal-fired power plants

    By Patricia Isabel Gloria, VERA Files GROUPS opposed to the building of 25 coal-fired power plants within the next six years gathered outside the gates of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Tuesday, International Earth Day, as … Continue reading → …

POLL
Loading...
Poll Choice Options