Rafael Rosell idolizes ‘Habang May Buhay’ co-star Judy Ann Santos
|by Manila P. Santos | January 03, 2009 7:34 PM | |
After they first got to work together in an episode of Mars Ravelo’s Komiks Presents: Inday Bote, Rafael Rosell feels lucky to be able to work with Judy Ann Santos in the new drama series Habang May Buhay. The Coverboys member admits that he can’t help but be impressed by Judai’s talent and professionalism. “Oh it was awesome. Judai is Judai talaga. There’s nothing more I can say to that. All the good associations that you can say about her, that’s Judai talaga. Walang siyang ere sa set. She’s so nice. Very patient and super hardworking. In Inday Bote, we didn’t really get to hang out. But this time around, we got to na. ‘Pag free time, we just hang out. ‘Pag start na ng work, bigay lahat talaga siya. I enjoy working with her, but I also idolize her for her focus on work. I understand now how she got to where she is. She’s really a hard worker. 100% focus and determination and professionalism,” he says.
The model and actor also has a slew of projects in line for the year. “Of course I’m on ASAP every Sunday. Then Habang May Buhay will start soon on Primetime Bida. I’m also going to be part of another series starring Maja Salvador,” he adds. Rafael is also slated to be part of Maruja, which stars Kristine Hermosa and new Kapamilya Karylle.
The hunky actor says he continues to keep in shape by doing his favorite form of exercise, the Brazilian art of Capoeira. “I haven’t trained in, like, forever since we got busy. Ever since I got back from the States from the Coverboys concert, I still haven’t played. But I will start training again soon,” he says.
Rafael also feels thankful for the Coverboys fans who have been supporting them, especially with their shows abroad. “Ang saya, sobrang saya. We were super thankful sa mga taong nandun dahil dito sa Pilipinas, there’s a fan base na. Pero all the way there in the States, we didn’t know we managed to reach out to those people kasi sobrang heartwarming talaga yung mga shows namin dun,” he recalls.
Rafael also shares his favorite way of unwinding after a long day’s work. “Do you really, really want to know? I’m supposed to sleep, but I bought a HDMI TV, and a gaming console called PlayStation 3 and I sacrificed sleep for that. That makes it really, really difficult to discipline myself. So that’s why I’m always puyat,” he admits.
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