It’s hard not to think of death stares and ear-ringing slaps when we hear Gladys Reyes’ name.
Some of us watched her growing up making the lives of our heroines a living hell on TV. It’s her job and when she steps in to the set, she’s there to give her all. And there’s no playing nice.
"Ako mismo kailangan nararamdaman mo ko kung ano 'yung eksena. Kailangan papasok ako dun sa karakter ko, mawawala 'yung pagkatao ko bilang Gladys, ako na 'yung character na gagampanan ko,” she said on “Tonight With Boy Abunda” last Thursday, November 23.
That’s why she issued a fair warning to her future co-stars to get ready for the real thing when working with her.
“Kaya sorry na lang dun sa ka-eksena ko, kung sakitan, sakitan! Hindi sa gusto kong manakit. Pero kailangan kung sinabunutan kita ng ganito, kailangan 'yung ramdam ng tao,” she explained.
And when she’s working on an afternoon drama, Gladys may have to go a little more extra. "Lalo na kung panghapon 'yung soap opera, tendency siyempre, siesta time 'yan, gisingin 'yung mga tao! Kaya 'wag sila magtaka... 'yung talagang kalamnan mo nanginginig."
But Gladys is no Cruella Deville in real life. She is a loving mom to three kids and the perfect wife to her childhood sweetheart and former “Mara Clara” co-star Christopher Roxas, who just received a motor bike from her as an anniversary gift.
They’re also planning to renew their wedding vows to celebrate their 25th year as a couple.
Gladys is appearing in an episode of “Ipaglaban Mo” titled “Kulam”this Saturday, November 25. She is also part of the upcoming film “Ang Dalawang Mrs. Reyes” starring her close friend Judy Ann Santos and Angelica Panganiban.