Actress-producer Iana Bernardez would consider it a dream come true if she gets the chance to work with her mother, veteran actress Angel Aquino.
In the media conference for the iWantTFC series “Misis Piggy”, Iana revealed that she’s willing to wait for the time she and Angel team up for a project.
“We’ve never worked together. That’s my dream. Sana we work together someday. Willing to wait naman,” she spoke of her dream opportunity.
When asked if she feels any pressure from being the daughter of a seasoned talent like Angel, Iana said that, while it’s helpful for her to be using her father’s surname instead of Angel’s, she carries pride in who her mom is as a woman and an actress.
“I think helpful na—and I think Ria (Atayde) feels the same way—we use our fathers’ names in the industry so that hindi agad-agad na ‘Aquino ka? Anak ka ba ni ganyan?’ Kasi alam ko namang kamukha ko daw siya so ‘pag ginamit ko pa ‘yung Aquino, automatic na may shadow na ni Mommy. Which I don’t mind, I’m so proud of my mom. She’s a beautiful woman, a great actress. I’m very proud of her,” she answered.
Nonetheless, Iana admits that there is a certain pressure that comes with following the footsteps of her mother.
“She allowed me to get into the industry on my own, on my feet,” she said. “Nung pinasok ko ‘yung pag-aartista, yes, medyo na-pressure ako. Kasi Angel Aquino ‘yun. At her age now, she still looks that beautiful.”
“In terms of acting, yes, I feel pressured kasi siyempre very critical tayo as an audience na ‘Hay naku, ba’t siya artista?’ So ‘pag ako ‘yung sinalang dun, actually ‘yung pressure, not actually from my mom, but knowing the conversations that happen in the monitor, behind the scenes. But in terms of my mom, generous siya but nili-limit niya para I work harder,” she added.
Even though a certain level of pressure comes with her work, Iana is set on forging a path of her own in the industry. In fact, she was excited for Angel to watch “Misis Piggy” wherein Iana stars as the middle child of Sylvia Sanchez’s lead character.
“Happy ako with how the show turned out after watching it several times in post (production), and I really want my mom to see it because it’s also an offering to all the mothers,” she shared.
Written and directed by Carlo Enciso Catu, “Misis Piggy” follows the story of Marivic (Sylvia), a hardworking single mother whose three children face the realities and changes of adulthood. It also stars Ria Atayde, Elijah Canlas, Ricky Davao, and Fino Herrera.
You can now watch “Misis Piggy” on iWantTFC!
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