In an exclusive interview with LionhearTV, actress Bianca Umali thanked GMA7 for the trust and blessings she received from the network.
“I’m very thankful for all the blessings that they have given me and for the trust that they have po sa akin,” said Bianca.
Bianca recalled her days as an extra on scenes where she would be just in the background.
“Actually even before then, nagstart po ako ng Extra-Extra. Nagstart ako bilang talent. Nagstart ako as yung mga passerby. Yung mga nakaupo lang jan sa gilid para may kumakain sa table sa shot na to ng director at yung artista da-dialogue sa harap ko. Ganon po ako nagsimula eh,” Bianca narrated.
She also remembered how her grandmother (Lola) would come with her to the film locations despite being an extra.
“So ang naalala ko palagi is yung sinasamahan ako ng lola ko kahit na talent lang ako. Pupunta kami sa GMA at 2 AM in the morning because by 3 AM mayroon ng pull out ng service na magkakasabay na pupunta yung mga talent sa location,” said Bianca.
Bianca also noted that it took a lot of hard work to get to where she is now. She also wanted to give back to her Lola for all of the effort and support throughout her career.
“Nothing comes easy naman po talaga sa buhay natin. It’s hard work. Of course number one nag push sa akin is my Lola. Number one inspiration ko yung Lola ko, is to give back to her and everything I do is for her,” said Bianca.
Bianca started her showbiz career in 2009. She starred in multiple GMA Network hit TV series like Kambal Karibal and Sahaya. She will also star in the upcoming third season of HBO’s original series Halfworlds.