Actress Bea Alonzo recounted the challenges she faced adjusting as a Kapuso at the media conference for Start-Up with the press, including LionhearTV, on September 17, 2022.
Alonzo cited how she welcomed challenges while stressing how she values her happiness now compared to when she was younger.
“Siguro challenge, kasi winewelcome ko ‘yung mga ganyan, ‘yung discomfort, ‘yung pagiging uncomfortable ko.
“Di naman fearful, siguro ‘yung kaibahan noong nag-uumpisa ako, siguro noon parang ang dami mong gusto mong patunayan, and of course, I was in my teenage years so mas takot akong sa sasabihin ng tao tungkol sayo, now that I’m in my thirties, I care less about that, and I care more about what’s going to make me happy.”
She then explained that she’s still on her toes and continuously tries to be the best version of herself as a new Kapuso star.
“So ngayon ganon pa rin, siyempre adjustment period, first ko sila lahat makakatrabaho, so I’m always on my toes, trying to let them feel na okay akong ka-trabaho, and also I try to always be the best version of myself in front of them and also para sa trabaho ko.
“Pero, ang difference now that I’m starting again, ngayon mas ine-enjoy ko ‘yung every moment. Kasi minsan na shadow–nagkakaroon ng shadow of fear and pressure, but now, parang mas ine-enjoy ko na siya. Ngayon alam ko na, na now that I have a second chance to Start Up again, now I know how to enjoy.”
As for her Start-Up co-star Alden Richards, she highlighted how the Kapuso actor became her welcoming committee in her first GMA Network series.
“Siyempre masaya, kapag nag-uusap naman kami hindi ganito. Siyempre ngayon ko lang naririnig ‘yung mga ‘to. So of course, I’m very thankful and very, very flattered, and I can say na I feel the same way about him na alam mo ‘yun, siya ‘yung parang naging welcoming committee ko sa GMA Network. Close niya lahat ng mga staff, ‘yung mga artista.”
Bea Alonzo stars in the Kapuso series, Start-Up, a Philippine adaptation of the hit Netflix Korean series from 2020.
The main cast of the series also includes Alden Richards, Yasmien Kurdi, and Jeric Gonzales.
Other Kapuso stars also joined the much-awaited adaptation, including Gabby Eigenmann, Jackie Lou Blanco, Ayen Munji-Laurel, Boy 2 Quizon, Royce Cabrera, Nino Muhlach, Lovely Rivero, Kim Domingo, and Ms. Gina Alajar.
Catch Start-Up, Alden Richards, and Bea Alonzo’s first-ever drama series together, premiering on September 26, 2022, at 8: 50 p.m., via GMA Telebabad.