Angeline Quinto not bothered by comparisons

Posted at 02/07/2013 1:29 PM | Updated as of 02/07/2013 1:29 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Singer-actress Angeline Quinto does not get bothered when she is being compared to other romantic-comedy actresses in the Kapamilya network.

Singer-actress Angeline Quinto

This after she was given a break to star in her own rom-com series “Kahit Konting Pagtingin” with actors Sam Milby and Paulo Avelino.

In an interview with entertainment website Push.com.ph, Quinto said being compared to other actresses is just normal in the industry, especially for someone who is just starting out.

“Hindi naman natin maiiwasan yun. I’m sure kahit sila Ate Toni Gonzaga at Sarah Geronimo nung nag-uumpisa ay ganito rin 'yung napagdaanan. Halos lahat naman talaga ng tao hindi mo maiiwasan na may masabi kung bago. Lalo na ako na baguhan sa teleserye,” she said.

Quinto said she will just do her best when acting in front of the camera to show everyone that she deserves this break.

“Alam ko naman na [iko-compare ako] although iniisip ko na lang na bakit ko naman papansinin pa yun? Basta ako ginagawa ko lang kung ano 'yung trabaho na ibinibigay sa akin,” she said.

Quinto said when she was told about “Kahit Konting Pagtingin,” it took her a while before she could fully absorb the news.

“Hindi ako makatulog. Sobrang hindi ko alam kung ano 'yung magiging reaction ko at unang-una nga ayokong malaman ng iba, gusto ko ako lang. Hindi ko alam kung bakit ganun (laughs). Siguro nahiya ako kasi nga iniisip ko din yung sasabihin nila, na baka sabihin nila, ‘Ano ba 'yan? Ang aga-aga pa lang para magkaroon ng teleserye 'yan.’ Baka ganun 'yung iisipin ng mga tao,” she said.

“Una kong sinabihan 'yung nanay ko at sobrang natuwa din siya pero nandun din 'yung isip kung kakayanin ko nga kasi nga minsan kapag may mga out-of-town ako na show, mahirap na sa akin 'yung sunod-sunod lalo pa kung lagi akong puyat,” she added.

But being a self-confessed fan of romantic-comedy shows, Quinto believes she will not have a hard time with her role.

“Kaya din siguro ganito 'yung pakikitungo ko sa tao na sinasabi nila na nakakatawa ako kasi bata pa lang ako 'yun na 'yung hilig kong panuorin, lalo na 'yung mga pelikula ni Ms. Maricel Soriano,” she said.

“Kahit Konting Pagtingin” airs from Monday to Friday before “TV Patrol” on ABS-CBN.