Lovi Poe Doesn’t Know Where ‘Primera Aktresa’ Title Came From, Says She’s Just Thankful For ItLovi Poe has been dubbed the Philippines’ “Primera Aktresa” but the young actress says she does not know how that title came about.
Nonetheless, Poe, the daughter of acclaimed actor Fernando Poe Jr. and Rowena Moran, is just thankful for the title she deems is a great compliment to her.
“I don’t know. I’m not aware din naman,” Poe told members of the media in a press conference held at the GMA Network Center this Friday when asked where the title “Primera Aktresa” came from.
Furthermore, when the young actress was asked what her reaction is to negative comments that started circulating when she was given that title, she said that she is “just thankful”.
The 24-year-old, who is currently pursuing a Psychology degree at Miriam College in Quezon City also talked about when the title was presented to her. According to Poe, GMA even had a formal presentation complete with a slideshow to tell her that she will be introduced as the country’s “Primera Aktresa”.
“Nung nag-meeting kami about it, nagulat talaga ako. I felt so happy,” Poe started.
“I don’t know kung paano nag-start. When they told me about it, nag-slide show pa and everything, nagulat ako, as in I was really surprised,” she continued.
According to her, she even cried when they told her about the title because she could not believe this title was being given to her and that these developments were happening for her.
“Sabi ko nga, may mga bagay siguro na nabibigay sa 'yo na nahihiya kang tanggapin. Nung nangyayari yun, napi-feel ko na, ‘Anong ginawa kong tama?’ Parang ganun,” she said.
Nonetheless, the title is inspiring Poe to work harder to be able to live up to it. “Mas ginanahan akong magtrabaho,” she said.
The announcement by GMA that Poe is the Philippines’ “Primera Aktresa” comes as the actress has a new project with the Kapuso Network. This is the show “Akin Pa Rin Ang Bukas”.
“It’s an honor. Hopefully, sana ma-meet ko yung expectations ng lahat ng tao,” Poe said. She will be acting alongside Helen Gamboa, the much-admired actress who was once the leading lady of Lovi’s father.
Poe will also be working with Cesar Montano for the show. The actress said that she felt self-conscious when she had a photoshoot with Montano for the show.
“Naiilang ako kasi dati pinapanood ko lang siya pero ngayon makakatrabaho ko. I’m very excited,” she said.
Other actors Poe will be working with for “Akin Pa Rin Ang Bukas” are Rocco Nacino, Solenn Heussaff and Charee Pineda.
Meanwhile, Poe said that for the new show, she will not be like her usual daring roles. That’s why when asked whether she and Heussaff and Pineda will be having a “Who’s sexiest?” showdown, the actress said that “Hindi! Si Solenn saka si Charee lang ang sexy!”
Explaining her departure from her usual roles, she said, “Siguro I’ve done so much of that. Nakakapagod din.”
She added that this new development is not because her new title as she said, “It’s not necessarily because of that but… for a change naman. Parang people got used to me wearing these outfits or doing production numbers or sexy shoots. Para maiba naman. Kumbaga, back to basics.”