Kathleen Hermosa Transfers To Gma 7For so long, Kathleen Hermosa has been a Kapamilya actress. But now that she wants to move to another stage in her career, she decided to transfer to the Kapuso network.
Hermosa, the sister of much famous actress Kristine Hermosa, started in "That's Entertainment" and then later on transferred to ABS-CBN's Star Magic after being discovered.
Although she has been with the Kapamilya network for 17 years, Hermosa said she hasn't been given a contract for the past two years. ABS-CBN, however, supports her when there are jobs on the side that she can do.
However, Hermosa said "I just need to grow as an actress and, I think, since mahal ko talaga ito, mahal ko ito, ito talaga ang gusto ko, kaya ako nagpapakaseryoso."
In her transfer to GMA-7, Hermosa will be given a contrabida role in the upcoming remake of "Anna Karenina." She said she always wanted to play the role of a contrabida, and would even want to win awards for that particular role.
This will be her first regular show as a Kapuso. She guested on "Cielo de Angelina," "My Lady Boss" and Dance of the Steel Bars."
Being a Kapuso actress is an "answered prayer" for Hermosa. She said there was a time when she also became frustrated because she is only known as Kristine's sister.
However, as generations changed, a lot of the teens nowadays will finally have a chance to know the real Kathleen outside the shadow of her more popular sister. She admitted that being compared to her sister is a little daunting because she thought she will always be "Kristine's sister."
"Wala kang pangalan… palagi kang nagpapakilala. Kahit na gaano mo i-build ang confidence mo, wala, e, napu-pull down. I was thinking, 'Hindi man ngayong panahon na ito, pero darating din ang time ko.'"
This is the first time Hermosa will have a manager because for so long, she has always managed her own career and decided to stay in her so-called comfort zone.
As for her love life, Hermosa said she is very happy with her four-year relationship with Martin Imperial. Since her parents are in Canada and she rarely sees Kristine, who is now married to Oyo Boy Sotto, she said Imperial is really her support system.
However, Hermosa dismissed rumors that they are planning to get married already. She wears an engagement ring, yes, but there are no plans yet to tie the knot. For now, she is simply happy to have someone special with her.
"Pero thankful ako kung anuman ang nangyari sa akin, wala man, hindi man kumpleto ang family ko ngayon, at least alam ko na we love each other.”
However, when asked about Kristine, Hermosa turned cryptic and said everything will turn out alright in the future. She didn't reveal the details, but she said every family has to go through some problems.