Some women don't mind playing the bad girl. Take 22-year-old actress Vaness del Moral for example, who doesn't mind being stereotyped as a kontrabida and being lined up with other GMA-7 villainesses like Katrina Halili, Iwa Moto, and Glaiza de Castro.
After Gumapang Ka Sa Lusak, the former Starstruck 3 Avenger plays another villainess in GMA-7's afternoon show Sine Serye Presents: Mars Ravelo's Basahang Ginto.
"Okay lang sa akin. Hindi ako natatakot ma-typecast na kontrabida kasi ever since talaga 'yon ang gusto kong maging role. Siguro makikisali lang ako sa kahon ng kontrabida na ipapasok ng GMA-7 doon sa kahon na 'yon," says Vaness.
Her stint in Basahang Ginto is like a dream come true for the young actress because part of its cast is the veteran kontrabida Celia Rodriguez.
Vaness says she looks forward to having a scene with her idol. However, she tells Cosmo.ph, "Natatakot ako. Noong una, nang nalaman ko na kasama si Tita Celia, sabi ko, imposibleng hindi ako magkaroon ng scene with Tita Celia. Kinakabahan ako, natatakot ako dahil baka makaeksena ko siya. Pero may nakapagsabi naman na mabait si Tita Celia. Kailangan lang alam mo ang ginagawa mo at saka alam mo 'yong mga lines mo."
How does she intend to improve her acting skills, especially for kontrabida roles?
"Natural lang, be myself," she quips. "Siyempre, kapag nanonood ka ng TV, sasabihin mo, 'Ay, kapag nag-kontrabida ako, katulad niya or mahigitan ang pagiging kontrabida niya.' Concentrate; [base it sa] mga experiences sa buhay."
Just like other TV stars, Vaness is kept busy by her taping schedules for her soap, some or a lot of which would even last for more than a day at a time. Find out what the pretty kontrabida usually brings with her to stay fresh during taping for Basahang Ginto when you click through to the Gallery below.