<script async src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js"></script> <!-- Showbiz Portal Bottom 1 300x250, created 10/15/10 --> <ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display:inline-block;width:300px;height:250px" data-ad-client="ca-pub-1272644781333770" data-ad-slot="2530175011"></ins> <script> (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); </script>
Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Oct 19, 2015

Heart Evangelista Successfully Divides Her Time As An Actress In 'Beautiful Strangers' And Being A Politician's Wife

HEART EVANGELISTA says she owes a debt of gratitude to Sen. Miriam Santiago for being the matchmaker who introduced her to her hubby, Sen. Chiz Escudero, but this doesn't mean that she will support the presidential candidacy of their ninang sa kasal. "Siempre, my loyalty is with Chiz," she says. "At kay Sen. Grace Poe na siyang kasama niya sa ticket nila. Mananatili ako and my husband na good friends ni Sen. Miriam at tatanaw pa rin kami ng utang na loob sa kanya, although I was really very much surprised nang bigla siyang magdelakra ng candidacy niya."

Heart now realizes it's not easy to have your own career and be a politician's wife at the same time. Recently, she figured in a freak accident when she fell down the stairs in her home. "Natapilok kasi ako habang bumababa at nasubsob. Tumama pati ang chin ko sa hagdan kaya namaga rin ito. Dahil ditto, hindi ako nakapag-taping for a while for 'Beautiful Strangers' kasi kita talaga on screen na namamaga ang baba ko. Sila ang nag-decide na huwag muna ako mag-work and they even sent me a bouquet of flowers wishing me to get well soon. Hindi ko pinost sa social media ang picture ko na namamaga ang baba ko, but I posted the picture of the flowers they sent me."

Despite the pain, though, she had to go to the Senate to host a birthday party for her husband for senate employees. "Out of town kasi si CHiz that day, so ako na ang nagpunta sa senado. Kapag hindi siya makararatying sa ibang invitations niya, ako na ang nagpupunta to represent him."

Does Sen. Chiz obligate her to do this? "Ay, no, no. Hindi niya ako at all nire-require kasi naiintindihan din niya how busy I am sa trabaho ko bilang isang artista. But I do it out of my own accord. Gusto ko talaga kasi makatulong sa kanya, Lalo na sa pangangampanya. And I'm glad nakakasama ko ang friend kong si Lovi Poe of 'Beautiful Strangers' ditto. Just recently, magkasama kaming nagging guests sa isang event sa Sorsogon. Bale iisang partido lang kasi kami kasi she's also supporting her sister Sen. Grace Poe."

They may be the best of friends off cam, but in "Beautiful Strangers", Heart and Lovi remain to be the worst of enemies. Heart as Kristine languishes in jail for the case filed against her by Lovi Poe as Joyce, who has gone to Tagaytay to marry Heart's brother, Benjamin Alves as Lawrence. Dina Bonnevie as Benjamin's mom, Alejandra, is so angry about this but she pretends to accept Lovi as her daughter in law. Heart gets a new lawyer, Gabby Eigenmann as Atty. Gani, to help get her out of jail. When a group of prisoners tried to escape, Heart is one of them, but this leads to accident that thwarts the escape attempt. Rocco Nacino as Noel succeeds in stealing all the pieces of evidence against Heart and because of this, the case against Heart avoided. But Rocco is wounded in the process and he might pay for it with his onw life.