Kim Rodriguez: Bit player no more

Kapuso actress Kim Rodriguez can kiss her bit player days good-bye.  Thanks to the upcoming teleserye "Kakambal ni Eliana," she is now a lead actress.

"Hanggang ngayon hindi ako makapaniwala na ako yung lead. Nasurprise ako at parang ngayon ko lang nalaman na ako yung lead. Ganoon yung pakiramdam ko ngayon. Ramdam na ramdam ko na sobrang blessed ko,” Kim said at the presscon of the new GMA 7 series.

Read related story: Kristoffer Martin takes things 'one at a time'

The Philippine Movie Press Club’s (PMPC) New Movie Actress of the Year feels grateful that two years after she entered showbiz as  Kim Komatsu, the Kapuso network cast her as Eliana, the girl born with a snake attached to her back.

"Noong una kong nalaman na ako ang lead, nagsimba kaaagad ako at nagapasalamat ako. Pumunta ako sa puntod ng lola ko. Sabi ko, 'Nanay, alam kong ikaw ang dahilan kung bakit sunod-sunod ang blessings,"  Kim said.

Pressure, pressure!

This early, Kim feels the pressure of playing such an important role.

“Mas ramdam ko ang pressure ngayon kasi first time kong maging lead. Dati support kang ako. Hindi naman sa lang, maganda rin naman yung role ko dati. Ngayon heavy drama na. Dati kasi nung sa "Coffee Prince," kikay-kikay. Ngayon, iyakan talaga."

Meanwhile,  Kim denied rumors linking her to  leading men Enzo Pineda and Kristoffer Martin.

Also read: Enzo Pineda Holds Party For Fans

"Magkaibigan lang po kami ni Enzo, ni Kristoffer. Trabaho lang po, kwentuhan."

What’s her advice to  young people who want to join showbiz?

"Kung gusto niyo yung ginagawa niyo, i-enjoy niyo lang para makamit niyo yung gusto niyo,"
Kim replied.

“Kakambal ni Eliana” also stars Jomari Yllana, Antonio Aquitania, Sherilyn Reyes, Chynna Ortaleza, Jean Garcia, Leo Martinez, Carmen Soriano, Eva Darren, Charlene Aguilar,

Lexi Fernandez, Mosang ang Jay-R. It premieres Monday, April 15 on GMA Afternoon Prime.

Chynna Ortaleza
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