Kapuso actress Heart Evangelista took her husband’s advice to be confident and be true to one’s self.
In an interview with GMA Network, Heart said that her husband Senator Chiz Escudero would always give her advice.
"[He] would always tell me na hindi ka dapat maging plastic just because your husband is in politics. Be true to yourself and be confident with who you are and I think people will appreciate that," she narrated.
The actress also revealed that she asks her husband for permission before accepting projects like her newest TV series with the Kapuso Network – Juan Happy Love Story, a sexy and naught primetime series where she has to temporarily shed her conservative image.
"I always ask my husband kung okay lang ba na ganito. Kasi there are a lot of serious people that say you can't dress up like this. You have to talk like this. You have to behave like this," she said.
In a separate interview with 24 Oras, Heart said that her new role opposite Kapuso hunk Dennis Trillo is a challenge for her.
“Out of character. Ibig sabihin sobrang naughty siya so parang ngayon nakaka-excite siya kasi ibang Heart ang makikita nila sa soap na ‘to,” she said.
“Go, go for it. Go for changes para bago naman. Hindi siya boring para sa akin mag-taping,” she added.
She also noted that she is more open to these kinds of roles now due to her married life.
“You’re very secure. You’re very comfortable about yourself as a woman. Parang hindi ka masyadong nahihiya. Parang ganun. Ganun pala ‘yun na pag kasal ka na, medyo mas open ka,” she explained.
Heart is happy that more people now have a wider perspective to these kinds of things and that they understand that she is just doing her job as an actress.
"I think people now aren't like before na grabe yung pag-iisip nila. I think they appreciate that I'm doing my own thing kesa 'yung lagi na lang akong nandoon at nakikialam ako sa ginagawa niya. It's the same with me," she observed.
Juan Happy Love Story airs from Monday to Friday, after Once Again in GMA Telebabad.