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Gloria Romero still active after 60 years in showbiz

by FFE Entertainment News staff

Dubbed the Queen of Philippine Movies, Gloria Romero said in an interview with Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP.ph) that she has no plans of retiring yet. In fact, the 79-year-old actress is set to play a major role in GMA-7’s upcoming TV series Akin Pa Rin Ang Bukas, set on September 9.

The veteran actress said “I’m so lucky, you know, [I’m still being given good roles. Producers are not forgetting me].”

“I’m grateful [that] I’m still around.”

Gloria confessed that there were times during her 60 years in show business when she felt like quitting. Its stories with good scripts that make her continue. She said “[I don’t want to be bored at home] and if I love the story… I accept.”

When asked if she had plans to retire, the actress said that “if ever I’m going to retire, [it’s] when I cannot memorize my lines anymore.”

The actress is one of the nominees for Female Showbiz Treasure of the Year in PEPster’s Choice 2013 2nd quarter.

Gloria Romero is one of the few actresses of her time who still remains active in show business. When asked about her secret for staying in so long, she said “I love what I’m doing. It’s my passion. I love working.”

She also said she felt lucky her dream of becoming an actress came true thanks to her exposure through Sampaguita Pictures, the biggest film production company during her time. She added “Everything in God’s perfect time. [He will grant us our dreams], as long as we have faith in God and also a lot of prayers.”

A younger Gloria Romero

Gloria advises young actors to love their work if they want to last long in the industry.

“They should work hard for it, [for them] to achieve whatever they want to achieve… in any kind of job you are in, you really have to love and [respect the work].

“You really have to have discipline, [dedication].”




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