Award-winning actress Nathalie Hart has admitted that playing lesbian was one of the most difficult roles she portrayed in recent years.
“It’s my first time to play a lesbian role. I’m very excited na nagawa ko siya at nalunok ko yung role na ito. I think I gave justice to the role,” said Nathalie, during a mini-press conference for select members of the entertainment press in Quezon City last Feb. 22.
Nathalie will star opposite Jane Oineza in an episode about millennial queer women in “MMK” on Saturday, Feb. 27.
“Ang hirap ng role kasi you have to think na you’re in love with a woman. Ang hirap talaga. Mas madali sa akin makipagtitigan sa lalaki kahit kaninong actor (but not with same sex),” she said.
The single mom said she never had any same-sex relationship as she revealed she could not relate to the lesbian role in “MMK.”
“May nagpapapansin pero doon pa lang tatapusin ko na talaga. Siguro huwag na lang. Mas kakayanin ko siguro bakla. Kasi at least pareho ang gusto namin,” said Nathalie when asked if she is open to lesbian love affair.
Nathalie, 30, said that it would be easier for her to fall in love with a gay man as long as he is honest.
“Kahit na bading na nagkukunyari lang siyang lalaki mas kakayanin ko yun basta magtapat lang siya sa akin,” she added.
In 2019, Nathalie confirmed that she split with Indian businessman Mayank Sharma, father of her daughter Penelope Gayatri. These days, Nathalie said she is not ready for another serious relationship.
“If ever may magpapapansin okay lang. Pero for now, I am working, I just opened a business. I have a big responsibility now with my daughter. So I don’t think that’s possible for now. Baka matatag-tagal pa. Ayoko na muna talaga,” she said.
“Puwede siguro ang date pero yung (serious) relationship ayoko na muna. Na-trauma ako,” Nathalie added.
Nathalie said that the communication line between her and the father of her daughter is not always open. “Hindi pa siya pumupunta dito sa Pilipinas for a year because of the pandemic. So siguro busy siya sa business so hindi talaga (puwedeng magkita),” she said.
Asked if she demanded financial support for her daughter, Nathalie said: “Sa akin naman I don’t demand dahil kung ayaw ng tao, sasayangin mo lang ang energy mo. So better for me to work hard than to be negative and depressed all the time. Iniiba ko na lang yung way of thinking ko para positive.”
Nathalie is also busy promoting her own business called Gayatree Organics.
Founded in June 2020, Nathalie said Gayatree Organics embraces high-quality, chemical-free and effective range of various organic and plant-based skin care needs for everyone.
Gayatree Organics, she said, aims to create healthy, sustainable lifestyles and beauty routines with minimal impact on the environment.
“These products provide clean and balanced skin care from natural ingredients such that are rich in antioxidants and minerals,” Nathalie said.
Gayatree Organics offers facial scrubs, body wash, facial wash, facial serum and lipstick.
On the pricing of products, she said: “It’s not really expensive. And my products last for a month or two.”
Nathalie said that her products have been proven and tested. “It was tested among several people and the effect was great. It was tested na rin sa anak ko.”
Gayatree Organics will soon hit the malls as it prepares to launch its online selling.
“I guess Filpinos are ready for organic products. There’s a market for organic products here. Let’s live naturally and let nature protect your skin,” she said.
Aside from her business, Nathalie is currently filming “Kunwari Mahal Kita” with Joseph Marco and Ryza Cenon. She is also set to star in a new teleserye.