Jaclyn Jose, Dina Bonnevie share secret to showbiz longevity

Published August 23, 2021, 5:25 PM

by Stephanie Bernardino

Seasoned actors Jaclyn Jose and Dina Bonnevie were able to carve their own name in the showbiz industry for the past four decades. 

But, how did they were able to maintain their stature and remain relevant?

During a recent press conference, Jaclyn shared it has always been her goal.

According to her, it’s not about stardom or the glitz and glam of an actor, but more of how she can portray characters.

“Walang stardom. Gusto ko humaba career ko dahil gusto ko umarte. ‘Yun ‘yung main reason ko.”

As for Dina, she believes “professionalism” and “versatility” are among the keys to have a long career.

“I think first and foremost: professionalism. I don’t think there was a time na may nagalit sa ‘king director or co-actor kasi na-late ako. I try to memorize my lines even before dumating sa set. I make sure the costumes are there, makeup is okay na, plus pakikisama sa extended family natin, makeup artists,” she shared.

“Another thing I would say is the word ‘metamorphosis.’ In the beginning, ‘Katorse’ — bata role ko. Nag-strive ako magkaroon ng iba’t-ibang klaseng roles. I tried to have versatility na makita ng tao, ‘Ay! Hindi lang ‘yan kaya ni Dina Bonnevie.'”

In fact, Dina even declared that she was born to be a star. 

“That’s what I do best.”

Dina and Jaclyn are part of GMA’s “The World Between Us,” which will take a “season break” due to the ongoing pandemic, beginning this Aug. 27.

Director Dominic Zapata announced that the drama series, starring Alden Richards and Jasmine Curtis Smith, will be taking a pause to come back on TV in November.