"Given na naman na 'pag matagal na kayo sa isla, wala ka nang ibang damit kundi 'yun nalang, so natural naman siguro na unti-unti na siyang huhubaran." Kapamilya actress Jessy Mendiola says of her daring role in ABS-CBN's upcoming Gold series"Precious Hearts Romances: Isla".
Jessy admits she is now ready to shed her good-girl image as she gears up for her next sexiest role after Sabel, "This one's a whole different project, since 'Sabel' to now, ang-dami ko nang napagdaanan in real life. Gusto ko makita nila 'yung kaibahan ng ginawa ko sa 'Sabel' atsaka dito.
"So I guess in the sense of maturity, yes, I am ready, because first day palang namin na merong ganitong scenes sa project, I said yes already," she said.
Jessy will be paired for the first time with one of Kapamilya's sexy leading menMatteo Guidicelli.
"Sobrang gaan lang niya [Matteo] katrabaho, aalagaan ka niya sa set, pino-protect ka niya. I feel very comfortable with Matteo, personally and in our working relationship," Jessy said of Matteo.
Joining Jessy and Matteo are Matt Evans, Jewel Mische, Aaron Villaflor and former PBB Housemates Paco Evangelista, Dionne Monsanto and Jessica Connelly.
"Precious Hearts Romances: Isla" tells the story of two strangers, Brennan (Matteo) and Yani (Jessy), who get stranded on an island after their ship gets wrecked.
Romance blooms between them as they spend time alone on the island, but the two strangers are not without their respective baggage from the "real world." Brennan is married to his dedicated wife Megan (Jewel), while Yani's childhood best friend Justin (Matt) has untold feelings for the young woman.
The romance that grows between Yani and Brennan will set off a series of twists and conlicts in the story.
Directed by Nico Hernandez and Connie Macatuno, "Isla" is slated for a release later this year.