Right time for Iza
UST A THOUGHT: A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit. – Proverbs
• BIGGEST TV ROLE: Her current series, Ngayon at Kailanman, can be considered her biggest break, at long last, as a teleserye lead.
Actress in reference is Iza Calzado, who has shown consistency in acting out the role of oppressed/vengeful Rebecca in said teledrama. A recent episode further called attention to Iza’s gifts as an actress as she finally realized Julia Barreto is her long lost daughter.
Iza was alternately moving as she was pathetic, a flood of tears rolling down her cheeks like some waterfalls in Mindanao. PROJECT WEDDING: In a re- cent conversation, Iza told us working on the teleserye plus a new movie for Iflix has been keeping her away from her other project, her own wedding.
Iza is set to marry her half-British, half-Filipino fiance, Ben Wintle, in a beach wedding at an undisclosed place.
Iza is the newest Belo bride. Under Dr. Vicki Belo’s supervision, she does RF treatments such as Venus Freeze.
• BALANCING ACT: Iza says her future husband complements her. “Ben and I balance each other out. We fill each other’s weaknesses with our strengths.’’
On beauty regimen: I cleanse and moisturize my face (Pond’s Girl here!). I eat lots of vegetables and fruits, drink copious amounts of water, drink bone broth soup, rich in collagen, and try to get enough sleep. I always wear a smile on my face.
(Smiling through her tough scenes opposite her antagonists has been Iza’s secret weapon on Ngayon at Kailanman).
HOW THEY MET: Iza and Ben met while she was hosting launch of Esquire magazine in 2011.
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Ben is a tech entrepreneur, founder-CEO of app, Booky, which started as a food app.