Angelica Panganiban has always been regarded as one of the most bankable actresses in the local entertainment scene ever since she entered the industry in the 1990s.
She was featured alongside other legendary actors on Metro Magazine’s 30th anniversary issue, and in her digital cover interview, released yesterday, November 28, Angelica opened up about her journey as an actress. She went from being a child star to being the Hugot Queen, and revealed that one of the biggest challenges she has encountered throughout her incredibly successful career is actually the rumor mill.
According to her, living her life under the limelight meant becoming “familiar” with intrigues and falsehoods.
Angelica said, “Siyempre, ‘yung mga challenging talaga is ‘yung ginagawang stories ng mga tao about you. Kahit ayusin ‘yung situation, may mga tao na talagang nandiyan to pull you down para hindi mo marating ‘yung mga goals mo sa life. ‘Yun ‘yung mga simple challenges na mahirap, mas mabigat sa acting itself.”
But here’s the thing, rumors don’t erase facts: ever since becoming a child star, Angelica has starred in over 40 films and 23 television programs and received countless accolades local and abroad.
Tapos na akong magpa-impress sa mga tao sa trabaho ko,” Angelica pressed, “Siguro parang na-reach ko na rin ‘yung point na hindi ko na kailangang i-please ‘yung people around me. Siguro mas more ako doon sa naka-focus na lang ako sa sarili ko.”
Check out the full feature here
Angelica stars alongside Bea Alonzo and Richard Gutierrez in the Mae Cruz-Alviar-helmed film “Unbreakable.”
The film, which also stars Ian Veneracion, Joao Constancia, Anthony Jennings, and PJ Edrinal, is now in over 220 theaters nationwide.
Watch the teaser and trailer here:
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PHOTOS: Angelica, Bea, and Richard shine at the 'Unbreakable' blogcon