Kathryn Bernardo has no regrets in taking on the role of Joy in her latest record-breaking hit, “Hello, Love, Goodbye!”
During the film’s Thanksgiving Party last night, September 3, the actress gave a humble and powerful speech about how she was able to grow as a person through Joy.
She began, “Nagstart ang year na 'to about growth, personal growth sa akin.”
“Ngayon ko narealize na kung ‘di ko tinanggap 'tong project na ‘to, ‘yun ‘yung biggest regret ko in life," she continued. “Ang saya kasi nangyari po siya. Ang laking bagay nitong pelikula sa'kin kasi binuo niya pagkatao ko. Ito pinakamahirap na nagawa ko. As in hirap na parang ayoko na. Iba ‘yung naging proseso, kung paano ko gagawin ‘yung character. Napakalaki ng hinihingi.”
“Ang saya-saya ko na tinanggap ko 'tong project na 'to with open arms. Hawak kamay kaming lahat dito. Naging mahirap yung proseso ng lahat, pati sa staff. "
Kathryn also gave her heartfelt thanks to Direk Cathy Garcia-Molina, who guided her all throughout the "Hello, Love, Goodbye" journey.
“Thank you and I'm sorry if I hurt you, kung 'di ko masyado naintindihan. Ang laki ng parte niya sa buhay ko. Walang Joy kung walang Direk Cathy. Lalo ko na-realize na swerte ako na may Direk Cathy ako sa buhay ko.”
Lastly, the actress imparted the very important lesson she learned while doing the film: how to believe in yourself.
"Lahat tayo, we can be more. It's okay to love yourself, na unahin mo minsan sarili mo kasi tayo ‘yun. Walang ibang magmamahal sa sarili mo, kung ‘di pinakauna tayo. I don't love you guys. Lahat kayo magstay sa buhay ko.”
The film, which marked the first big screen team-up of Kathryn with Alden Richards, has already earned over ₱880.6 million in the box office and is now hailed the highest-grossing Filipino film of all time.
(Read related article: Hello, Love, Goodbye’ earns ₱880.6M, now the highest grossing film in the country!)
Also part of the film’s cast are Maymay Entrata, Jameson Blake, Joross Gamboa, Jeff Tam, Lovely Abella, and Anthony Jennings.
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