Leaving ABS-CBN? Empress keeps her doors open

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 24 2014 01:27 PM | Updated as of Feb 25 2014 02:33 AM

Empress Schuck

MANILA – Actress Empress Schuck admitted that she is considering offers from other networks as her contract with ABS-CBN is about to end next month.

In an interview with ABS-CBN News on Sunday, Schuck said that while she she considers the Kapamilya network home, she is not sure if ABS-CBN still has plans for her career.

“Honestly po, may offer. But since dito ako lumaki, mahal ko ang ABS, mahal ko sila. Kaya lang may mga bagay talaga na hindi mo pwedeng ipagsisikan… I gave them my loyalty, bata pa lang ako dito na ako lumaki. Nandito ang pagmamahal ko, hinding hindi mawawala 'yun. Pero bilang isang artista, may mga bagay na kailangan mong iwanan, may mga bagay na kailangan mo i-open,” she explained.

Schuck said she and the ABS-CBN management have been negotiating but she has yet to be given a definite plan about her career.

“Nami-miss ko [magka-project]. Hindi ko rin alam kung bakit wala pa or bakit medyo matagal. Pero siguro they have their own decisions, their own reason kung bakit wala. Siyempre that’s also for me to find out. Pero siyempre dadating din sa time na maiinip ka, mag-iisip ka kung bakit ganun?” she said.

Schuck said she is already itching to have her own project since her last regular project with the network was “Mundo Man Ay Magunaw” in 2012.

“There’s no official decision yet. Patapos na po [ang contract ko sa ABS-CBN] next month. Kung may offer na may kasamang plano, opo naman [pipirma ako ulit]," she said.

"Kailangan may plano para sa 'yo, na meron silang gusto mangyari para sa 'yo na hindi ka nila pababayaan. Ang question ko sa sarili ko, may plano ba sila?” she added.

Despite this, Schuck maintained that she does not feel jealous over other Kapamily talents who continuously get projects.

“Unang una nung nag-artista ako, alam ko na na hindi lang ako 'yung artista. Maraming artista and alam ko rin na iba-iba rin ang part namin. Iba’t iba ang branding,” she said.

Nevertheless, the actress said she will just keep her doors open as to what the future has in store for her wherever it may be.

“Isa siguro sa mga wishes ko, magkaroon ulit ng sariling teleserye. Hindi ko alam kung anong plan nila, hindi ko alam kung anong gusto nila for me or kung may ibibigay pa ba sila. Pero marami namang ibang opportunities sa ibang lugar. Kung wala talaga for now, siguro may times talaga na kailangan mo mag-move on. Or kung gusto pa rin naman nila mag-stay, napag-uusapan naman lahat,” she said.