At 47, Diamond Star 'thankful' for blessings
MANILA, Philippines -- Now past intrigues and controversies, and with a career spanning decades, veteran actress Maricel Soriano said she now looks forward to having a "simple life."
Taking inspiration from the long-running sitcom "John En Marsha," in which she starred with the late film icon Dolphy, Soriano said even those with less in life can find reasons to be happy.
"'Yung 'John En Marsha' kasi, epitome ng isang pamilya na nagbibigay inspirasyon sa lahat, na 'di komo mahirap lamang tayo, at kakarampot lang ang kinikita natin, ika nga, pwede parin tayo maging masaya," Soriano told reporters on Friday, as she showed support to comedians Jose Manalo and Wally Bayola for their upcoming film.
Keeping it 'light'
Known for her feisty roles on screen, the 47-year-old actress laughs her worries away in real life, in hopes of lightening any burden in her professional and personal life.
"Lately gusto ko tawa nang tawa, para light lang. Simple ang buhay. Dapat happy tayo kung anong meron. Kung anong meron tayo, ipagpapa-salamat natin dapat. Dapat araw-araw, ipagpapa-salamat natin na, 'Uy, I'm alive,'" Soriano said.
Dubbed the country's "Diamond Star," Soriano said she is thankful for her gains, among them the recent developments in her acting career, which she has opted to keep under wraps.
"Dapat simple at masaya. Para wala tayong iniintdi. Dapat palagi nating nakikita kung ano 'yung mga meron tayo," she said.
Of her upcoming projects in showbiz, Soriano said: "Marami sigurong mae-expect, kaya lang hindi ko gusto mapre-empt, kaya abangan nalang natin."