MANILA, Philippines – Singer and actress Aiza Seguerra admitted there was a point in her life when she considered quitting show business.
|Singer and actress Aiza Seguerra
In an interview with “The Buzz” on Sunday, Seguerra said she once felt that there’s no more place for her in the entertainment industry.
“Dumating po 'yung awkward stage sa akin bilang artista. Noon kasi kapag child star ka, sumunod na noon dapat may ka-love team ka na. Ngayon lang naman nauso sa atin 'yung mga tweens na tinatawag. Hindi rin naman ako 'yung kagandahang teen. Talagang walang lugar para sa akin. Nag-iisip na rin ako noon although my mom really prepared me na darating sa buhay ko ito,” she said.
Seguerra said she was prepared to take a break from showbiz but the singer-actress admitted she never thought it would be that painful.
“Prepared ako sa utak ko na oo mangyayari ito, pero masakit pala. Hindi naman joke eh. Masasanay ka rin na 'yung tao gusto ka, biglang dahil hindi ka na cute, hindi ka na 'yung [maliit ] na Aiza, iba na ang tingin sayo. And medyo lumalabas na tomboy ako,” she said.
Grateful for 2nd chance
Seguerra said that is the reason she now looks at her second shot in showbiz differently.
“I never thought na makakabalik pa ako. Ang plano ko noon was to finish college or at least a vocational course para I could still work to help sila mama. Parang itong second chance, blessing talaga. I never thought na makakabalik ako,” she said.
The former child star said there’s always a lesson to be learned in life.
“Pero 'yung time na sobrang medyo bagsak talaga yung career, it really helped me kung paano tignan ngayon ang pagtatrabahong ito,” she said.
Seguerra currently appears on ABS-CBN daytime show “Be Careful With My Heart.” She is also part of “ASAP 2012” Sessionistas.