|Queen of All Media Kris Aquino. File photo
MANILA, Philippines -- Actress and host Kris Aquino confirmed that she had backed out from doing the movie "Sisteraka," an official entry to this year's Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF).
A joint production of Star Cinema and Viva Films, "Sisteraka" also stars Aquino's friend Vice Ganda.
Aquino, who is hosting the morning show "KrisTV," said via Twitter that she will no longer do the movie due to health reasons. She will be replaced by comedienne Ai Ai delas Alas in the movie.
"I didn't want to talk about work this weekend. But YES it's true I backed out of the MMFF movie with Vice Ganda. If you remember I lost my voice the other week and I realized I can't possibly work seven days a week and not have all my projects suffer," Aquino tweeted.
"In the past, my talk show was always the one that suffered because of my 'acting' dreams. More than anything else, I am a talk show host and I can't be effective with no voice," Aquino added.
Aquino added that she is also doing the series "Kailangan Ko'y Ikaw" with Anne Curtis and Robin Padilla.
"Our teleserye 'Kailangan Ko'y Ikaw' has a story so close to my heart, about a family, about sisters and what toll cancer takes not just for the victim but for all those she loves. I made difficult choices but I have peace in my heart. Growing up means accepting I'm not superwoman, and realizing just how blessed I am to have what's here and now," Aquino said.
Aside from her soap and morning show, Aquino is also set to return to the judges' table for the new season of "Pilipinas Got Talent," which starts in October.