The Empress of Drama turns 18

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 18 2011 10:49 AM | Updated as of Feb 18 2011 07:21 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Young actress Empress Schuck is excited to turn 18 this coming February 20.

In an interview with "Showbiz News Ngayon" (SNN), Schuck said that unlike other debutantes, she will not have a grand and formal celebration. In fact, her debut will have a rocker chick theme as she wanted her party to be unique.

All guests are requested to wear chic outfits in black, pink and white.

"Sobrang excited. Nag-meeting na kami doon sa venue. Sobrang ang saya at pangarap ko ito na magka-debut talaga, 'yung may 18 Roses, may 18 Treasures. Cotillon lang 'yong wala," Schuck said.

Schuck’s debut celebration will take place at the Grand Terrace in Quezon City where she will be wearing a Pepsi Herrera gown.

Her close friends Robi Domingo, Kitkat, and Melissa Ricks are the event hosts. Special performers are Richard Poon, 3 AM, The VoizBoys and Parokya ni Edgar.

Her showbiz friends Enchong Dee, Felix Roco, Matt Evans, Ejay Falcon, Arron Villaflor, Isabelle Abiera, Beauty Gonzales and Erich Gonzales are part of the 18 Roses and 18 Treasures ceremonies, respectively.

Guests who are also expected to attend are Schuck’s co-actors in "Shout Out!", "Abt Ur Luv", "Ang TV 2" and "Rosalka".

When asked who will be the lucky guy who will escort her on her big day, Schuck replied: "So far wala pa. Hindi ko pa alam kung magkakaroon kasi hindi naman importante sa akin kung magka-escort. So OK lang sa akin kung wala. Kasi sabi nila special someone ang escort. Eh wala naman akong special, so OK lang," she said.

Schuck, who was romantically linked to actor Gerald Anderson, is now being linked to actor Ejay Falcon.

Schuck started out in the business at a very young age.

As a child actress, she was an on-screen darling who played drama roles effectively.

Schuck was launched in a lead role via "Rosalka," a project that challenged her acting skills.

Her determination to portray a role as young Rosa was very obvious and she pulled it off.

And now that she is turning 18, the Empress of Drama looks forward to a more colorful life on and off screen.

Schuck stresses that there will no changes as it will take some more time before she obtains her own "freedom".

“Konting panahon pa po siguro,” the debutante shared. But with regard to decision-making, "[my parents] ask for my opinion. Hindi naman sila gagawa ng bagay, lalo na kung para sa akin, na hindi ako tinatanong”, Schuck said