MANILA – After staying with Star Magic for seven years, Coleen Garcia made a switch on Monday when she decided to sign a management contract with Viva Artists Agency.
She now joins her husband Billy Crawford, who she said was instrumental in her decision to move to Viva.
“Actually hindi naman siya 'yung deciding factor kung bakit ako lumipat pero he did give me advice at nakatulong din na nandito na nga siya. Marami siyang nakukuwento sa akin about his experiences working with Viva. He only really has good things to say. Nakatulong din sa pag-decide ko na lumipat dito,” she said.
Garcia emphasized her transfer was something she thought of for a long time.
“It’s not something I just decided all of a sudden. It really took me such a long time to decide and I figured that with this new chapter in my life, I really just wanted a fresh start also. I wanted a new beginning,” she said.
Garcia said she also talked to Star Magic first before signing with Viva.
“When I walked in the office, ang bigat pero paglabas ko, ang gaan ng feeling. I didn’t expect them to be so understanding. Naintindihan din naman nila, especially now that I am married, na I really have to decide for myself especially when it comes to work,” she explained.
Nonetheless, Garcia clarified that while she is now a Viva artist, her home network remains ABS-CBN.
When asked if being under the same management once again means she and Crawford would work more together, Garcia only has one thing to say.
“Na-try kasi naming [mag-work together] sa ‘MMK.’ Sobrang awkward talaga. Parang nahirapan kami sa isa’t isa. Ang weird. Kung titignan namin ang isa’t isa as Billy and Coleen, madali pero as different characters, parang pareho kaming naninibago. Pero again, if the opportunity is there, why not? Depende rin talaga sa story,” she said.