PBB All-In: Jane Oineza shares past as child actress

by Rose Carmelle Lacuata, ABS-CBNnews.com

Posted at May 05 2014 12:33 AM | Updated as of May 05 2014 08:37 AM

Jane Oineza

MANILA -- Celebrity housemate Jane Oineza shared her past as a child actress, including the hardships she went through before she became a star.

On Saturday's episode of "Pinoy Big Brother All In" (PBB All-In), Jane shared her experiences with housemates Jacob, Ranty and Joshua.

Jane recalled that she started her career in the teleserye "Sa Dulo ng Walang Hanggan." She said it was life-changing for the whole family since her parents had to give up their jobs to support her acting career.

"After nun, palagi nang sumasama si Mommy, very supportive siya. Si Daddy, naging driver (ko), taga-buhat and everything. Ako lang ang nagwowork, kasi they sacrificed, that's how I see it."

She went on to tell how she had to pay for everything and support her family from her earnings as a young actress.

Jane also recalled the time when they were able to buy a van, but they eventually lost it after they failed to pay for it.

"Nakabili kami ng van, nagkaroon kami ng pera, saktong pang downpayment. Pero may panahon na wala talaga akong ginagawa, halos wala kaming makain, so wala kaming pambayad ng van. Ayun, nakuha siya ng bank after 3 or 4 months na hindi nababayaran."

She had to work harder after they lost their van, waking up early and staying up late for work.

"3 a.m. gising ka na, mageempake ako, 4 a.m. yung service, 6 a.m. nasa set ka na. Pack up ka the next day na."

When asked by the housemates why she didn't give up, Jane said she's committed to finish anything she starts.

Her big break came when she was given a lead role in the "Manika" episode of "Maalaala Mo Kaya." She said she prayed hard for it and did her best for the role.

"Ibinigay ko yung best ko, kasi parang inisip ng tao na doon ko lang nagawa yun, pero ang totoo, ang tagal ko nang hinintay yun. First time ko kasi na lead role yun, ever."

Her role in MMK earned her a nomination for Best Actress at the prestigious 2013 New York Festivals (NYF) World’s Best Television and Film where she won a bronze medal.

Housemates' reactions

Prior to Jane's story, Kuya asked Jacob and Ranty what they thought of actors and actresses. Both said they are well-off and rich.

However, their perspective changed when they heard Jane's story.

Ranty, who comes from a poor family, admitted he misunderstood Jane the first time he saw her.

"Alam kong mahirap ako kaya gusto kong magkaroon ng magandang trabaho. Yung kina Jane po naman, sa TV ko lang nakikita kaya hindi ko sila nauunawaan. Kaya nasabi ko po noong unang araw ko po dito, nasabi ko na nakakaangat sila, na hindi ko alam yung tunay na buhay nila."

Jacob, on the other hand, was inspired by Jane's story, saying he wishes he can do more for his family.

"Pinoy Big Brother: All In" airs weeknights on Primetime Bida on Saturdays and Sundays as part of ABS-CBN's Yes! Weekend line-up. Afternoon updates are also aired via "Uber" on weekdays.