How Anne Curtis copes with killer work schedule

By Miguel Dumaual,

Posted at Jun 19 2014 07:17 PM | Updated as of Jun 20 2014 05:18 AM

Anne Curtis performs during her second major concert at the Araneta Coliseum last May 16. Photo by Nimfa Chua for

MANILA -- Despite a schedule that had her working 12 days straight at one point, Anne Curtis is not complaining.

The 29-year-old actress is very much in-demand these days, with two acting projects and several endorsements that require her presence either at a shoot or a press event, on her plate.

Curtis is still billed as a regular co-host of ABS-CBN's "It's Showtime," but was not seen on the noontime program for a month until Thursday, when her schedule, in a rare instance, finally opened up.

Explaining her long absence from the show, which she has been vocal in calling "home," Curtis said she had been juggling her other roles on-screen -- the titular character in the ongoing "Dyesebel," and the scheming, rich girl Zoe Tuazon in the upcoming comedy film "The Gifted."

"But definitely, as soon as the film is done, you'll see me on 'Showtime,' every other day ulit," Curtis told ABS-CBN News on Tuesday.

Curtis tapes for "Dyesebel," which airs weeknights, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, then shifts to her character in "The Gifted" for the remaining weekdays, plus Saturday.

According to Curtis, the film by Chris Martinez is on its final week of shooting in time for its theatrical release later this year.

Asked how she manages to switch between characters on a daily basis, Curtis admitted that she finds the task difficult. "Struggle siya nang kaunti. Ginusto ko naman 'to, so kakayanin ko naman," she said.

The month of May was especially hectic for Curtis, as she had also been preparing for her second major concert dubbed "Annekapal." The actress shared that leading up to the show, which was held last May 16 at a packed Araneta Coliseum, she had to shoot scenes for "Dyesebel" for consecutive days.

"I think sa industriya natin, kailangan mo talaga mahalin 'yung mga ginagawa mo para ma-survive mo 'yung everyday nag-wo-work ka," Curtis said, when asked how she manages to keep up, and quite energetically.

"Talagang 'yung mga sacrifices, ginagawa mo para sa mahal mong trabaho, maging film man, telebisyon, o commercial," she added. "Go lang, basta mahal mo 'yung work mo. Blessing -- blessing parin ang trabaho."