MANILA -- KC Concepcion has been spending a lot of time abroad these past months such that there are speculations that she is turning her back on show business.
But the actress on Monday vehemently denied that she is quitting the entertainment industry when she was launched as the ambassadress of Fame for Fragrance.
"Of course not. I have offers. I think that I'd been honest naman in saying that I have taken a step back just because I think this year was important for me na parang iisipin ko muna kung sino ako," Concepcion told ABS-CBN News at the Natural Looks shop at SM City North EDSA Annex in Quezon City.
"Seven years akong nag-work ng nag-work, na ganito ka dapat, ganyan ka, tapos napi-pressure ako. So sabi ko parang I want to go back to what people loved about me," she added, citing her documentary special "KC: From Paris to Pinas," which details her college years in Paris.
"Sino ba si KC that time? Feeling ko in that seven years that passed sobrang lagare, wala na akong ginawa kung hindi magtrabaho. Parang naramdaman ko na parang nawala 'yung KC na nakilala nila when I first got back. So I think this year parang, 'Wait! Sino ba ako? Sino ba 'yung minahal nilang KC?'
"Gusto kong maramdaman ng mga tao na I'm still her and that I have a life also outside of my work sa showbiz though I'd been thankful to have both worlds," the actress explained.
This year, Concepcion has been busy in her role as an ambassador for the United Nations' World Food Programme.
"It's been a really interesting year for me because I'm really just transitioning, parang leveling up and mostly internationally din kasi I'd been working a lot sa UN and then they made me do few projects sa New York. Hindi man ako masyadong nararamdaman dito, I'd been busy abroad," she said.
Asked about her next showbiz projects, Concepcion said: "I think for now there are movie offers, there are offers naman talaga. I think it's just a matter of choosing something exciting and something that connects with me first before it connects with other people. I don't want to do something na for the sake lang na lumabas or for the sake lang na may project. There are few things being offered. We will announce kung may decision na."