Young actress Sunshine
Dizon is back after taking a leave from show business for her
hospitalization a few months back. For her comeback vehicle, Sunshine was
chosen by GMA-7 to star in the drama anthology Obra for the month of
Sunshine clarified that
her poor health was caused by incessant migraine attacks, not depression or
any other serious illness, as previously speculated.
"Hindi ko naman itinago
na ever since naman talaga, everybody knew I have really bad migraine and that
was the reason why I was hospitalized for about a month and a half," explained
Sunshine to the members of the press last October 3, at a press
conference held at the Imperial Palace Suites on Tomas Morato, Quezon City.
WILL. To counter these chronic attacks, Sunshine
developed a habit of dashing straight to the nearest hospital for
powerful painkiller injections. These sudden trips to the hospital became
frequent particularly during tapings.
"Siyempre, ayaw mo naman ma-pack-up ‘yong
shooting," she reasoned.
Sunshine eventually got
so used with the medication that her body soon demanded more than the normal
dosage. Aware of some people's tendency to be
narrow-minded in dealing with a situation like hers, Sunshine politely
offered, "People can be judgmental because they're not knowledgeable with what
I'm going through."
sidelined, which in effect forced her home network to hand some projects
originally intended for her to fellow stars, Sunshine believes that the incident
was God's will of freeing her from the previous medication. The long rest led the
young actress to discover alternative medicines that would help soothe her recurring
"I'm trying to shun
away from taking too many medications din," said Sunshine, who has resorted to natural
ON TRACK. For her television return, Sunshine is happy and
proud to be given the lead role in Obra,
following Katrina Halili and JC de Vera.
Sunshine's Obra stint will feature four stories
directed by four equally good directors. The episodes "Rosa Negra," "Drama Queen,"
"Butch," and "Sapi" are by topnotch directors Joel Lamangan, Maryo J.
delos Reyes, Toppel Lee, and Jun Lana.
"Actually, they [GMA-7
management] really made sure that the stories that will be given to me is sana
daw ma-challenge ako, which is very challenging naman," said Sunshine.
In "Butch," Sunshine takes on the
role of a lesbian who experiences the joy and misery of being a surrogate mom
only to lose her child. She assumes the role of a has-been actress ravaged by vices while
still pining for a lost love in "Drama Queen." In "Rosa Negra,"
Sunshine portrays a negrita who remains hopeful in a world of
cynicism. The last episode, in time for the Halloween, is "Sapi," in which
Sunshine portrays the role of a woman possessed by an evil spirit with a
Presents Sunshine Dizon will premiere this Thursday,
October 9, after GMA Telebabad.