"Ang taray naman no'n! You know one of the things about this business is I'm not really in it for the money. It's more of the passion," commented Anne Curtis on rumors that she's transferring to another network or would ask a higher talent fee as her contract with ABS-CBN expires soon.

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Anne Curtis considers Showtime a very good venue to show her "bugoy" side to the public. The Filipino-Australian actress has proven that she can also reach out to the "masa" even though she's usually perceived as "classy" and "fashionista."

"That's the good thing about it kasi that's who I really am," she told PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) and other invited media during the press launch of her new Whisper endorsement at Mindanao Ballroom of Hotel Sofitel in Pasay City earlier today, August 5.

She added, "'Yon nga yung pinag-usapan namin, na parang on ASAP, you see It Girls [composed of Anne, Bea Alonzo, Iya Villania, Shaina Magdayao, and Maja Salvador], na pasosyal, fashionista. But I'm really bugoy and nailalabas 'yon sa Showtime. That's why it's effortless, e. Fun lang, walang script-script. Kulitan lang... Kahit puyat ako from Green Rose taping [her upcoming TV series], diretso Showtime, walang pagod."

Anne's dedication reflects how much she loves the show. 

She said, "You know Showtime, it's an everyday thing. That's something all of us just do for the love almost."

This statement also answers the rumor that she's planning to transfer to another network or ask for a raise in since her contract with ABS-CBN is about to expire.

"Ang taray naman no'n!" she reacted. "You know, one of the things about this business is I'm not really in it for the money. It's more of the passion."

As a treat to their avid viewers, Anne promises that there would more surprises in the second season of Showtime. She said, "Madaming magagaling na contestants ulit. But I have to say, 'yong mga batuhan naming mga host."

CLOSENESS AMONG SHOWTIME STAFF. Anne also acknowledges the good relationship she has with her co-hosts and the staff and crew of Showtime, which is one of the reasons it became successful during its first season.

"I think that's the magic behind Showtime," the actress-TV host said. "Kasi, nandoon talaga 'yong bond, kulitan, na kahit 10:30 ng umaga na kami pumapasok, hindi ko nararamdaman ang puyat ko from taping or anything kasi makukulit. Lalo yung mga feedback from Twitter, lahat talaga super tweet sila na, 'Nakakatawa 'yon.'"

She also mentioned that this could be the reason why the show's regular hurado, Vice Ganda, still shows up in the morning talent program despite announcing his "temporary leave."

"Siguro kasi, I understand Vice na minsan nakakapagod talaga, lalo na 'yong pa-sample every day for nine months. I think what brings him back is the love for the madlang people, the love for the contestants, kasi pumapasok pa rin siya," said Anne.

As of now, the production staff of Showtime doesn't have any plans yet on what to do once Vice starts his "temporary leave."

ON HER NEXT TV SERIES. Aside from Showtime, Anne is also currently busy taping her next teleserye with Jericho Rosales and Jake Cuenca titled Green Rose.

According to her, this would be very different from her past TV projects, like the fantaserye Dyosa (2008) and romantic-comedy series The Wedding (2009).