Kris Aquino has decided to back out of the 38th Metro Manila Film Fest (MMFF) entry Sisteraka due to health reasons.
Last Sunday, September 23, Kris announced on Twitter that she is choosing her talk show, Kris TV, as her priority over her movie project.
The TV host-actress posted a series of tweets explaining her decision (shortcuts in original tweets have been spelled out):
"I didn't want to talk about work this weekend. But YES it's true I backed out of the MMFF movie with Vice Ganda. If you remember I lost my voice the other week and I realized I can't possibly work seven days a week and not have all my projects suffer.
"In the past, my talk show was always the one that suffered because of my 'acting' dreams. More than anything else, I am a talk show host and I can't be effective with no voice.”
Sisteraka is a comedy film being directed by Wenn Deramas. Co-produced by Star Cinema and Viva Films, this movie also features the tandem of Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla.
Aside from hosting ABS-CBN’s morning show, Kris is also busy taping for the teleserye Kailangan Ko'y Ikaw, which topbills Anne Curtis and Robin Padilla.
Based on what Kris shared on the micro-blogging site, this Kapamilya show depicts a family dealing with the dreaded disease cancer. It will be recalled that Kris’s mother, former President Cory Aquino, battled with colon cancer before passing away in August 2009.
Kris posted: "Our teleserye 'Kailangan Ko'y Ikaw' has a story so close to my heart, about a family, about sisters and what toll cancer takes not just for the victim but for all those she loves. I made difficult choices but I have peace in my heart. Growing up means accepting I'm not superwoman, and realizing just how blessed I am to have what's here and now."