Christian Bables explained why he will no longer bring life to Barbs in the upcoming TV series Born Beautiful.
Through his Twitter account, Christian released what he called his "first and last" statement about Born Beautiful.
The actor revealed that it was his management's decision.
Christian wrote, "It was a tough decision, made by my management.
"Ako, as much as I wanted to do the project, as much as I wanted to push harder dahil mahal na mahal ko si Barbs, ang mga taong bumubuo ng proyekto, at ang mga taong sumusuporta at nagmamamahal kay Barbs, I guess I will have to leave it to the management. I wouldn't want to further expound. End of story."
The actor who won Best Supporting Actor awards in the Metro Manila Film Festival 2016 and Gawad Urian 2016 for his role as Barbs admitted that he is placing his trust in the people around him.
"But I know love will prevail :) It's not easy to let go of someone who's been and will forever be part of your life, your system, and your heart.
"Nagtitiwala na lang ako sa lahat ng taong nakapaligod sakin.
"I know merong purpose si God sa lahat dahil bubuksan ang puso ng bawat isa, i know wala namang merong may bad intentions. Everything happens for a good reason."
Martin del Rosario has been chosen to replace Christian in Born Beautiful.
This TV show is a spin-off of the 2016 Metro Manila Film Fest entry Die Beautiful starring Paolo Ballesteros.
Christian gave his vote of confidence for Martin who was named the Gawad Urian Best Supporting Actor in 2015 for the film Dagitab.
The GMA-7 actor was also previously seen in the movie Ang Mananagggal sa Unit 23B.
Christian wrote that he is happy that Martin was chosen as his replacement, "I know he's a good actor. He's one of the actors na magaling at tinitingala ko bilang baguhan sa industriya. And I know adding his own flavor to the character will make it a new lovable, relatable, and 3-dimensional Barbs. The feeling that I have right now is synonymous to someone who's letting go of a person he deeply loves."
He gave his message to the new Barbs:
"To Martin, dahil hindi pa kami nagkakaroon ng chance makapag usap, I hope you take care of Barbs. Mahal na mahal ko yan. She has my heart. And please love her the way you love yourself. Please love all the people sa world niya, kasi doon siya nabuo. Sa pagmamahal. :)"
Christian acknowledged the people who helped him in his transform into Barbs in the past.
"To direk Jun [Lana], Direk Perci [Intalan], Nanay Omar, sobrang lab ko po kayo. You're a family to me, and I will keep on coming and coming back because you guys are my home. I will be in front with you prayer warriors for the success of your project."
In the end, Christian made this request: "Please, let us support Born Beautiful."
Hi everyone! Sharing with you my first and last statement about Born Beautiful ?? great day everyone ???? pic.twitter.com/wy57mLKClO— Christian M. Bables (@ChristianBables) November 16, 2017