Since her television comeback early this year after her pregnancy, Empress Schuck has been appearing in drama anthologies of ABS-CBN and GMA-7.
She would also do occasional guest appearances in TV shows of the rival networks.
In an Instagram post last Tuesday, November 28, Empress explained that working with two networks at the same time is not an issue since she is a freelancer.
The 24-year-old actress, who was dubbed as the Empress of Drama of the Kapamilya network, explained why she opted to become a freelancer.
She wrote in the caption, "Since many have been asking, I'm a freelance artist. Meaning [I] can be seen anywhere unless I'm currently in a Teleserye which I'm not.
"I hope you understand and its ok with you. We're only young once. Grab every chance given to us.
"I wish that wherever you see me you'll be happy for me. It's nothing personal.
"Just like all of us, I only want to work and try to give the best that i can. Thank you for listening!
Since many have been asking, Im a freelance artist. Meaning i can be seen anywhere unless im currently in a Teleserye which im not. I hope you understand and its ok with you. We're only young once. Grab every chance given to us. I wish that wherever you see me you'll be happy for me. Its nothing personal. Just like all of us, I only want to work and try to give the best that i can. Thank you for listening! Xo, empress.
Empress is currently promoting her upcoming episode in Maalaala Mo Kaya to be aired this Saturday, December 2. It is about HIV awareness.
On Sunday, December 3, she will be seen again in the Kapuso game show All Star Videoke as its defending champion.
CAREER HISTORY. When she started as a child actress in the late '90s, Empress starred in projects in both ABS-CBN and GMA-7.
She was first seen in the Kapamilya shows Oka Tokat! (1997) and G-Mik (1999), and later did shows with GMA-7, mainly the mini-series Munting Anghel (2000).
Empress also played the younger version of lead stars in the Kapuso shows Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin (2001) and Ang Iibigin Ay Ikaw (2002).
She also played the young Cassiopea in Encantadia's prequel Etheria in 2005.
While appearing in GMA-7, Empress would do occasional guest appearances in ABS-CBN's drama anthology show Maalaala Mo Kaya.
In 2006, Empress was officially launched as a drama actress of ABS-CBN when she played an important role in Super Inggo. She was also included in the new batch of teen actors via the youth-oriented series Abt Ur Luv.
Her love teams with Dino Imperial and Enchong Dee both earned a fanbase.
In 2009, while doing shows with ABS-CBN, Empress also top-billed TV5's blocktimer show Goals and Girls, which aired on a weekly basis.
In 2010, Empress was given the title "Empress of Drama" by the Kapamilya network when she top-billed her first solo project Rosalka.
She also did the shows Shoutout! (2010), Guns and Roses (2011), Mundo Man Ay Magunaw (2012), Apoy sa Dagat (2013), and Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala (2013).
In 2015, Empress decided to transfer to GMA-7 as a freelance actress, and did the afternoon series Kailan Ba Tama Ang Mali.
However, after three months, the show ended its run, coinciding with Empress's announcement that she is pregnant.
When she returned to acting in 2016, Empress first appeared in the drama anthology Ipaglaban Mo, aired in ABS-CBN.
She also appeared in ABS-CBN shows Magandang Buhay and Maalaala Mo Kaya, and GMA-7 programs Tadhana, Trops, and All Star Videoke.
Empress is also announced to be a part of GMA-7's blocktimer program Let The Sunshine In.