Kylie Padilla’s showbiz hiatus has changed her perspective about herself and her career as an actress.
After giving birth to her baby Alas Joaquin, Kylie admits she realized her shortcomings during her one-year break.
“Siguro I think I took advantage of what it really means to have the opportunity to be a performer," she says in an exclusive interview with GMANetwork.com.
"I grew into it, e, so I don’t know like what it really means that people look up to you, people watch you. Ngayon mas naa-appreciate ko na. Pag may work na ako, I see the difference now."
Now, working in GMA-7 once again via the prime-time series The Cure, Kylie is charged with a new drive to do better in her craft.
"[Dati iniisip ko] 'gusto ko na umuwi, pagod na ako.’
[Ngayon], it’s more like, 'Okay the people here are more tired than I am. Kailangan galingan natin para makauwi na rin sila.'
"Parang more on ganun na kasi ngayon naiintindihan ko na yung aspect na may mga anak din sila, di ba. It’s more about them na," says the Kapuso actress.
Kylie wishes to play a more active part in choosing her projects and looks to baby Alas for inspiration in doing so.
“I have to know how to make decisions. So kasama yun, yung career ko. I am more hands-on with what I want to do, what kind of roles I want to take.
"Ayaw ko naman i-restrict masyado pero sana yung mga roles na tatanggapin ko ngayon is yun nga pag napanood ni Alas, magiging proud siya na this is the ideal of a woman. You have to learn how to see that they’re strong."