Actress-singer-TV host Julia Clarete, now four months pregnant, was seen again in public in order to promote her indie movie Sa Ilalim ng Cogon.
During the fans day of her indie film last December 17, Julia explained to PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) that her heart and soul is still in showbiz even though she is not as visible as before.
"As I said before, as long as they want me around, I will be around. Kaluluwa ko na yata ito e--[ang] pag-arte at pag-perform," declares Julia.
In this exclusive interview, which took place at Robinsons Galleria Movieworld, Julia says that she did not feel any tension when she returned to her hosting duties on Eat Bulaga.
She recalls: "Nung nagbalik-Eat Bulaga [ako] walang ilang. Actually, nahiya nga rin ako sa kanila [co-hosts] ng konti dahil during the peak of the controversy, parang sila yung pinupog ng tanong e.
"Since nakapagpaalam ako in personal [sa kanila at in-explain ko na] buntis ako [at] may threat na mawala yung baby, I have to stop first at hindi pa ako makakabalik agad. Pero sana I hope you guys keep your doors open to me."
The 27-year old actress-TV host married her non-showbiz boyfriend Stephen Ryan Uy last October 22 in civil rites at San Juan, La Union. Because of her marriage and her delicate pregnancy, Julia said she would put her career on hold temporarily and focus on occasional appearances on Eat Bulaga!
When asked if she had any problems with her superiors because of her sudden decision, Julia pointed out that she was able to inform most of the people about her decision, including Joey de Leon, Vic Sotto, and Malou Choa-Fagar, senior vice-president of TAPE Inc.—producer of the GMA-7 noontime show Eat Bulaga!
She continues: "[Pero] sa ibang superiors ko like GMA-7 and sa Ivory [Records], hindi ako nakapagpaalam personally. It was my manager during that time—si Henry Hernandez." Her former manager has expressed his disappointment with the timing of her marriage and her pregnancy since he had to cancel a lot of previous commitments on behalf of his ward.
When asked about her relationship with her former manager, she says, "As far as I know, we're supposed to be on good terms. Wala naman [conflict], pero hindi pa kami nagkikita."
To date, Julia is not signed up with any manager.
The young actress-singer-TV host is bent on making amends for those people whom she let down in the past.
"Ngayon I have to talk to them [my other superiors] pa. I have to talk to some people pa just to clear things out. They put their trust on me tapos bigla akong nawala at nabuntis nga ako and I got married. [But] no, I'm not regretful naman e."