Krista Ranillo is now a woman of independent means

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Actress Krista Ranillonow live independently after her family decided to stay in the U.S. "Kasi eversince naman bata ako, nung when I started in showbiz, ever since I startedearning, di na ko humingi sa kanila kasi, di ba? Kumikita ka na naman, so, nowI didn't want to burden them anymore."


Playing alongside thelegendary trio of Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto and Joey de Leon in a movie isdefinitely a big honor, according to Krista Ranillo.

In a recentconversation with PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal), Krista excitedly sharedhow she felt when asked to participate in TVJ's reunion movie and officialMetro Manila Film Festival entry, IskulBukol: 20 Years After.

"Sobrang excited akonung nalaman ko! Kasi kahit hindi ko siya napanood because sobrang bata pa konun, and back then we lived in the States kasi, so hindi ko napapanood."

Working with thelegendary comedic trio allowed the young actress to witness their brilliance first-hand,as well as the people working closely behind the scene.

Said Krista: "Hangang-hangaako sa kanila, they really have great minds. Sina direk, sina Tito Joey, pati ‘yongmga punchlines, iniisip nila. Sabi ko nga ‘Ano ‘yong role ko dito?' ‘Ah, bastachicks ka lang.' 'Wow! chicks ako! Sige, sige! IskulBukol naman, okey lang kahit chicks lang ako,' sabi ko. Pero actually, cameosiya, but I'm very proud of it kasi napanood ko na nga 'yong ibang parts kasiida-dub din. Ang ganda-ganda, nakakatuwa siya."

Krista had theadvantage of working with TVJ in the past on television.

"Dati naman naggi-guestako sa [Eat] Bulaga. I was with Nuts Entertainment for a while, 'tapos siTito and Joey, nakakasama ko naman. They made me comfortable right away. Hindinaman sila ‘yong parang inaasar ka, pinagti-trip-an ka. Okey naman sila."

GOINGINDEPENDENT. Currently on a comeback trail, Krista isnow pursuing an independent lifestyle as her immediate family decided to settlein the U.S.

"I moved out because myfamily kasi, they're gonna stay na in the States for a while, kasi taga-doonnaman talaga kami. Pabalik-balik naman kami, and then my youngest sister, shewas born with a defect, so, she needs her operation there sa States," confidedthe young actress.

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Krista further added: "Parangnaisip ko lang na kasi nga of age na 'ko and I'm earning my own money, kasi eversince naman bata ako nun, when I started in showbiz, ever since I startedearning, di na ko humingi sa kanila. Kasi, di ba, kumikita ka na naman? So now Ididn't want to burden them anymore, kasi I'm staying in their house, so ako nalang ngayon."

She's still adjusting,admittedly, and living alone requires her to be more responsible. "Mahirap pala,kasi parang nakakabigla. Pero ayun natutoakong magtipid, natuto akong mag-budget. Pero happy, kasi fulfilling siya, kasifeeling mo nagtatrabaho ka pero may pinupuntahan naman."

AN EVENTFUL 2008. With 2009 only a fewdays away, Krista described 2008 as an "eventful" year—one that saw her showbizcomeback after taking a sabbatical to concentrate on her studies at the Ateneode Manila University. She earned her degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, majorin Communication and Psychology. Krista was on the cover of FHM Philippines last August. She can beseen in ABS-CBN's afternoon drama series, Pieta. She was chosen by Petron as itscalendar girl for the coming year.

"Kasi ‘yon nga, afterschool kasi parang feeling ko gusto ko ulit mag-showbiz ulit kasi. Isip ko,‘Sige, I'll try,' hindi naman ako nag-ambisyon pero everything talaga it's beena blessing," smiled Krista in closing.


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