Each time, we'd see Louise delos Reyes, we'd remember her as one of GMA's then-busiest teen stars and as the former screen partner of Alden Richards.
It's been two years since she topbilled a primetime series.
Her current project Magkaibang Mundo is part of the afternoon block.
The soap was launched to the media on May 12, and that was where this chat with Louise happened.
The lady chooses to dwell on the positivity.
She begins, “Hindi naman ako nawalan ng trabaho rito sa GMA.
“Ano kasi ‘yan, parang may kanya-kanyang time.
“Last year kasi, bumalik yung tweens sensation namin five years ago na may mga bata.
“Alam mo yun, sila naman ang ginu-groom kung saan kami nanggaling.
"Umiikot kasi at talagang ang artista kasi, seasonal talaga.”
During her waiting period, she made use of her free time to rediscover herself.
“Last year rin, I really had a tough year sa personal and parang nakatulong siya na walang work.
“I think, hindi rin naman ako magiging productive masyado.
“And it makes me love my job more. Nakapagnilay-nilay ka kung ano ang mga nangyari sa ‘yo.
“And, at the same time, masarap din sa pakiramdam to know yourself again, where you stand.”
What's the aftermath of that phase?
She replied, “Mas lumalim. Mas lumalim ako in terms of thinking and processing things.
“Hindi ko naman sinasabi na alam ko nang lahat, pero meron nang naiba.
“Unti-unti, na-a-achieve ko na kung ano ang dapat na ginagawa ko.”