Empress Schuck on daughter Athalia joining showbiz: "Huwag na lang."

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Empress Schuck happily shares the latest milestone of her daughter, Baby Athalia: "Marunong na siya magsalita! Talagang nakakausap ko na siya, nauutusan ko na siya, ang saya-saya!"


Empress Schuck is very much content with her life as a mother.

It was on September 27, 2015 when Empress gave birth to Athalia, her firstborn with boyfriend Vino Guingona.

She was then 22 years old.

Now 25 years old, Empress says life has never been this good.

"Contentment, yun talaga kailangan natin.

"Kahit anong mangyari sa buhay mo, alam mong masaya ka kasi kung hindi ka masaya, hindi nakakaganda yun.

"So sobrang ito yung pinaka-happiest ng buhay ko so far.

"At saka yung daughter ko, sobrang nakakapagpasaya sa akin, sobra-sobra.

"Kahit nga hindi ako mag-work, e, wala na akong mahihiling pa. Kahit walang yaya, gusto ko talagang mag-focus ako sa kanya pero siyempre hindi naman puwede."

PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) catches up with Empress at the story conference of her upcoming movie A Spark In Samar, in B Hotel, Quezon City, on June 4.

The actress lights up as she talks about the latest milestone of Baby Athalia.

"Marunong na siya magsalita! Talagang nakakausap ko na siya, nauutusan ko na siya, ang saya-saya!

"First word niya talaga dati is parang 'ata' kasi ang name niya, Athalia, di ba? So parang ang ano niya siguro, 'Ata Ata.'

"Siyempre ang i-e-expect namin, mama di ba, pero nauna muna yung 'ata' sa 'mama.'

"Pero after that nagma-mama na siya. Pero ngayon, nakakabuo na siya ng sentence!"

JOINING SHOWBIZ. Just recently, Empress made a successful TV comeback via ABS-CBN's afternoon series Asintado.

This meant Empress returning to day-and-night tapings, with lesser time for Athalia.

Does she ever bring her daughter to work?

With a slight frown on her face, she answers, "Hindi, madalang.

"Kung sasama siya, bisita lang 'tapos konting oras lang 'tapos papauwiin ko na siya."

Why?

The freelance star tells PEP.ph, "One time sa Asintado, kailangan ko nang pumunta sa set. Umiiyak, humahabol, 'Mama mama.'

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"E, bawal maingay, di ba?

"'Tapos parang nag-interview din ako one time, nag-pictorial, sumasama doon sa gitna.

"So ikaw na lang kaya mag-artista!"

Will she allow Athalia to join show business?

Frankly, she says, "Sa totoo lang, ayoko.

"Huwag na lang anak, maging normal ka na lang."

This response comes from a former child actress, who devoted much of her time and childhood in showbiz.

"Oo, e, kaya nga huwag na lang.

"Kung kaya ko naman na buhayin ka, huwag na lang.

"Pero kung talaga i-ano niya sa akin na, 'Hindi, passionate ako,' why not?

"Pero siyempre kailangan may rules and regulations pa rin, at saka patapusin muna natin mag-aral kasi ako hindi ko natapos yung studies ko. Hindi ko natapos yung college.

"So ako, gusto ko i-provide everything for her kasi parang yun yung hindi ko na-experience dati."


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