Kasama pala sa mga plano ng Kapatid Princess na si Jasmine Curtis Smith ang magkaroon ng sariling negosyo.
Ito ang napag-alaman ng PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) nang makausap si Jasmine kahapon, Hulyo 20, sa dinaluhan nitong Franchise Asia 2013 Expo sa SMX Convention Center, kung saan isa sa participating companies ang iniendorso niyang Flawless.
“Besides school and work, I would love to franchise. Not only to earn while you’re doing acting and studying, you know you have a business alongside that.
“Given the chance, what better brand to franchise than Flawless kasi I like the aesthetic side of things. Endorser naman nila ako so, I’m sure they will help me along the way,” sabi ni Jasmine.
Hinikayat din ni Jasmine ang mga kabataang katulad niya na hangga’t maaga ay matutong magnegosyo sa maliit na paraan na kaya nila.
“My mom always says nga, if it’s something you really believe in, the earlier the better.
“I myself started early in showbiz because it’s something I know I can do and it’s what I really want to do, pero that doesn’t mean that I don’t want to do other things.
“I believe the same principle applies to people starting their own businesses. I mean, why waste time, money and resources working for other people, when you can start working for yourself now?” mungkahi ng nakababatang kapatid ni Anne Curtis.
CLEARS DRUNK ISSUE. Samantala, binigyang-linaw naman ni Jasmine ang isyu tungkol sa diumano’y pagre-report niya sa trabaho ng lasing daw.
Matagal na raw nangyari ito noong umeere pa ang Jeepney Jackpot ng TV5. Pero hindi nga siya nagkaroon ng pagkakataon na linawin ito noon.
Paliwanag ni Jasmine, “The truth is, you know it’s so long ago, I have no hard feelings however my lack of sleep was interpreted.
“Prior to that day, that morning, I received a text saying na ako nga daw yung maghu-host ng Jeepney Jackpot.
“I was told the evening before the taping. But I had already committed myself to escorting my manager’s son to his high school prom.
“It was a high school prom, there’s no alcohol there. I did not go to the after-party. I got home at one am and went straight to bed. But I got gastritis that night, so I had pain in the abdomen.
“And that morning I was rushed to St. Luke’s from taping because I could not focus, I had nausea.
“It was so unfortunate that this was misinterpreted. I would never never ever drink before a job that I know I myself have committed to do.
“I am as professional as I can be whenever I commit myself to work.
“However, that issue came about, but I’m so sorry to all the people [affected]. I tried to explain over Twitter na I didn’t mean to cause that delay during taping and I was very sorry for what I did.
“But I can’t help but pay attention to my health also because that’s important. Health is wealth. And if I’m not healthy I can’t work, I can’t function.
“So, I was in the hospital for two nights and I was in medication sa acid in my body to regulate it.”
Bakit hindi na lang siya nagpasabi sa production na may sakit siya para hindi na lang siya pumunta sa taping?
“Because I didn’t know that the pain would not go away. And it was so last minute and I didn’t want to be hassle para sa mga tao. And I know when I got there mas naging hassle and that I was very sorry for.
“But I couldn’t help it. What I don’t want to do is baka magsuka on the set,” dagdag pa niyang paliwanag.
Pero umiinom ba siya talaga in real life?
“Of course, but all in moderation and the right event. I don’t go wild and party every weekends.”
Nasaktan ba siya sa isyung ito?
“Of course, I’m not the type who commit myself half-heartedly to work. Gusto ko pag nagtatrabaho ako nandun ako hundred percent. I do not go to a job if I know I can’t do it.
“Lagi kaming nag-uusap ni Mama Betchay [Vidanes, her manager] about work and if I know I can not do something or if I am not ready, lagi kong kinakausap ang manager ko.
“And she finds a way to compromise and to maybe move it for a later time when I am ready. Well, we can’t avoid how people will see things and that’s just how it is. It was so long ago, a few months ago na, so wala na yun for me,” paglinaw niya.
Nagpapasalamat lang si Jasmine na nagkaroon siya ng pagkakataon na maipaliwanag ang sarili niya kahit nga matagal na ang isyung ito.
Sa ngayon ay busy siya sa taping ng aksyon-serye ng TV5, ang Undercover, kasama sina Derek Ramsay, Wendell Ramos, Arci Munoz, Joross Gamboa at iba pa. Ang mga kasama niya raw sa Undercover ngayon ang puwedeng magsabi kung paano siya magtrabaho sa set.
Excited na rin si Jasmine sa first indie movie niyang Transit, na ipalalabas sa 9th Cinemalaya Film Festival. Kasama niya rito sina Irma Adlawan, Ping Medina at Mercedes Cabral.
(Read about her entry Transit here: PEP Guide to Cinemalaya 2013)