Sarah Geronimo admitted that she has committed far more mistakes than what had been reported or speculated on throughout her showbiz career.
The Popstar Princess gave this statement when she and John Lloyd Cruz, her leading man in the movie Finally Found Someone, were asked about how they each dealt with PR disasters in real life.
They were interviewed together yesterday, July 19, during a digital conference held at 9501 Restaurant in ABS-CBN’s ELJ Building.
Sarah didn’t go into details, but she said, “Of course, marami kayong hindi nalalaman na mga mistakes na nagawa ko in the past, or mga magagawa ko pa in the future.
“Pero ayun, tao lang ako. Tao lang siya.
"Kung magkamali man kami, yun na yun, di ba?
"Ang importante, matuto kami sa mga mistakes namin."
Sarah, whose dating history alone has always made headlines, gave credit to her parents, Delfin and Divine Geronimo, for looking after the singer-actress’ welfare all the time.
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“Sobra lang talaga akong suwerte sa manager ko, kung paano nila ako pag-ingatan.
“Unang-una sa lahat, sa mga magulang ko, kasi kung hindi dahil sa kanila, hindi naman din magiging ganito yung growth ko bilang tao, bilang public figure.”
It should be noted that the 28-year-old singer-actress has always been guarded and accompanied by her strict parents or representatives from her talent management when she’s at work.
TIMID ATTITUDE. For her part, Sarah explained why it took some time before she has grown confident to speak her mind freely.
“Kasi hindi talaga ako maboka, e.
"Pag nakikita niyo ako sa The Voice, hirap na hirap akong magsalita kasi hindi talaga ako masalitang tao.
“Lalo na nung nag-uumpisa ako, hindi ko sasabihin kung nasasaktan ako.
“I mean, physically or emotionally—pag nahahablot na ba ako, nasasabunutan na ba ako, natatanggal na yung pilik-mata ko.
“Hindi ko ‘yan sasabihin sa nag-aayos sa akin kasi nga hindi talaga ako masalita.
“So, ngayon lang, nung nag-umpisa ako mag-coach sa The Voice.”
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LEARNING TO SPEAK HER MIND. Noting her newfound confidence to speak out, Sarah continued, “Eto naman, kung mapapansin yata ng director ko, wala na akong preno. ‘Kasi Direk ganito, ganun…’
"'Wow, Sarah. Konting preno naman diyan!'
“So, yun yung binabalanse ko ngayon.”
At this point in the interview, John Lloyd interjected and told Sarah: “Yung journey mo to freedom, diyan nag-i-start.”
To which, Sarah replied, laughing, “E, di good! E, di ayos!”