While her supposed TV comeback has not yet materialized, Kris Aquino couldn’t ask for more this Christmas season.
Speaking to PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), the 46-year-old TV host-actress said, “This is the one Christmas na wala akong hinihingi kasi I’m super grateful.
“I’m grateful for all the opportunities na ibinigay. I didn’t expect that so many new doors would open.
“And I was shocked that even with no TV, just this week alone, we closed four new endorsements.
“So, parang sabi ko, OA na ako kung may hingin pa ako kay God.”
PEP.ph had a solo interview with Kris after a casual merienda session for Adobomall online shopping app/site, held at Florabel Restaurant in Estancia Mall, Pasig City, yesterday, December 11.
Kris went on to say that she’s set to return to acting via two movies next year.
Her last acting stint was in the 2015 Metro Manila Film Festival entry All You Need Is Pag-ibig.
“One is a commitment with iFlix. I think it’s safe to say that one is a horror film.
“And then, the other movie, it’s a first for me because it’s with—I think I can reveal the director—it would be directed by Chris Martinez.”
Kris explained that the only time she had worked with Chris was for the 2006 movie Sukob, which was directed by Chito Roño.
“Just to refresh people, Chris Martinez is actually the writer of Sukob.
“When he presented to me, na-excite ako.
"So I said, ‘Okay, I’ll go for this,' because it’s something that I wanted to do because of Direk Chris.'
“Hindi siya comedy na dark comedy, hindi rin siya drama. But it’s something I’ve actually never done.”
Kris continued, smiling, “We’re just fixing the timetable. So, yun... very present in acting next year.
“Definitely by first quarter, may sinu-shooting na.”
Knowing that her work calendar is full until the first half of 2018, Kris said that all she wants for herself is to stay healthy.
“Because seeing that I had agreed to work January 3, and that’s straight already, parang magugulat ka na lang when you see that the calendar, ‘Oh, my gosh! The first six months, meron na, may laman na. Okay, let’s do this.’
“But I won’t be able to do that if I don’t have good health. So I gotta be healthy, so yun lang.”
Counting her blessings, she added, “I couldn’t ask for more because I have good sons, I have good people working with me, and I’m doing what I love, so I’m just really grateful.”