When a bar incident involving several local celebrities exploded and became public, it naturally sent out shockwaves across traditional and social media. Being at the center of the controversy, Anne Curtis naturally assumed her public image would suffer a major hit.
In fact, she shared on ”Aquino & Abunda Tonight” on Monday, “Akala ko wala na, end na ng career ko.”
The “Dyesebel” star confessed, “Ang sakit ng regret. Ang laki ng regret,” but also noted it was a ”lesson learned.”
Anne maintained, “At least, alam ko na kung anuman ang mali ang nagawa ko, I said sorry. I apologized right away and now I’m moving on to be a better person.”
Another thing the incident taught her is knowing “kung ano ang limitations ko if I go out,” she shared.
Although calling it a “low point talaga,” especially after how much publicity it had gotten, she was able to pick herself up thanks to the support of her family and friends.
“Kumapit ako sa mga taong nasa paligid who could be honest to me, who’d tell me the truth. Of course, the Lord is the big factor kasi siya talaga ang nagbigay ng comfort (sa akin) because, hindi mo talaga alam kung sino ba talaga ang totoo mong mga kaibigan unless your family is there. Of course my boyfriend is…”
Too old for “Dyesebel”?
With that behind her, Anne is back and in a big way, having now essayed the role of the iconic mermaid Dyesebel on TV.
Playing the popular Mars Ravelo character has its own share of controversy,with some commenting that Anne, at 29, is too old for the role.
The actress-TV host revealed that she initially agreed with her critics, which was what made her hesitate accepting the part at first. Most actresses who have played Dyesebels are “from what I
know, I think mga 21, 22, 23…. younger than me,” she noted.
“Actually, kahit naman ako nu’ng in-offer sa akin then, tinanong ko, ‘hindi ba ako masyadong matanda?’ Ang isinagot naman sa akin, ‘Hindi naman’. Bagay pa rin daw.”