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Anne thought her career over after bar controversy

Anne initially felt she was 'too old' to play a mermaid

Anne initially felt she was ‘too old’ to play a mermaid

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.”

Jake opts for variety over doing same roles

Jake Cuenca

Jake Cuenca

Kapamilya actor Jake Cuenca isn’t bothered that he isn’t cast in the lead role on “Ikaw Lamang” despite that he had already headlined some projects in the past.

“It doesn’t matter to me kung bida ako, kontrabida o kahit na ekstra pa nga. As long as tumagos sa puso ko ang isang role, gagawin ko yon and whether indie or mainstream pa yon,” he said to that effect at the recent press conference for “Ikaw Lamang” set to premiere on March 10.

Some of Jake’s movies and TV shows have had him in unusual roles including “Lihis,” “In The Name Of Love” and “Kahit Puso’y Masugatan.” As far as “Ikaw Lamang” goes, he readily accepted the part having worked with lead star Coco Martin on “Tayong Dalawa.”

“Kaya nga excited din ako to work with Coco again kasi pag kaming dalawa ang magka-eksena, we push it to the limit. Sa ‘Tayong Dalawa,’ magkapatid ang roles namin ni Coco and ever since, we’ve always had that relationship.”

According to a release, “Ikaw Lamang” revolves around the story of the hardworking son of a farm worker named Samuel (Coco) who falls in love with a haciendera named Isabelle (Kim Chiu). Despite being apart from each other because of their families’ differences, Samuel and Isabelle will find their way back to each other’s arms after so many years.

Also in the cast of “Ikaw Lamang” are Julia Montes, Ronaldo Valdez, Tirso Cruz III, Cherry Pie Picache, Cherie Gil, John Estrada, Daria Ramirez, Meryl Soriano, Spanky Manikan and Lester Llansang.

For the series, Jake has had to sport different hairstyles because his character, Jake, is present across decades. Asked how it was adopting to different looks for the series, he quipped, “Kung kaya ko ngang pahabain talaga yung hair ko, pahahabain ko. Pero sa umpisa lang yan (ng series).”

Dreamscape Entertainment Television which handles “Ikaw Lamang” will hold a celebrity screening of the series on March 9, 5 p.m. at TriNoma Cinema 7. The show is directed by Malu Sevilla and Avel Sunpongco.

Kathryn reveals escort on debut

Pumirma muli ng kontrata sa ABS-CBN ang mga pinakasikat na teen stars sa bansa kasama ang love team nina Kathryn Bernardo at Daniel Padilla. Sa report ni Ginger Conejero, inamin ni Kathryn, iisa lang ang nasa isip nya na maging escort sa kanyang upcoming 18th birthday. KathNiel love team, trending na! Bandila, Enero 30, 2014, Huwebes