Judy Ann Santos spoke up about how it is “inevitable” for an artist to think of fame and worry about losing it, while also opening up on her initial fear of losing her own fame.
But Santos has evidently overcome that fear, stating that she believes she has already imparted her legacy in the showbiz industry. She tackled this in an exclusive interview with broadcaster Karen Davila on the latter’s YouTube channel yesterday, Feb. 12. Her husband, actor Ryan Agoncillo, was also interviewed.
“Nung una inisip ko yan. I think it’s inevitable na hindi mo siya maisip pag artista ka lalo na pag nagsimula ka nang bata and then you just really got used to it — na ito ‘yung naging buhay ko,” she said. “May takot ako noon, iniisip ko paano ‘yung mangyayari sa akin lalo na pag nag-asawa ako, nagka-anak ako, iniisip ko baka hindi na ko gusto ng mga tao.”
(At first, I thought about that. I think it’s inevitable to think of it especially when you started out young, and then you just really got used to it – that this has become my life. I have fears then, I think about what would happen to me if I get married and have kids — I wondered if people would still like me.)
She then pointed out that she has found contentment in her life now, noting how she already contributed her legacy in the industry.
“Nandon na ako sa situation ng buhay ko na I have everything that I want. I have everything that I need and more. Bakit ako matatakot kung saan ako gustong dalhin ng Diyos?” she stated. “Okay na ako kasi natawid ko na siya e. Feeling ko naibaba ko na ‘yung legacy ko.”
(I’m in a situation in my life where I have everything that I want. I have everything that I need and more. Why would I be afraid of the path God wants to take me? I’m already okay because I already got through it. I feel like I already shared my legacy.)
“I am at peace, I am comfortable of where I am now. Napaka-greedy ko naman kung maghahanap pa ako ng fame,” she added. “Happy na ako, kontento na ‘ko kung nasaan ako ngayon.”
(I am at peace, I am comfortable [with] where I am now. I would be greedy if I still seek fame. I’m happy and content with where I am now.)
Santos then talked about her worries before, which led her to take up a culinary course. She also credited her husband Ryan Agoncillo who introduced the idea to her.
“If it weren’t for [Ryan] telling me [about] culinary and everything — I didn’t know what I wanted to do before but I wanted to learn so many things. I wanna study something kasi baka hindi naman ako forever maging artista pero it’s always on top of my mind — natatakot ako na baka at some point, dahil wala naman akong natapos, pag hindi ako artista, paano ako mabubuhay?” Santos said.
(I wanna study something because I might not be an artist forever but it’s always on top of my mind — I’m afraid that at some point, because I didn’t finish college, when I’m no longer an actress, how would I live?)
Santos and Agoncillo recently had their kids, Lucho and Luna, vaccinated against COVID-19. Santos stated that they respect parents who may have a different opinion about vaccinations for kids, but she also shared that he and Agoncillo did their research and heeded the advice of their doctor. JB
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