- Angel Locsin admitted feeling discriminated when she was still a young starlet trying to land projects in showbiz
- The actress admitted this in an interview with Matteo Guidicelli’s MattRuns podcast, which can be found on his YouTube channel
- She narrated that there were many people who looked down on her acting capability in the past
- Instead of quitting, Angel made all the discriminations and criticisms against her as her stepping stone towards success
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Multi-awarded actress, Angel Locsin, admitted she felt discriminated against when she was just starting out her showbiz career.
During that time, the young actress was still trying to land projects that would help her become known.
She said prior to entering showbiz, she would audition for commercials, and at this time, entering showbiz was the furthest thing from her mind.
When she did enter the world of entertainment, Angel gave herself a deadline of two years, after which she would quit showbiz.
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“Dapat two years lang ako sa showbiz. Yun lang kasi ang deadline ko. Mag-iipon lang ako, papaopera ko tatay ko,” Angel said.
She revealed that the only reason she wanted to earn as an actress is that she wanted to save enough for the operation of her father.
Unfortunately, when she did save enough, the doctor told her that the eyes of her father cannot be operated on anymore.
“Medyo na-lost ako. Parang wala akong purpose. Hindi ko alam kung ano gagawin,” Angel revealed.
She continued with her showbiz work, though she would sometimes feel that she is being discriminated against and that her acting prowess is constantly being looked down.
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“And then na-challenge ako, kasi parang, di ko alam kung naranasan mo yung, minsan may bullying… O minsan may parang discrimination, o ganyan,” the actress said.
She did not go into more details, however, on what happened that made her say she was being discriminated against or subjected to bullying.
Angel did say that she was challenged to do more so people would see her acting prowess.
“Na-challenge lang ako na parang, ‘Okay, pakita ko na kaya ko.’ Yun lang,” Angel said.
Angelica Locsin Colmenares-Arce, better known as Angel Locsin, is a Pinay TV and film actress, film producer, commercial model, fashion designer, and entrepreneur. She was born on April 23, 1985 to Emma Colmenares and Angelo Colmenares in Sta. Maria, Bulacan. She rose to fame after portraying the role of Alwina in the TV series Mulawin, and later on as the superheroine Darna.
Recently, the actress confirmed she is now fully vaccinated against the deadly COVID-19 disease. The actress shared the news on her social media pages along with some photos of her getting a second dose. She did not identify, however, the brand of vaccine that she was getting. The only vaccine that does not require a second dose is the one made by Johnson & Johnson’s.
Angel and her husband, Neil Arce, also shared some details about their marriage during their interview with Karen Davila. The actress revealed that she and Neil have separate bank accounts and one joint account. This means that they have their own money and savings but they also have money that both of them have access to. Her husband also confessed that the most frequent cause of their arguments is about who will pay the bill when they dine in restaurants.