Liza Soberano admits she never dreamed of becoming an artista
Liza Soberano gave an exclusive one-on-one interview with Boy Abunda, clarifying everything she said on her controversial "This is Me" vlog.
In the interview, taped last March 7, Liza admitted she became an artista out of necessity.
"Hindi ko pinangarap maging artista," Liza began. "I had to be one para mapa-aral ko sarili ko, mapa-aral ko mga kapatid ko, para mabuhay ang pamilya ko. I think that's one thing na hindi alam ng maraming tao," she said.
"It came from necessity. I needed to make money for my family," Liza added.
She explained that at age 10, when she first came to the Philippines, someone already approached her to join the children's show "Going Bulilit."
"Me and my dad had a big fight about it kasi ayoko," she recalled.
According to Liza, she was a shy girl, very boyish, and didn't know how to speak Tagalog. "And honestly, I wasn't expecting na magtatagal po ako dito sa Philippines," she said.
But then her grandfather, who is based in the US got sick and her parents couldn't afford to fly her and her sibling back to the US. "I was forced to work because I wanted to go back to the States," Liza said.
In the interview, the celebrity clarified that she was just stating facts in her controversial vlog "This is Me."
"I was just stating facts, breaking down my journey so people would understand where I am, at what point I am in my life right now."
"I was literally saying, I started as a child. Hindi ako nagkaroon ng chance, ng pagkakataon na mag-grow into myself as an adult. I didn't get to experience things normal kids get to experience because I started working at an early age," Liza explained.
According to Liza, she initially didn't feel the need to do the one-on-one with the King of Talk but "felt I needed to defend myself" when "it was getting so noisy [and] so many thoughts and opinions were coming in." — LA, GMA Integrated News