Career, love life in full bloom
Name it, Anne Curtis has done it. She has proven her worth as an actress, a concert artist, TV host and product endorser. Her face has launched a thousand products and shows.
Her love life is also in full bloom. She can rest on her laurels if she wants to, but Anne still has so much fire in her belly.
She’s set to appear in ABS-CBN’s new teleserye, “Kailangan Ko’y Ikaw” (premieres Jan. 21, 9 p.m.), where she will be in an unusual love triangle with Kris Aquino and Robin Padilla.
We had a chat with Anne recently:
What’s it like working with Kris and Binoe?
Kris and I have been close since we worked together in “Hiram.” I love listening to her stories. We are so comfy with each other. But I was wary about our scenes where I had to slap her. Parang ’di ko kaya, so I asked her permission muna … At first, I was awkward around Binoe. I had worked with him in “Tulak ng Bibig” but I had a small role there. Now he’s my leading man. When he told me that we should make our love scenes as realistic as possible, na-relax na ako. Mas todo ako dito in terms of my confrontation scenes with Kris, and love scenes with Binoe.
2012 was good to you. How do you intend to outdo yourself this year?
It wasn’t a quick rise to fame for me. I’m so thankful that my patience has paid off. Tanggap lang ako nang tanggap ng roles dati to hone my skills. I don’t like planning; I just go with the
flow. I’m not pressuring myself to top 2012.
Still, I’m claiming that 2013 will be a very good year. Deadma na lang to my detractors and to negative vibes. If a project clicks, that would be cherry on top. If it doesn’t, I’ll just have to strive harder.
If I could do a repeat of my concert, I hope to fill up the Mall of Asia Arena the way I did Smart Araneta. Itutuloy ko ang pagtayo ng bandera ng mga nonsingers like me who love to sing.
I’m excited for my movie, “The Gifted,” which is a dark comedy. You have to watch it to find out in what way am I gifted.
Do you now have a formula for success?
I just keep reinventing myself. I’m lucky that I now have a say in the roles that I play, and in the script. I told Boss Vic (del Rosario, her business manager) that I don’t want to do young-mother roles yet. After the success of “No Other Woman,” it would be too drastic for me to portray a mom. But in (the TV series) “Kailangan Ko’y Ikaw,” my character Ruth has to deal with kids who are not her own.
How are things going between you and Erwan (Heusaff)?
I’ve never been happier. We’ve been together for three years and we’re going strong. I’m a very supportive girlfriend. I accompany him to his triathlon events. When fans want to have pics taken with me, I tell them, “Sorry I’m here as the girlfriend of Erwan and not as Anne Curtis.”
When he trains, we hardly see each other but I understand. I may go into triathlon myself, should my schedule permit. What’s important to him is important to me, too.
I love how he cooks healthy meals for me. Like any couple, we fight but not to the point of breaking up. He’s the boyfriend I’ve been with the longest, with no on-and-off periods. I guess it comes with maturity. If Erwan asks me to marry him and I feel the time is right, I’ll go for it. But we’re not rushing; we still have many dreams to fulfill.