‘My family needs me’By Allan Policarpio
Philippine Daily Inquirer
“I’m the breadwinner. My family needs me.”
This is actress Angel Locsin’s default reply to nonstop questions thrown her way about marriage plans.
She can’t entertain the first thought about tying the knot with football player Phil Younghusband, her boyfriend of one year, Angel has been quoted as saying.
At a recent media gathering for her June 26 movie “Four Sisters and a Wedding”—which also stars Bea Alonzo, Toni Gonzaga, Shaina Magdayao and Enchong Dee—Angel told reporters: “Settling down is a big decision that’s not easy to make. Every move I make depends on my family’s situation. Of course they want me to be happy, but my conscience would bother me unless I had given them everything I could.”
She used to dream about having her own family at age 22. Now, at 28, Angel joked, she was way past her deadline. But she’s not about to rush into marriage. “It will come,” she said. “And when it does, I want me and my family to be ready.”
The wait was not so bad, Angel quipped, “It gets more exciting with each passing day!”
She would like to have a traditional wedding (and she hopes it’s all right with Phil). She told the TV news program “Bandila”: “I’m a simple person. I just want my loved ones to be there.”
In “Four Sisters,” a family comedy-drama, Angel portrays Alex, a Manila-based indie film assistant director. She said the Star Cinema movie was a much-needed breather from heavy-drama projects. “It was a pleasant surprise. I didn’t know it was possible to go home happy and refreshed after a full day’s work.”
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