Francine Diaz admits ‘professional jealousy’ towards fellow actresses
Francine Diaz got real about being in the showbiz industry and disclosed that there is “professional jealousy” among fellow actresses in her generation.
Diaz spoke about this as she took on the lie detector test challenge with fellow actress Bea Alonzo, as seen in a vlog on the latter’s YouTube channel yesterday, July 2. The said challenge was done with a real polygraph machine and a professional examiner.
The topic was brought up after Diaz was asked about a recent magazine cover she had with fellow actresses Andrea Brillantes, Belle Mariano, Charlie Dizon, Alexa Ilacad and Jayda Avanzado.
“Kayo ang itinuturing na bagong henerasyon ng mga stars — mayroon bang pressure o professional jealousy sa pagitan niyo?” Alonzo asked.
(You alongside these actresses are dubbed as the new generation of stars — is there pressure or professional jealousy among all of you?)
Diaz answered “yes” to which the examiner gestured a thumbs up, affirming that the actress was telling the truth.
“Pero ‘yung pressure ko kasi, hindi naman ‘yung pressure na, ‘Kailangan mas maganda ako sa kanya. Dapat mas maganda ‘yung damit ko sa kanya’ — siguro competition na professional and healthy,” Diaz explained. “Parati kong pinapasok sa isip ko na lahat naman tayo ay darating ‘yung para sa atin sa tamang oras.”
(But the pressure on my part is not like, “I should be prettier than her. My clothes should be better than hers” — maybe it is a professional and healthy competition. I always bear in my mind that everyone’s turn will come at the right time.)
Diaz also talked about her work ethic when Alonzo asked if she ever had been “plastic” towards a fellow actor.
“Kahit ayaw ko sa kanya, nire-respeto ko na lang siya bilang ka-trabaho ko and as a person kasi ‘pag pinlastic ko siya e ‘di plastic akong tao. Ang pangit,” Diaz stated.
(Even if I do not like the person, I respect that person as a fellow actor and as a person, because if I act “plastic,” that makes me plastic too. It is not proper.)
Diaz also admitted that the showbiz industry is toxic but stressed that it still has its good side as there are genuine people in it.
Meanwhile, Diaz is set to team up for the first time with actor Seth Fedelin in the upcoming TV series “Dirty Linen.” Joining the pair in the cast are Janine Gutierrez, Zanjoe Marudo, Jennica Garcia and JC Santos, among others. JB
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