Angelica Panganiban advises showbiz newbies: ‘Huwag kayong puchu-puchu’
Angelica Panganiban gave a reminder on kindness to newcomers in the showbiz industry, as she received an award for her 28 years as a Star Magic talent.
The actress, who was among the loyalty awardees at Star Magic’s Star Magical Christmas event, stressed that there are certain values an artist must possess if they want to succeed in show biz, as seen on her former “Pangako sa ‘Yo” co-star DJ JhaiHo’s TikTok video yesterday, Nov. 28.
“Napapansin ko kasi napakaraming younger artists na nag-a-aspire na maging artista rin, na gusto ring tahakin itong kung anumang nangyayari sa amin, kung bakit kami nakakatanggap ng loyalty award. Alam niyo, siguro, patience, tiwala, communication, tatag ng loob,” she said. “Paulit-ulit kayong susuko. Sasabihin niyo hindi yata ito para sa inyo. Pero magugulat na lang kayo, isang araw, binibigay nang binibigay, pinapamukha na para sa ‘yo nga yata.”
(I noticed that many younger artists aspire to be actors as well, who want to take the same path as we do, why we received loyalty awards. You know, maybe [it takes] patience, trust, communication and courage. You will give up repeatedly. You will tell yourself that maybe this isn’t for you. But you will be surprised, one day, you will be made to realize that this is for you.)
Panganiban admitted that she does not see herself as a “favorite child” throughout her career, but rather the “kontrabida (antagonist).” However, she believes success as an actor comes with being kind to all the staff and crew that one works with.
“Ang pinaka-success talaga—kailangan niyo makinig lahat—kailangan niyong maging mabait sa lahat ng katrabaho niyo, sa lahat ng staff, ng crew, ng utility. Lahat ng ‘yun, magiging boss niyo one day. Maniwala kayo sa ‘kin,” she told rising actors.
(The best [way to reach] success—you have to listen—you need to be kind to everyone you work with, to all the staff, the crew, the utility. All of them could be your boss one day. Believe me.)
“Lahat ng [production assistant] na tinatawag kayo, ‘Ma’am Angge, kayo na po,’ sasabihin niyo, ‘Sige, mamaya na, kasi nakikipagkuwentuhan pa ako, nagpapa-make up pa ako.’ Ay, hindi! Susunod no’n, executive producer niyo na po siya. At sasabihin niya, ‘Huwag niyo kunin ‘to, matagal magpa-make up ‘yan!'” she added.
(Every production assistant who tells you, “Miss [Angelica], it’s your turn,” and you reply with, “Ok, later, because I am still chatting and getting my makeup done.” No! Next thing, they are already your executive producer. And they will say, “Don’t get that actor, she takes too long getting her makeup done.”)
Panganiban highlighted the importance of being kind to everyone from the beginning of one’s career, on top of using their talents.
“Maging mabait kayo sa lahat. Huwag kayong puchu-puchung mga artista. Huwag kayong mga charot-charot! Ayusin niyo from the beginning at gamitin niyo ang talent ninyo,” she said.
(Be kind to everyone. Do not be mediocre artists. Do not joke around. Be serious from the beginning and use your talent.)
28years of being Proudly Tatak Starmagic MS. Madam Angelica Panganiban 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻
The Star Magical Christmas thanksgiving ball was held at Sheraton Manila Hotel in Pasay City. Among those who also attended the event were Star Magic head Laurenti Dyogi, as well as actors Jolina Magdangal, Janella Salvador, Daniel Padilla, Kathryn Bernardo, Joshua Garcia, Jake Cuenca and Shaina Magdayao. /ra
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