Former Kapamilya actress Liza Soberano went viral on social media after her interview with television host Boy Abunda on March 10.
In the interview, Liza addressed the controversy she faced after releasing her 14-minute-vlog about the treatment she received from her management when she was still a talent of ABS-CBN.
Liza told the TV host that she lost her childhood because of the work she had never dreamed of.
“Hindi ko po pangarap maging artista. I had to be an artista 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.” Liza said.
“I think, they assume na gusto kong maging artista ever since I was a kid—which is not true. It came from necessity. I needed to make money for my family.” she added.
However, in an old video of Liza during her Star Magic audition, she said she wanted to be an actress.
“Bata pa lang ako, gusto kong maging isang actress or model,”
Netizens also reminded Liza about her statement in 2014, where she told her former talent manager Ogie Diaz that she really wanted to become an actress.
However, some fans of the actress defended their idol, saying that Liza’s past statement was considered invalid now.
They also said it was normal for Liza to say she wanted to be an actress because she was auditioning in Star Magic.
“Wala namang mag audition sa Star Magic na sasabihin na ayaw nilang maging artista,” a fan said.