The General’s Daughter star Angel Locsin admitted that there was a point in her career that she nearly quit showbiz.
It was because of her spinal injury, but it wasn’t the only reason as she added that she felt like a big disappointment at that time.
During an interview at the press conference of her upcoming teleserye, she shared that she already submitted her resignation letter but changed her mind after having a talk with the ABS-CBN executives.
She said that she felt like a disappointment as she wasn’t able to work.
“Thankful din ako na ngayon lang ako nagtrabaho. Kasi feeling ko dati ‘di ko kakayanin e. Ayoko na e. Ayoko na noon e. Nagre-resign na ‘ko. As in may letter na ‘ko. Kasi parang feeling ko hindi ko deserved, di ko nagagawa yung trabaho ko. Parang feeling ko I’m a big disappointment.”
Locsin added that she also felt ashamed because given the circumstances, she’s still paid.
“Sa body ko, hindi ko nagawa yung responsibility ko sa ABS-CBN. Nahihiya ako kasi I’m paid e. Parang ganon. Kaya akala ko ganun yung proper way para i-deal ‘yon. Buti na lang yung mga boss ng ABS-CBN kinausap nila ‘ko. Tapos after one week, may pinresent tapos sabi, ‘Gel tignan mo lang kung okay.”
She admitted that that was a challenging era of her life but now she’s happier as her body responded positively to her action stunts.
“Para sa taong nasabihan ka ng doctor mo na may possibility na hindi ka na makalakad, tapos nagagawa mo yung mga bagay na ‘to (stunts) na very careful ka naman, parang feeling mo nalampasan mo yung chapter ng buhay mo na ‘yon, na-overcome mo na ‘yon. Strengthened mo na yung katawan mo kaya fulfilling.
“Parang Gel, ‘di porket sinabihan ka ng ganyan, wala ka ng future, wala ka nang magagawa, hindi ka na pwedeng maging active. So ito, nilalaban ko but I’m very careful naman. After ng eksena, ice pack, warm compress, day before nagpapa-PT na ko.”
In The General’s Daughter, the actress will play as a daughter of a military general who was raised to take down their family’s biggest enemy.