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In an exclusive interview with Push.com.ph recently, the 29-year-old actress excitedly shared that she has been raring to come back ever since her last project ended some two-and-a-half years ago. “Actually matagal ko naman ng gusto, but you know I’m just being patient in really waiting for the right project," Kristine shared.
Her last TV project with the Kapamilya network was the Piolo Pascual-starrer, Noah where she played the role of Diwatang Eva. From then on she has concentrated on being a mother to her kids Kristian Daniel and Ondrea Bliss and a wife to her husband, actor Oyo Boy Sotto.
When she says right project, what Kristine actually meant was a project with a decent schedule, one that "hindi ko kailangang i-sacrifice yung time ko for my family. Yung hindi ako mawawalan ng oras for my children and for my husband and yung hindi stressful."
As a mother, Kristine reasoned that time was her primary requirement because she didn't want to miss out on the formative years of her two children. Hence, she's hoping to be part of a show or project with possibly a twice-a-week taping schedule and preferably not with yet another heavy drama theme. “Kasi buong buhay ko sa showbiz yun ang ginagawa ko eh. Parang yun ang gusto kong gawin, yung something na hindi mabigat," said the former Pangako Sa 'Yo star.
According to Kristine, heavy drama tends to drain so much energy from an actor. "Kasi kapag gumawa ka ng drama kailangan mo ng napakahabang rest. And siyempre hindi ko magagawa yun when you have children tapos may husband ka na you have to spend time with. Kasi dati, three times a week or four times a week kaya ko eh kasi hawak ko yung time ko eh. So parang ayokong mapasubo, kumbaga parang ayokong mag-commit sa hindi ko kayang mapanindigan all throughout," Kristine explained.
Furthermore, Kristine said she feels that she can offer something more acting-wise aside from just crying her heart out. “Kasi ang tagal ko naring ginagawa ito eh kaya ko naman ng iba. Kaya ko naman mag-action or comedy. Kaya naman eh, medyo nasanay lang kasi ang mga tao na yun ng yon ang ginagawa ko kaya yun ng yon ang hinahanap nila. Pero siguro kapag nakita naman nila ako sa iba [parang tatanggapin rin naman siguro nila ako]."
In parting, Kristine urged her fans to "pray harder" for the "right" project to come along. “Let’s pray harder na meron na meron ng ibigay si God na katulad ng mga sinabi ko na light, happy lang, yung may matututunan sila talaga na hindi lang puro about love na drama-drama kasi ma-drama na nga yung buhay natin in real life so kailangan natin ng something to uplift us," Kristine quipped.
She continued, "Nami-miss ko na rin. Siyempre nami-miss ko narin yung TV tsaka yung big screen. Pero if hindi pa right time at hindi pa binibigay ni God yung right time and right project, so I’ll be patient kasi siya yung masusunod."