Tagged as the Horror Queen of 2012, Janice de Belen said that it was merely by chance that she did several horror flicks—namely Shake Rattle and Roll XIV
, The Strangers
, Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles
and Mga Mumunting Lihim
in the same year. As it is, she was part of the original cast of the first instalment of Shake, Rattle, and Roll
back in 1984. "It's fun. I enjoy making monster flicks. Kahit na nakakapagod
and you know that it takes a lot of time, pero
gusto ko kasi iba naman ginagawa ko sa
TV," said the actress/host in an interview with Push.com.ph
But she also stressed that she doesn't think much about gaining leverage whenever she accepts a certain project as long as she's happy with it. "I'm really thankful. Yung mga ganito hindi ko naman pinagiisipan. When I accept a project, [ang considerations ko lang kung] maganda ba yung role, sino mga kasama ko, parang okay naman. Kung may time let's do it. Hindi ko iniisip na maybe I should do this movie [to achieve a certain status], wala akong ganon basta nage-enjoy lang ako."
Janice was also blessed with memorable TV roles ever since she came back to ABS-CBN two years ago. After playing a martyr-mom in Budoy, she proved to be an effective kontrabida in Ina Kapatid Anak this time around. "You do not know how overwhelming it feels...Alam mo, 'pag marami nagagalit sa akin, that means tama ginagawa ko. Kakainis 'di ba? Minsan naiinis din ako sa sarili ko (pertaining to her character Beatrice). Pero 'pag nakikita mong ganon, that means you're doing a good job. Okay na yun sa akin. Tsaka it's a chance to do something that people are not used to seeing you do.”
When asked how she rewarded herself for all the hard work she put in last year, Janice shared that she just bought a new Lumix camera and spent the holidays with her family in Cebu. "Because of Instagram, I want to take better pictures. And lately napansin ko yung camera kong luma, bakit parang malabo na, out-dated na siguro yung cam. That's why I bought a Lumix tapos bumili ako ng lens. Gusto ko talaga matuto mag-photography pero hindi lang talaga ako magaling," she added with a laugh.