Kris Aquino says that there is someone more suited than her to become a judge for 'Pilipinas Got Talent.'
Kris Aquino is so busy taping for her soap Kung Tayo’y Magkakalayo that she has even broadcasting on location for her show Showbiz News Ngayon (SNN). This was one of the reasons why she has backed out of becoming a judge on Pilipinas Got Talent. “I made some important decisions this week. Kasi I was slated to be a part of Pilipinas Got Talent which would have entailed so much travel. It was this week that I backed out kasi our taping for the teleserye is M-W-F. Uwi ako 4 or 5 in the morning from the soap. Tapos Tuesday and Thursday morning ‘di [na] ako mapakinabangan [sa sobrang pagod],” she revealed in an exclusive interview with ABS-CBN reporters right after the launch of K Everyday: The Kris Aquino Home Collection at SM Makati last Sunday, December 13.
Aside from her health concerns, the Queen of Talk also promised her husband James Yap that she’d spend as much time with her kids as possible despite her countless work commitments. “Nafi-feel ko talaga na yung mga kids hinahanap talaga ako. Even if James is not complaining, I also felt [like reducing my workload kasi] sabi niya two weeks into taping the soap, ‘Gaano katagal nga ‘yan?’”
Kris further explained that there are other people better suited to be judges. “So sabi ko kay Tita Cory (Vidanes), ‘I’m sorry, it’s a decision for my kids and for my health. I’ll let this go even though super nami-miss ko yung mga katrabaho ko. Kasi from Game KNB? all the way to Kapamilya Deal or No Deal sila. But I think I have to make a choice na huwag maging swapang about work at the expense of my family…Ayoko naman ma-feel na walang kwenta akong nanay. Mas okay na i-give up ko yung ibang trabaho. Hindi naman kami magugutom kung i-give up ko yung trabahong yun,” she added. Rumor has it though that the management is eyeing Sharon Cuneta to take over her slot on Pilipinas Got Talent.
Kris did a cameo in Mano Po 6: My Mother out of gratitude to the Megastar and to producer Mother Lily Monteverde. The role in question is just a small one. “It was Deo Endrinal's decision kasi ang feeling ni Deo baka yun pa ang maging issue. Kasi siyempre si Deo proprotektahan naman ako na gusto niya malaki ang pangalan ko. Pero kung magpapakatotoo naman tayo, limang araw lang naman ako nag-shoot and support na support lang talaga yung role ko dun. Tinanggap ko kasi siyempre malaki ang pasasalamat ko kay Mother Lily, kay Roselle (Monteverde-Teo), kay Dondon (Monteverde) at Sharon sa tulong at suporta na binibigay nila kay Noy (for her brother Noynoy’s campaign). So ‘wag na akong mag-demand ng kung anu-ano pa.”
But she was quick to clarify that it was a decision that she totally agreed with. “It’s easier na tanggalin na lang altogether kaysa maging issue pa. Kesyo magkaroon pa ng sama ng loob na, ‘My God, nilagay mo nga name ko pero ang teeny tiny naman!’ It’s Sharon's movie and I did that for Sharon so dapat dedma na ako sa kung ano man yung [sabihin tungkol dun kasi] better na wala naman [yung name ko dun],” she reiterated.