A week before she turns 28, Angelica Panganiban takes back what she previously said about settling down and even sets a new ideal marrying age.
The Beauty In A Bottle star was quoted in reports last year that she would be ready to get married with boyfriend John Lloyd Cruz once she reaches 28 which happens on November 4.
Angelica, during her appearance on The Buzz on Sunday clarified that what she said isn't something that's already set in stone.
"Hoy anuba, hindi. Pwede naman pong 29. Pwede ring 30. Madali pong magbago ang isip ko," she said, "'Wag kang mag-alala Lloydie. 'Wag kang ma-pressure. 'Wag kang makinig sa kanila. Chismis lang ito."
Meanwhile, the feisty actress has been noticed to have gained some weight, which in turn earned her some bashers online.
Apparently Angelica did this for her upcoming film together with Angeline Quinto and Assunta de Rossi. Yet even if she did it on purpose, Angelica confessed that she was initially hurt by the criticisms hurled at her.
"Well siyempre sa umpisa meron, may dating 'yun. Kaya lang hindi eh. Hindi naman ako tumaba dahil gusto ko lang. Pero ine-enjoy ko siya ah. Ang sarap talaga," said she.
But she added, "Okay lang may pinakita naman akong pelikula eh. Pero hindi talaga eh, kailangan eh. Tsaka 'yun ang challenge para sakin, na kinaya ko naman. Madali namang magpataba eh. Ang tanong paano ako papapayat ngayon. "
Apart from her weight gain, another issue being raised by her critics was her rumored lack of projects before Beauty in a Bottle.
According to Angelica, not having other projects aside from Banana Split was her choice because she is admittedly "mapili sa trabaho."
"Siyempre 'yung network nandiyan naman talaga, hindi ka naman pinapabayaan dahil marami naman talagang binibigay sayong mga trabaho ganyan. Kaya lang, siguro isa rin 'yun sa sikreto ko para mas nangigigil sayo 'yung mga tao 'di ba kapag nakikita ka nila. ['Yung hindi ka accessible all the time] pero kapag nandiyan ako pasabog, paandar," Angelica reasoned.
What made her decide to be picky in her projects?
"Ever since naman. Gusto ko talaga kapag may tinatanggap akong project, bago 'yun. Ayaw kong sayangin ang pera ng mga tao. Ayokong sayangin 'yung mga panahon at oras nila na papanoorin nila ako sa TV o sa pelikula na 'Ay nakit ko na ito eh' o 'Ay napanood ko na ito eh!' Gusto ko 'pag pinapanood nila ako, 'pag nagbibigay sila ng oras sa kin, sulit 'yon. 'Ay sulit ang pera ko kasi natuwa kami kay Angelica ngayon,'" she explained.