After retiring earlier this year as the president and CEO of ABS-CBN, Charo Santos-Concio admitted she never imagined herself becoming a beauty ambassador for the very first time in her long career. "Masayang masaya (ako ngayon). I mean I never imagined that at 60 I’d be endorsing a beauty product and so I hope I’m able to inspire a lot of women to pursue their dreams, to continue enjoying life, to continue facing your fears and live your dreams. Hindi naman nagtatapos ang buhay when you get to 60. In fact, age and beauty are not really opposites, they’re good friends. Because with age comes a lot of wisdom, with age comes achievement, success, dignity, a lot of lessons learned, inner peace, a calm mind, and serenity and all of these equals beauty right? So age equals beauty (laughs). Age is just a number,” she shared during the Olay Night Ritual presscon held last June 15 at the Shangri-la Hotel at the Fort in Taguig.
The Maalaala Mo Kaya host also talked about her return to the big screen as part of Lav Diaz’s new film project. "I feel great. I hope to be able to inspire women. It feels like starting over again. I’m having fun. I’m re-discovering how it’s like to be facing the cameras again (laughs). It’s like having a great adventure. It feels good to be back. It feels good to be working with young people. I’m learning a lot from them and I’m bringing back the lessons that I picked up back to ABS-CBN,” she shared. Working with one of the Kapamilya network’s top talents in the project is also a big deal for Charo Santos-Concio. "I did a movie with John Lloyd (Cruz). I feel very grateful that he accepted the project. He’s great. He’s very good. He’s very focused on his craft,” she added.
When asked for details about her role, the veteran actress said her character is a very simple woman but refused to add any more to that statement. "Parang hindi pa panahon. At saka parang sa tamang panahon (dapat). Eh parang hindi pa ito yung tamang panahon. Ma-she-share din yan sa inyo. Malalaman niyo din yan. But it was a great experience to work with John Lloyd,” she said.
With her return to acting, Charo Santos-Concio admits she does not want to put a limit to what she wants to do onscreen for now. "Hindi ko alam. Hindi ko nga iniisip eh. Parang whatever comes my way and I feel good about it then I’m open to it. I take it one day at a time. You know when the offer came, Lav Diaz asked me if I would be interested. He sent me the script. I fell in love with the character and so I said yes,” she admitted.