Is she switching networks?
This was one of the questions that Shaina Magdayao was asked to address amid rumors that there is an offer for her in the rival network.
In an interview at the press conference of her new iWant series Past Present Perfect, the actress clarified, “I am a Kapamilya. I am here in ABS (CBN). We are all here in ABS. We just finished doing another project for ABS, which is ‘Past, Present, Perfect.’ Sa buong karera ko, sa buong pinagdaanan ko, hindi naman natin maaalis na magpapasalamat ako, number one, sa ABS dahil dito na ako lumaki but, number two, also sa kabilang istasyon dahil doon ako nagsimula."
So my Ladylove Produ Bianca Balbuena-Liew called me months ago about a new project w EpicMedia for I WANT ORIGINALS.... She used the friendship card (knowing I wont say no to her 😹) and dropped the name of another love of mine THE “Neil Daza” as our DOP. 🎥 (so paano pa talaga hihindi diba? 🤩) Obviously, I respect and trust these talented filmmakers. So I knew I were in good hands. 🌈 Bianca also told me how much she believes in this new writer/director - Dwein Baltazar. So I should say YES to working with her. AND I SWEAR, IM GLAD I DID. 💘 So here it is. The official trailer of our I WANT ORIGINALS 7-EP SERIES called #PastPresentPerfect 🌈 Episodes 1-4 are now ready for streaming. For free! Just download the app ( I WANT) Also, thaaaaanks to everyone who made us trend on twitter 🌈 and to all the heartwarming reviews and tags 🤩 Salamat. Episodes 5-6 available, avlb at 12mn later 🇵🇭 MNL TIME. Episode 7 - SOON!
Asked if she already renewed her contract with ABS-CBN, Shaina said that she was not able to yet because of her busy schedule.
“Meron po [offer to renew] kaya lang alis po ako ng alis. Ang daming nangyayari. Jetlagged pa ako. Hindi pa settled lahat pero nagpapasalamat na ako sa lahat ng magagandang nangyayari sa akin. I’ve been telling myself na pahinga muna pero habang nagpapahinga ako, may nangyayaring ganito. Napaka-generous talaga ng Panginoon when it comes to blessing me and my career,” she stated.
Shaina recently represented the Philippines at the Cannes Film Festival for the movie Ang Hupa (The Halt) by director Lav Diaz.
The press also asked Shaina if she would consider transferring if there is an offer in the other network. She stated, "Kung may offer man, malalaman niyo naman eh. But right now, I’m here in ABS in front of you."