Without a doubt, a lot of people missed seeing former child star Xyriel Manabat on television — and it’s evident in the various reactions of netizens on social media following her announcement that she has completed high school this year.
While several fans want to see her back on the screen, they might have to wait a little longer as she won’t be returning to television anytime soon.
In the latest episode of Kapamilya Confessions where she answered various questions from fans, Xyriel got asked when she will be making a comeback on TV. And while she’s not quitting doing acting roles, she said she’s focusing on her personal life right now.
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According to Xyriel, she’s the type of person who gives her all when she takes on a role. And since she’s still studying, she feels like she might not give justice to whatever she role will be taking on if she accepts a project now.
“Hindi ko pa po alam kasi as of now po, sobrang focused po ako sa personal life and sa school ko. So mahirap pong gumanap sa isang role na hindi po ako fully committed. Siyempre baka hindi ko po mabigyan ng justice ‘yung role. So du’n po tayo ‘pag nandun na lahat focus ko and lahat ng determination ko nandu’n na po sa show na ‘yun,” Xyriel said.
Asked what program she wants to take up when she goes to college, she answered: “Ngayon ko po nag-paplano po ako mag-Civil Engineering.”
On what advice she would give to those struggling with online classes during the pandemic, she said: “Kasi kahit po ako nahihirapan. Siguro po lagi niyo pong tingnan ‘yung vision na nakikita niyo ‘yung sarili niyo for the future. Or lagi niyo po itatak sa puso’t-isip niyo ‘yung plano na meron kayo and ‘yung dream niyo para meron po kayong motivation.”
She went on: “And lagi niyo po itatak sa isip niyo sa bawat ginagawa niyo kung bakit niyo ginagawa ‘to and kahit bakit mahirap, kinakaya niyo po.”
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Xyriel also recently made waves online after standing up for herself following various incidents of sexual harassment from netizens.
The now 16-year-old teen star rose to fame after starring in the hit ABS-CBN fantaserye Agua Bendita. She has appeared in numerous television and film projects throughout the span of her nearly decade-long career in showbiz.