As one of the newest batch of artists who recently joined the Star Magic family and signed an ABS-CBN management contract, Kaila Estrada said she is now ready to follow in the footsteps of her celebrity parents John Estrada and Janice de Belen.
“I wanted to be so many things and I couldn’t just decide on one thing. I wanted to become a tattoo artist, a barista, a doctor, a crime investigator, lahat na. So even now, I don’t think there are any limits to what you want to be as long as you are willing to work hard. And if it really is what you’re passionate about, I don’t think there any limitations. Right now my passion happens to be acting so I’m here and very grateful. And I guess if the role permits, I can still be all of those things di ba (laughs),” she said during the Star Magic Black Pen Media Con.
As the third daughter of Janice de Belen with former husband John Estrada, Kaila shared the advice that her parents gave her when she told them about their decision to join showbiz.
“My mom would always say be true to who you are, you don’t have to change a thing. Just do your best in everything that you do but be the same. Stay true to who you are and don’t change anything. And my dad naman is always telling me always to do everything the best I can and to stay humble,” she shared.
Just like any public figure, Kaila said her parents have also prepared her for possible bashers. But Kaila said she is not worried about it.
“Actually I really believe that it’s something you have to learn pag na-experience mo na talaga siya. Kasi regardless of what anyone tells you on how to handle it, I feel like when the times na mangyari siya, it can really get overwhelming and makakalimutan mo lahat ng yun. And so I have been bashed in the past once and all my mom told me was, ‘You know yourself better than anyone and we know you better than anyone. So you shouldn’t be affected with what anyone is saying about you because you know yourself more,” she said.