May bubog pa? Kris throws shade at ABS-CBN in Hollywood role announcement
Actress and former presidential sister Kris Aquino threw shade at her former longtime TV network, ABS-CBN, on the same day that she revealed her bagging of a huge Hollywood movie role.
On an Instagram post last Saturday (April 15), Aquino, locally dubbed the “Queen of all Media,” highlighted how rough the past year has been for her professionally.
“For a year, i experienced rejections. A part of my spirit broke. There were 2 shows i lost because hiring an Aquino for TV was a political risk not worth taking,” she wrote, without mentioning ABS-CBN.
It was during that span that her brother, Benigno Aquino III of the Liberal Party (LP), stepped down from Malacañang to give way to the uber popular President Rodrigo Duterte. Duterte handily defeated LP bet Mar Roxas in the elections.
Then in September 2016 or just three months into the Duterte administration, “Kristeta” left ABS-CBN. She had been a top star at the Kapamilya network for over two decades, hosting various talk shows, game shows and starring in prime time soap operas.
Their parting of ways appeared to be cordial, but Aquino’s reference to it on the particular IG post might cause one to interpret that ABS-CBN wasn’t there when their top talent was in the doldrums.
The Duterte administration has been a volatile period so far for the Kapamilya network, as Digong clearly hasn’t forgiven it for its supposedly biased reporting during the election campaign. To him, ABS-CBN is an “oligarch” company.
As for actress Aquino, things are finally looking up for her as she announced her signing up for a “major Hollywood studio role” on the same post.
“I passed 5 levels of intense scrutiny and was offered a role. It is surreal to be reading the script from a major Hollywood studio watermarked on every page with my name,” she said.