Even though their marriage didn’t go the “happily ever after” route, Sunshine Dizon proves she and estranged husband, Timothy Tan, can leave their issues behind as they are foremost, parents.
“We’re civil,” she said in a recent interview when asked about their status.
It’s been two years since they parted ways and Sunshine is happy with their current setup. The actress is also getting praises from netizens for hurdling differences for the sake of their two children.
“We have to (be okay). At the end of the day, he is still the father of my children. We may have gone through a lot, but still, he has duties and obligations that he needs to fulfill,” she noted. “Yes, we don’t have a perfect setup but we will just have to make the most out of it.”
Sunshine admitted she is still undecided whether or not she will file for annulment, leaving it all up to God.
As to the possibility of entering a new relationship, the 35-year-old may not be closing her doors to it but it’s not a priority at the moment.
“You’ll never know what will happen. So let’s see. I’m still bagets pa naman,” she said.
If and when Timothy decides to do the same, Sunshine sees no problem with that.
“That’s his life, that’s his decision. I’ve learned that no matter how you try to make things work, if it’s not for you, then it’s not. You have to let go and move on with your life.”
We caught up with Sunshine at the press conference of “Rainbow’s Sunset,” an official entry to the 2018 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF).
Produced by Heaven’s Best Entertainment, “Rainbow’s Sunset” is about an old man who comes out of the closet and leaves his family to take care of his ailing BFF-lover.
“This is for the LGBT community, but this is not your usual coming-of-age movie,” said Sunshine who plays the daughter of the old man.
Going with the movie’s theme, a reporter asked Sunshine about her personal thoughts on the LGBTQ community.
According to the actress, she has lesbian aunties.
“I remember there was this one time that they had to wear a dress and I was so confused because I’ve always seen them as boys,” she laughed. “But regardless of their sexual preference, they are nice persons. I love and look up to them.”
Sunshine believes gender should never be an issue when it comes to love.
“It’s all about acceptance. As long as they make good contribution to society, then it’s fine, we should gladly embrace them.”
All about growth
Sunshine revealed she took a refresher course in acting since “Rainbow’s Sunset” is under the helm of director Joel Lamangan.
Although it’s not the first time they worked together, the actress admitted she still gets nervous having the awarded director on set.
“I don’t know, but I can’t help but get nervous working with Direk Joel. I think it’s a good thing because that means I want to give my best. I want to offer something new. It’s all about growth as an actress,” she said.
“Truth is, I look up to him like a father. I want to please him all the time. So if he told me, ‘You did good today,’ I feel like I am successful in my career path,” Sunshine added.
Others cast members of “Rainbow’s Sunset” are Eddie Garcia, Aiko Melendez, Gloria Romero, and Noel Comia Jr. The movie is said to be based on real-life story.
“Rainbow’s Sunset” opens in cinemas nationwide on Dec. 25 as an official entry to the MMFF.
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