Ai Ai delas Alas fully supports her daughter Sophia’s dream of making a name for herself in local Tinseltown.
In an interview, the seasoned actress-comedian revealed the 23-year-old girl has told her about it and she approves.
However, the 54-year-old mother has had to tell Sophia that loss of privacy comes with the package, something the latter is having a hard time accepting.
“She really wants to act but the she doesn’t like her privacy being invaded,” said Ai Ai. “She still needs to learn how to compromise.”
Well, bashers abound in show business for sure. Ai Ai knows a thing or two about it and so she advises Sophia to always choose her battles and not go to war with everyone over everything.
“Now that the world has changed because of social media, it’s hard to pinpoint who your enemies are because they know how to hide their identity,” the actress said.
So, it’s all systems go now for Sophia, huh?
“I mean its okay with me as long as she finishes her studies first,” Ai Ai said. “That has been the only thing I ask of my kids.”
Ai Ai recalled Sophia telling her one time that it might be too late for her if she doesn’t join show business soon.
“But then I pointed out to her that I started in showbiz at age 24,” she said, adding with a smile, “That means she has one more year left.”
According to Ai Ai, her unica hija is versatile and can act, sing, and dance.
“I told her that I envision her as someone like any of the members of K-pop group BLACKPINK because she can sing and dance – and she has abs,” Ai Ai laughed.
Well, there’s no stopping Sophia now, who is cast in Ai Ai’s film with Ex Battalion titled “Sons Of Nanay
Sabel” in cinemas on May 8.
Ai Ai shared she’s doing more movies than usual this year as she has marked 2020 as hiatus period for her so she could focus on married life.
The comedian tied the knot with Gerald Sibayan in 2017. She was 52 years old, he was 23 that time.
Aside from “Sons Of Nanay Sabel,” Ai Ai has a special participation in the GMA movie “Kiko En Lala,” which opens in theaters on May 22.
Then on June 19, Ai Ai shares screen time with Bayani Agbayani in “Feelinials” directed by Rechie del Carmen and produced by singer-actress Pops Fernandez.
The actress is also doing a movie titled “And Ai Thank You” under Horseshoe Productions, and another film under Regal Entertainment.
Currently, Ai Ai is seen on television via drama fantasy series “Kara Mia” where she plays Reynarra.
Does she miss doing independent films?
Well, no, Ai Ai said, she does not miss doing indie films. For her, whether it’s indie or mainstream movies, what matters is she gives her best.
Recall that her film “Area” in 2016 saw her win the Best Female Actor trophy under the Narrative Feature category at the 7th Queens World Film Festival in New York.
Last year, Ai Ai was named Best Actress at the 39th Oporto International Film Festival in Portugal for her role in indie film “School Service” – a performance which won her the same award at Cinemalaya Film Festival where the movie debuted.