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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Jun 1, 2016

Andi Eigenmann's Dormant Career Gets A Big Boost With Her Participation At The Cannes FilmFest

ADMIT IT or not, Andi Eigenmann’s career suffered last year when she did three movies for Viva that all dismally flopped at the tills: “Tragic Theatre”, “Your Place or Mine” and the remake of “Angela Markado”. ABS-CBN has not given her any new show after she supported Anne Curtis in “Dyesebel”. Her messy love life and her tiff with her own mom, Jaclyn Jose, also didn’t help her to have a good and positive image in the eyes of the viewing public.

She herself admitted that she almost thought of quitting showbiz. “Mahirap, e,” she was quoted as saying. “Minsan parang you just don’t want to deal with it anymore. I don’t want to live in a world where all I do is explain myself. My past doesn’t define me. I know that I’m worth something more.”

But now, her inclusion in the cast of the Cannes Filmfest entry, “Ma Rosa”, and her personal appearance on the red carpet and the awards night, when her mother won as best actress, no doubt help boost her career. She was included by the prestigious magazine Vanity Fair in their best dressed list and now, she even got deals for international pictorials for France and Russia which we hope will lead to movie projects for her to do abroad.

No doubt this will give her career the big boost it needs. “I’m just taking this as a chance to begin again. This time, to be recognized and to be appreciated for what I can do, not just for what I’ve done, not just for how I look but for what I can do because I’m really so passionate about my craft. I feel like my dad (the late Mark Gil) is just up there looking down at us and he’s very happy. ‘Yun ‘yung isa sa mga sayang kasi wala na siya rito para ma-witness ‘yun with us. My dad has always been one of my biggest fans and to know that I made it, kahit na one week lang. Even if isang maliit na bagay lang ang nagawa ko, na mapabilang sa isang pelikula na na-recognize abroad, alam ko na sobrang proud siya sa amin ni mommy.”

Andi will soon start shooting a new movie for Viva, “Camp Sawi”, about women broken hearted with their failed relationships, co-starring Arci Munoz, Bela Padilla, Yassi Pressman, new comedian Kim Molina and with Dennis Trillo.