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The kapamilya actress and former “Pinoy Big Brother” teen housemate Yen Santos admitted that she nearly gave up on showbiz for failing to portray her roles well.

Yen Santos

In a press conference for the hit series “Pure Love” on Wednesday, Yen Santos said she thought that showbiz was not for her because she find it difficult to cry on heavy scenes. “Naisip ko na po ‘yon. Naisip ko po na baka hindi para sa akin [ang showbiz] kung pag-iyak lang hindi ko magawa,” she said.

The 21-year-old star recalled that a lot of people don’t believe and trust her capacity as an actress when she was starting. She added that there was a time that her co-actors and staff waited for her to cry for two hours.

“Noong nag-start pa lang po kasi may mga taong hindi naniniwala sa kakayahan ko. Parang noong umpisa pa lang, wala silang tiwala sa akin pagdating sa set. Dalawang oras nila akong hinihintay, hindi talaga ako maiyak,” she said.

But instead of giving up, Yen Santos said that she will take her negative experiences as a challenge to prove to everyone that she can make it on the industry.

During the press conference, the director of “Pure Love,” Veronica Velasco said that  she has improved and she can now easily cry. According to Yen Santos, she studied her character well so she can play her role as Ysabel in the series.

“Pure Love,” which also stars Alex Gonzaga, Joseph Marco and Arjo Atayde is now down to its final two weeks. It airs from Monday to Friday before “TV Patrol.”

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