The last several years have been uninterruptedly dubbed in showbiz circles as “The Year of Anne Curtis,” what with the A-list celebrity’s endless string of major projects—from top-rating TV shows to box-office hits; and much-coveted endorsement deals to reputable recognitions from numerous award-giving bodies.
And even if the lady, admittedly, cannot carry a tune, she had incredibly sold out the Araneta Coliseum to the rafters in 2012 with her first major concert Annebisyosa, and has since done the same in big venues across Asia, the Middle East and the United States.
While showbizlandia and the rest of the nation had thought her blindingly bright star would finally fall from her career’s biggest controversy in December 2013—her drunken meltdown at a swanky club—it looks like Anne Curtis’ charmed life will carry on to 2014, and perhaps even beyond.
On Anne’s birthday on February 17, she happily and humbly announced that five major projects await her 29th year, beginning with this generation’s remake of the Mars Ravelo classic Dyesebel on ABS-CBN.
According to her management team, Viva Artist Agency, Anne is also set to record the follow up to her Platinum-selling debut album (also titled Annebisyosa) in the summer; mount her second major concert in Manila in May; and film two big movie projects within the year, the first of which is The Gifted under Star Cinema and Viva Films that will begin rolling in March.
“I’ll be everywhere again this year, whether people like it or not,” she joked in her trademark sweet candidness. “I’ve learned my lesson from what happened last year and I’m smarter now in many ways.”
Anne admitted during a sit-down with The Manila Times that she painfully realized there is indeed a big price to pay for fame, when the belated news of her alcohol-induced slapping incident, which involved fellow A-list celebrity John Lloyd Cruz, broke out.
“We’ve all gotten drunk at a party at one time in our lives or another, but with fame, I guess the trade-off is your privacy. Anything you do will become a big deal,” she mused. “Actually, when that whole thing came out, it already was weeks after it happened and a non-issue with the people involved. But that’s what being in showbiz means, and I suppose it’ll be a story I can tell my grandchildren one day,” the ever sunny personality surmised.
Anne thought more about her predicament and added that somehow, it is also a celebrity’s mistakes that most likely fuel his or her fame.
“I think it’s how the public sees us as human beings, even if we are on TV and the movies, that make us appeal to them and help them relate to us,” she continued.
Given her reflections of the year-that-was, and her unaffected “passion to live life to the fullest,” there is certainly no reason why 2014 can’t also be the year of this inextinguishable star. Just as Anne Curtis has since she was a 12-year-old newbie in the business, she is raring to embrace 29 with all her might.