Kapamilya Actress Liza Soberano revealed the hardships that she’s had as an actress.
Entering the world of showbiz was her ultimate dream since she was a child, but despite the glamorous life as an actress, Liza admitted that she has a hard time at certain times.
In an interview with Fr. Tito Caluag in the episode of “Journeys of Hope“, Soberano shared that her family has been her motivation for perseverance to enter showbiz at a young age.
“I grew up with my grandparents. Eventually I was also adopted by them so by law, they are my real parents.”
Returning to the country when she was 10 years old along with her grandparents, it was here that she learned the conditions that her father was living with.
She then decided to get involved in modeling and pursue an acting career, “I saw that as an opportunity to be able to help. Help my dad, help my siblings. My motivation ever since then has been to complete all of my siblings under one roof.”
Liza admitted to Fr. Caluag the hardships that she faces as an actress,
“Being an artista is really hard. You face judgment from a lot of people that you don’t necessarily know and you get criticized for doing something that you hope will inspire or make other people happy.”
But because of her family she’s really inspired to work extra hard for them.
“It’s not easy but my motivation has driven me to work extra hard and to not give up because I know that there are people that count on me.”
Recently, Liza spoke out about the online sexual exploitation of children during the COVID-19 quarantine. This was on top of many other social injustice issues in the news.
“I am ENRAGED. I saw so many videos online that absolutely broke my heart. An innocent man got shot, a teacher went to jail, and multiple street vendors. Is anyone doing anything about this???”
I am ENRAGED. I saw so many videos online that absolutely broke my heart. An innocent man got shot, a teacher went to jail, and multiple street vendors. Is anyone doing anything about this??? https://t.co/qW9knmcSIE— Liza Soberano (@lizasoberano) May 14, 2020
But some netizens criticized the actress for being enraged about the teacher who got jailed for threatening to kill the President.
Disappointed with this girl. Use your head not your beauty. Too naive.. Maybe your not affected right now of whats happening but sooner you will bow your head to the President!!! I’m hoping u wont experience brutality…— Rowie (@Rowie31087962) May 14, 2020
i understand the rage ba'sang but know the story behind the teacher who got jailed. let not our loyalty to some people taint our objective judgment of how things really are.— jcpbow (@nelcb407) May 14, 2020
wag ka muna padadala sa emosyon mo laiza, tingnan mo muna ang dajilan kng balit humantong sa ganun. wag kang mababaw. mabait ka at mautak din. saliksikin mo muna ang mga pangyayare bago ka magalit. baka pagsisishan mo. at ag nabash ka, magagalit ka. kayo. palala lang.— team70's (@suya_sila42) May 17, 2020
Liza was also criticized for commenting on how the ABS-CBN shutdown has affected people living in areas hit by Typhoon Ambo because their usual source of information, ABS-CBN, was off the air.
“I hope this serves as an eye opener. Yes, there are options, but not everyone has that luxury.”
‼️‼️‼️ I hope this serves as an eye opener. Yes, there are options, but not everyone has that luxury. https://t.co/xwLt12YB8q— Liza Soberano (@lizasoberano) May 15, 2020
Trolls replied to this with their “Law is Law” argument which has already been disproved several times already.
It's not a matter of having options. It's a matter of the implementation of the law. Being granted a franchise shld not be based on opinions, access to service or celebrity status. It shld only be base on LAW and LAW only.— lee (@leeca89) May 17, 2020
It's and eye opener for your network to settle legal things before operating your network!!— Claire Joyce (@ClaireJ50250418) May 15, 2020
This is nature! PaGASa provides info to these telecoms to be announced to the public! Hndi nkasalalay sa ABS ang pagpredict ng weather forecast. It's their local govt's task to keep their people safe… maski wla ABS kung may klamidad mangyayari ang mga gantong bagay…— Novemberbaby (@Novemberbaby20) May 15, 2020
But despite the bashings that the actress is facing, Liza used her influence as an actress to fight against sexual exploitation of children from online predators.
"Our kids are not for sale!"— Philstar.com (@PhilstarNews) May 21, 2020
Senator @risahontiveros will host a Facebook live tomorrow with Kapamilya actress @lizasoberano and child protection organizations to talk about how to take action and protect children from online predators. pic.twitter.com/lSLAprFoW0