Actress Empress Schuck is leaving ABS-CBN if the network is no longer interested with her. Empress' ABS-CBN contract is about to end next month and she admitted that there are offers for her to transfer.
"Honestly po, may offer [from other networks]. But since dito ako lumaki, mahal ko ang ABS, mahal ko sila. Kaya lang may mga bagay talaga na hindi mo pwedeng ipagsisikan…," Empress told ABS-CBN News in an interview Sunday.
"I gave them my loyalty, bata pa lang ako dito na ako lumaki. Nandito ang pagmamahal ko, hinding hindi mawawala 'yun. Pero bilang isang artista, may mga bagay na kailangan mong iwanan, may mga bagay na kailangan mo i-open," she added.
Empress started as a child star and played supporting roles during her teens before being launched as a leading lady in ABS-CBN afternoon soap Rosalka.
Empress admitted that she misses doing teleseryes but it seems that ABS-CBN is not keen on giving her priority. However, she said that her camp has been negotiating with the management but there are no definite plans about her career yet.
"Hindi ko rin alam kung bakit wala pa or bakit medyo matagal [bigyan ng project]. Pero siguro they have their own reason kung bakit wala. Pero siyempre dadating din sa time na maiinip ka, mag-iisip ka kung bakit ganun?" she said.
Empress said that she's willing to stay if she will be offered a good project and if the network lay out plans for her career.
"Kailangan may plano para sa 'yo, na meron silang gusto mangyari para sa 'yo na hindi ka nila pababayaan. Ang question ko sa sarili ko, may plano ba sila?" she said. "Hindi ko alam kung anong plan nila, hindi ko alam kung anong gusto nila for me or kung may ibibigay pa ba sila."
If ABS-CBN still has no plans for her, Empress said that she has no other choice but to accept offers from other networks where there is better opportunity for her.
"Marami namang ibang opportunities sa ibang lugar. Kung wala talaga for now, siguro may times talaga na kailangan mo mag-move on. Or kung gusto pa rin naman nila [ako] mag-stay, napag-uusapan naman lahat," she said.
Empress' last regular project was Mundo Man ay Magunaw way back in 2012. She was last seen playing a supporting role in 2013 ABS-CBN teleserye Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala.