Former Star Circle Questor Melissa Ricks came back to her career after years of staying away from the limelight.
Actress Melissa Ricks is one of the beautiful faces in the local showbizness. However, she chooses to stay away from the limelight and focus on her personal life.
The actress is a single mom to her 5-year-old daughter named, Kiera.
In 2018, Melissa admitted that she doesn’t have plans to go back to her career back then. After pregnancy, the actress admitted gaining weight and wanted to work out on his physical first.
Now, Melissa Ricks is back on track.
After years of being a private person, she now appeared on the newest Kapamilya weekend series 24/7 with Joross Gamboa and the also returning actress Julia Montes.
However, in her recent interview, the actress admitted that she came back on acting because of Julia Montes.
“Super love ko si Julia, that’s the only reason why pumayag po ako na tanggapin yon. Kasi actually, hindi na dapat ako babalik.”
Melissa was asked during her interview with PUSH, why she doesn’t want to go back in showbiz.
“Wala lang,” she answered.
“Gusto ko lang yung parang regular life. Naa-appreciate ko yung… siyempre napagdaanan na natin yung showbiz di ba, so yung parang normal life na-appreciate ko.
“Kasi since 14 years old ako nasa taping na ako, di ba, so parang naisip ko na i-enjoy ko lang siya (simple life). And nung nalaman ko na si Julia nga ang bida, natuwa ako, pumayag ako.
“Kasi usually, kunyari MMK or mga guestings hindi po talaga ako pumapayag, kahit yung mga morning show or kung anuman,” Melissa said.
The former Star Circle Quest alumnus revealed that she is having an anxiety attack after facing the camera and the fans again.
“Kasi para na akong may anxiety. Para na akong ninenerbyos masyado. May na-develop akong parang ganun.”
According to her, she doesn’t know where and when this started.
“Hindi ko alam, eh. Para talaga akong magpa-panic attack, yung naiiyak ako sa kaba pag maraming tao, pag may kamera. Kahit ngayon sa taping bawat eksena natatakot pa rin ako. Yung nakakalimutan ko yung lines ko, naba-blanko.”
Apparently, Melissa is brave enough to fight this anxiety.
“Laban ka lang. Wag kang magpa-consume sa kaba mo, sa takot mo. Tsaka yung mga friends ko naman nando’n kaya suwerte nga. Nung sinabi kasi sa akin itong project na ‘to – dapat hindi.
“Pero nung sinabi sa akin na si Julia daw ang bida, sabi ko, ‘ Oo, susuporta din ako kay Julia siyempre.’ At saka nando’n yung friends ko—sina Matt Evans, Joross (Gamboa), Joem (Bascon) —as in sobrang okey yung cast. And then yung director namin is Direk Manny Palo which is also director ko ng five soaps ko dati so parang kampante na rin ako. Pero siyempre iba na yung kamera, iba na yung mga ilaw, yung mga tao, hindi na po ako sanay,” she said.
What can you say?