Viva’s new superstar Xia Vigor was supposed to reject the Miracle in Cell No. 7 role according to her Mommy Christy, who was present during her contract signing with Viva recently.
Mommy Christy shared that prior to the Yesha offer, they already bid farewell to Xia’s former artist management, Star Magic, as the family is set to go back to England, where Xia grew up.
“Galing po kami ng Star Magic, doon po kami ng two years, natapos na din po ’yong contract namin,” Mommy Christy began.
“Nagpaalam na po kami sa kanila, actually we’re going back to England tapos bigla pong dumating itong Miracle [in Cell No. 7]. Sabi nga po sa akin, kunin daw po namin.”
Mommy Christy was admittedly hesitant initially. She said she was already bent in bringing Xia back to England in order to continue her studies there.
“So, ang hirap din pong mag-isip dahil natakot na din po ako sa showbiz,” Mommy Christy went on “Parang ayoko na po muna siya mag-artista, mag-aaral na lang po sana siya sa England.
“Kasi nga po walang stability po dito hindi ba? Kapag sa showbiz hindi mo alam kung saan ka pupulutin after a while. So, sabi ko, ‘walang stability...balik na lang tayo sa England.’”
Mommy Christy also disclosed that even Star Magic had a number of projects lined up for Xia. But that time, she already made up her mind to leave the country with her kids.
“Marami naman po sila in-offer sa akin. Ayaw po nila na umalis si Xia, they told me na, ‘We love Xia mommy, we don’t want her to go.’ Sabi ko ‘kasi po single mom ako, medyo mahirap po ’yong showbiz tsaka gusto ko po mag-aral siya.’
“Pinayagan naman po ako nang maayos. Na-timing lang po talaga na bago kami umalis in-offer ’yong Miracle, naging miracle tuloy ’yong nangyare.
“Nasa England na sana po kami kung walang nangyaring Miracle.”
Another reason why Mommy Christy wanted to live abroad again is that she also has a salon to take care of back there.
“Kasi doon po may salon ako, pinapa-rent po namin parang back-up plan ko po ’yon. Kaso po dumating ’yong Miracle [in Cell No. 7].
“Siguro po talagang...naka-dalawang paalam na nga po ako sa Star Magic, sa lahat. Tapos biglang napunta ’yong Miracle so I think...she’s meant to be here.
“Baka may gagawin pa talaga siya rito.”
When asked if she expected that Miracle in Cell No. 7 will make it big, Mommy Christy was quick to say, “No, hindi ko po talaga in-expect.”
She admitted that rejecting the project already crossed her mind because she was choosing between Xia’s education and showbiz career.
“Hindi nga po dapat kami matutuloy, iniisip ko pa ’yong Miracle kung tatanggapin kasi pag-aaral niya versus eto na naman mag-try na naman kami ng showbiz.
“Baka mamaya magkamali ako ng desisyon. Kumbaga ito ’yong magiging turning point ng buhay niya, e.
“Pag nagkamali ako, hindi pwede ...kaya talaga pong pinag-isipan ko mabuti kung itutuloy ’yong Miracle.”
After accepting the project, Mommy Christy promised that they will really go back to England once it finished. But it looks like, Xia is really meant to be in the showbiz industry.
“Sabi ko ‘after Miracle sige uuwi kami ng England.’ E, kaso in-offeran naman po siya [ng contract ng Viva] after Miracle din.
“So, sabi ko hindi naman lahat nabibigyan ng opportunity na ganoon. So, dito na lang muna.”
And now, Xia is set to spread her wings even more as she’s set to do another father-and-daughter movie under Viva, of course, this time with Janno Gibbs, plus a still-undisclosed solo project.
Not everyone is meant to be a star. But Xia is already one. Congrats!