Controversial actress-singer Nadine Lustre has come out to reveal the very reason why she opted to terminate her contract with Viva.
Apparently, all she really wanted was “independence.”
“When you say independence, it really is freedom. Freedom to do what you want, say what you want without anyone really stopping you,” she told Nylon Manila.
She added, “Before, there were so many things that I couldn’t do. I was branded differently, you know, the usual artista where everyone has to look up to you like you’re a saint, which I’m not.”
“As soon as I left the agency, I was able to say no to things that I didn’t want to do. I was able to say yes to things that they probably wouldn’t take (for) me (to) do, but I really wanted to do. I was able to dress the way that I want, I was able to put out things that are up to the quality that I want. Before, there were so many limitations.”
Freedom came with a hefty price though with Nadine noting her job has since become “five times harder.”
She explained, “The job is five times harder than before because you don’t have an agency to back you up. Now, it’s like, you want do this? You have to do it by yourself. You have to fund it or find someone to partner with you… no one else is going to back you up financially this time. Mas mahirap siya.”
But the 27-year-old has no regrets maintaining it is all “worth it.”
Note Viva has since filed a lawsuit against Nadine.