Kristine Hermosa Reportedly Turns Down P28 Million Contract Offer From GMA-7Is there public clamor for the return to show business of Kapamilya actress Kristine Hermosa? For quite some time now, her big comeback to the entertainment industry has been anticipated. Many projects were reportedly meant to be her vehicle to return to primetime but eventually, she ended up turning down all of those.
Now, Kristine has reportedly rejected a 3-year exclusive network contract from GMA-7. According to reports, that deal could have earned her a whopping P28 million. That could be a really hefty sum considering her long absence in the TV business and considering that her previous TV assignments were not widely followed.
Kristine allegedly stated in a social media shout out that she turned down the offer because she prefers to remain a Kapamilya. Kristine has always been a contract artist of Star Magic, the talent management arm of ABS-CBN. As we all know, GMA-7 is a staunch rival of the station.
Is GMA-7 interested?
If the reports are true, many critics are raising questions over the accuracy of reports that GMA-7 offered such a contract to Kristine. That is because as mentioned, Kristine was never a big star that she may think she is. Second, GMA-7 must have learned its lessons about contract stars who turn out to be huge problems of production crews due to attitude problems.
In her past ABS-CBN shows, it could be recalled that most members of the production were cursing Kristine allegedly because of her bad attitude towards work. For instance, when she was still doing ‘Pangako Sa ‘Yo,’ more than a decade ago, the production reportedly complained to the management that Kristine was often moody and would not agree to do crying and dramatic scenes.
Possible role in ‘Dyesebel’
For its part, GMA-7 is now known for being a disciplinarian. The network immediately sanctions erring stars, who provide delays and setbacks on tapings. One classic example could be Claudine Barretto, who was reportedly a major headache during her stint in primetime series ‘Iglot.’ According to reports, Claudine often went to tapings very late and was making up excuses to pack up earlier.
Back to Kristine, latest we heard, she is being eyed to play the role of Mars Ravelos’ ‘Dyesebel.’ ABS-CBN would bring back the popular local mermaid character to local TV. It was played in 2009 by Marian Rivera in GMA-7. Aside from Kristine, other stars allegedly in the shortlist are Anne Curtis, Bea Alonzo, and KC Concepcion.