College education is important for many people, even for celebrities who've already established their acting careers. Many celebrities go the extra mile to pursue their studies while working in the showbiz industry. One of the stars who's determined to balance school with work is up-and-coming actress Cassy Legaspi. Cassy, together with her twin brother Mavy, recently renewed contracts with GMA Artist Center.
The 20-year-old actress most recently starred in GMA's First Yaya alongside Gabby Concepcion, Sanya Lopez, Maxine Medina, and JD Domagoso. While experiencing lock-in tapings and being away from her family are new to Cassy, there's one thing she's used to by now: balancing school responsibilities with showbiz commitments, which she's been doing since high school. Now that she's in college (she's currently taking up Business Marketing as her course), Cassy shares a few memorable experiences about how she pulls it off.
Cassy shared that there was a time she took a leave of absence (LOA) so she could focus on work. "The first lock-in [taping], nagpaalam ako sa mom ko na, 'Is it okay if I take a sem off?' 'Cause I want to focus on my work first. So ayan, pero sabi ni mama, after that, go back to school," Cassy shares with Candy.
After that, though, Cassy got to experience what it was like to do schoolwork while on set. She even had to enlist the help of her cast members to accomplish her academic deliverables. "Come second lock-in, ayun nag-start na ako ng school and, oh my goodness, I would do yung mga papers ko in between takes. And then yung mga co-actors ko would help me film sa project ko. And it's really funny, 'cause they would also help me," Cassy recalls.
Even though it can be challenging to balance two major things at a time, Cassy believes that if there's a will, there's a way, even if it meant taking a break or asking for help.
Aside from starring in First Yaya, Cassy also has a YouTube channel where she shares behind-the-scenes clips of her life as an actress and a student. She already has almost 240,000 subscribers and counting.
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