It's been an *intense* year for 26-year-old Nadine Lustre so far, and she recently got real about the artista life and common misconceptions people have about it during her live interview with Monster RX93.1.
"We don't have everything," she stressed. "People might think, 'Their lives are so good, they have everything.' We don't. That's one of the things that I want people to know and understand, and to remember. We don't have everything."
Nadine shared: "There are a lot of things that I want to achieve, a lot of things that I want to do. [There are] a lot of things in my life that I wish were different. A lot of things happened in my life that I wish never happened, you know?"
"They always think that our lives are so glamorous, like walang problema, it's so easy. It's hard...The biggest challenge that I ever experienced being in this industry is to learn how to put a straight face on, even though inside, you're already falling apart. I experienced that when my brother died...I [was doing] It's Showtime, it was so hard because I had to put a happy face—a smiling face—on, but deep down I was breaking because of what happened."
"Everything is magnified. If you make a mistake, it's always magnified like 10 times. That's one of the things that I had a hard time dealing with. It's hard e, we make mistakes also. We're people, too. But we are in this industry, and there's a reason why we're all here. We have to deal with it."
During her interview, Nadine also talked about her upcoming album, saying that there will be more than ten songs in it. She shared that she really *dug deep* for the yet-untitled project. "I want this to be like a diary that everyone could experience."
When asked where she finds the strength to always answer questions head-on, especially during interviews, Nadine said, "I don't know, it just kind of happens...At the end of the day, I don't regret what I said. Especially those interviews. I guess I'm not really worried anymore. Because before, I used to care about what people would say about me. But I grew so much, being in this industry, I grew so much. I guess I just learned how to be bulletproof...If I do say something, if I make a mistake, then that's on me. I also don't want to act like I'm perfect. If I make mistakes, then I make those mistakes, and I learn from [them]."
The actress also talked about what she focuses on whenever people say mean things about her: "At the end of the day, the only thing that matters is what you think about yourself. It's not what other people think about you, it's what you think about yourself."
This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Candymag.com editors.