Bianca King has been in showbiz for many years, but now, this star is truly shining at her brightest. She got her big break when she was chosen to star in the 2011 teleserye Sinner or Saint, where she essayed her first lead role. She has since become one of her network’s best leading ladies, recently delivering a noteworthy performance as Luna in the recently concluded series Luna Blanca. Aside from being a good actress, she’s also a budding director who already helmed several music videos.
In the November 2012 issue of Women's Health, Bianca shared that it took her years of hard work and determination to get to where she is now. Her diligence has certainly paid off, and she’s definitely reaping the rewards of her perseverance. Read on for some important life lessons she learned throughout the years!
1. TURN YOUR SETBACKS TO YOUR ADVANTAGE.
The Fil-Canadian actress was told countless times before that she’ll only be convincing as a kontrabida. But instead of feeling she was being typecast, she took it with a positive attitude. “I owned it! I called it my asset and tried to shine in the kontrabida roles that were given to me. My mindset was “If I do well in this, they [the network executives] might see something in me that’ll give them ideas for the next show that I’m going to do.’”
2. ZERO IN ON YOUR GOALS.
“I’m such a go-getter. I set goals for myself and find ways to achieve them. I worked hard to graduate from college, and then sakto, when I was almost done with school and doing my thesis already, the difficult roles started coming. So I feel like I made the right decision. No time, no energy was wasted.
3. BE PATIENT.
“Parang seven years akong nag-workshop tapos last year lang talaga nag-start 'yung career ko when I was granted the role of Noemi in Sinner or Saint (I've enlisted in workshops for seven years, but my career only really started last year, when I was granted the role of Noemi in Sinner or Saint),” she tells WH, without a hint of disappointment or frustration. “It was the type of meaty role that actresses really aspire for in their careers and it came at the right time. Na-prepare talaga ako from my years of acting experience (I was really prepared from my years of acting experience.).”
4. NEVER STOP LEARNING.
Bagging her first primetime TV role was no joke, so Bianca made sure to prepare for it. “Ten weeks before Luna Blanca started, I was attending hardcore acting workshops, learning different techniques on how to stretch the instrument—your heart, your body, your mind, which is something you need to play Luna kasi nga, it’s very physically challenging. You don’t just need to act; you really have to be focused. If you’re not focused, you will get irritated by the paint, you will want to walk out and say ‘I don’t want to do this anymore.’”
To learn more about Bianca King, grab a copy of the November 2012 issue of Women's Health, out on stands now! You can also subscribe to the magazine’s digital edition.
Also in this issue:
Flat Sexy Abs
The Climate Change Diet
Your Smart New Love Strategy
(Photo by Dix Perez)