Six years after she left for the United States to start a family with her husband, Patricia Javier is now looking to resume her showbiz career in the Philippines.
Javier, who recently flew in from San Diego, shared her hopes of staging a comeback as an actress.
“Nakaka-miss din talaga,” said Javier. “Kung may magandang project for me, why not, ‘diba? So yeah, I’m here, I’m back!”
The former teen star – she debuted on TV at 16 via “That’s Entertainment” – was launched as a sexy actress in 1999 with the film “Ang Kapit ni Mrs. Montero.”
She went on to appear in some 15 movies, a number of them comedy, and in several TV shows. Javier even dabbled in music, having launched a self-titled album, “PJ,” at one point.
While on a US concert tour in 2003, Javier met chiropractor Dr. Rob Walcher, whom she eventually married four years later. They decided to move to San Diego for good shortly after.
Describing herself as a “full-time mommy” with children now aged 7 and 2, Javier told ABS-CBN News she also busied herself in the US as an esthetician and as a DJ.
She also took active part in charity works, interacting with battered women and those in need of medical help. Javier explained that part of the reason she returned to the Philippines, aside from visiting her family, is to continue her cause.
A member of BKP (Books for Kids in the Philippines), Javier said she will be participating in the distribution of books to schools sponsored by the non-profit organization.
Once finished with her business with BKP, Javier said she is hoping to find luck in showbiz. She added she misses having TV guestings, doing drama on TV, “atsaka ‘yung mga nakakasama ko sa showbiz na mababait na artista, syempre.”
Asked who among the currently popular stars she is a fan of, Javier mentioned Maja Salvador, Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson.
“Syempre si Cristine Reyes,” she added, “kasi natatandaan ko pa siya noong nag-da-dance pa kami nung ate niyang si Ara, pumupunta pa kami sa bahay niya no’n. Nagulat nalang ako, ngayon sobrang sikat na siya tapos angganda-ganda niya!”
As a returning actress, is Javier still open to doing sexy roles?
“Para sa akin, ang pagiging artista, kung ano ‘yung ibinigay sa’yo na role, kung kaya mong panindigan or patunayan, [tatanggapin mo],” she said. “Iyon ang pagiging artista, ‘diba?”
“So sa akin, hindi ako namimili kung anuman ang ibigay nila basta masasabi ko na ‘yung project, pwede mong ipagmayabang.” (MNS)