“Anak Ko Yan” is the Philippines’ first reality talent show for parent-child tandems. The actress is even more excited for the program as she also started her career in a similar show, Star Struck. However, Jen admits that if her son were to decide to enter the world of show business, she would be the first to disapprove of it.
“Hindi ko yata kaya, hindi ako papayag. Ako na lang siguro ‘wag na lang siya,” the actress said with a shake of head. “Siguro hanggang pictorial lang siya wag na yung talagang showbiz. Kasi mahirap talaga kapag andyan na yung intriga.”
The power emphasized that as a mom, she didn’t want her child to experience the hardships that came with fame. “Bilang isang ina, ayaw mo na maranasan ng anak mo yung ganun. Sa trabaho din namin hindi talaga maiiwasan na mapagod ka kapag dire-doretso ang taping, napupuyat ka rin. Ayaw ko muna na mangyari sa kanya yun kasi bata pa siya,” Jen relayed.
Will her protective mother instincts also influence her hosting on Anak ko Yan?