The young actress and her boyfriend Ricci Rivero had a quick getaway to Siargao.
A video clip of her doing a ‘baby talk’ while buying at a store went viral as some netizens slammed the way she talked.
In Andrea’s interview with Karen Davila, she addressed the comments about her ‘baby talk.’
The young actress explained that it was something she couldn’t control.
“Voice ko talaga siya. Pero hindi siya yong napipili ko subconsciously. Bigla na lang siya nagsi-switch kasi nung bata ako, kulang din ako sa pansin kasi bunso ako [tapos] ‘di ako lumaki sa parents ko. Baby baby talaga ako dati-dati pa.”
She said that she would often do it with the people she’s comfortable with but would sometimes do it if she gets shy or scared.
“Minsan lalabas siya kapag ibig sabihin nun, komportable ako sa’yo or feeling ko may nakikita akong father figure sa’yo, or kuya figure, ate figure kasi lumaki rin ako sa broken family so wala akong masyadong father figure talaga.
“Kapag nakakakita ako ng ganun, lumalabas yong pagka-baby talk ko kasi feeling ko maalagaan niya ako, minsan lumalabas siya kapag masyado akong excited or kapag masyado akong happy. Minsan lalabas din siya kapag ‘di ako komportable sa tao, parang natatakot ako o nahihiya ako. Hindi ko talaga siya napipili,” said Brillantes.
She also said that doing ‘baby talk’ can be one of her ways to bring back her inner child as she became her family’s breadwinner at an early age.
“Hindi, kasi kahit ako hindi ko rin maintindihan eh. Bumabalik at bumabalik talaga siya. Nababago ko lang siya kapag may role ako kasi trabaho ‘yun at saka kailangan. Feeling ko part talaga siya ng childhood ko na nawala.”
Andrea Brillantes started her career in showbiz in 2010. She was only nine years old at the time. Her big break in showbiz was in 2013 when she had the lead role for Annaliza. She is also known for Kadenang Ginto (2018).
She is set to star in the iWant series titled Lyric & Beat along with Seth Fedelin.