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Gretchen Barretto retires from showbiz

LionhearTVSeptember 2, 2022

On August 29, ‘Showbiz Now Na’ hosts Cristy Fermin, Morly Alino, and Wendell Alvarez reported that seasoned actress-turned philanthropist Gretchen Barretto’s retirement from showbiz.

The trio discussed Barretto’s retirement, with Wendell highlighting how the showbiz industry would lose some of its most beautiful stars.

“Paano kung mawala siya, mawawala na ang magaganda sa showbiz.” 

Morly emphasized how Barretto is doing her grand exit while remaining relevant.

“At least ate Cristy grand exit ang gagawin niya. Hindi siya laos! Hindi siya pulubi! Hindi siya pangit!”

He also noted how the seasoned actress decided to retire of her own volition.

“Nasa itaas pa rin siya at naisipan niyang bumaba sa kanyang kinalalagyan, hindi siya ibinaba, kusa siyang bumaba. Ibig sabihin hindi siya inayawan ng mga tao at hindi rin naman niya inayawan ang mga tao kundi dinisyunan niya.”

Cristy, on the other hand, recounted the career of Barretto starting in 1984 with her debut Regal Movie, 14 Going Steady.

“Ako naman iniisip ko lang 14 Going Steady (1984 movie ni Greta) ang una niyang pelikula sa Regal (Films). Katorse anyos siya, dito na siya nagkaedad sa showbiz.

“(Umikot na sa) pelikula, telebisyon, hosting, acting, singing. Siguro nga po dumarating ang tao sap unto na hindi sa nagsasawa kundi pinipili nap o niya kung ano ang lugar na gusto niyang puntahan.”

She also stressed how Barretto values her personal life and connection with her grandchild.

“Katulad ni Gretchen, ang mahalaga sa kanya ngayon ay mag-alaga na lang ng kanyang apo kay Dominique (Cojuangco- Hearn). Ayaw na po niya ng ingay ng showbiz, ayaw na niya ‘yung maraming away-away at kung anu-anong mga iskandalo.

“Lahat naman gustong makarinig ng palakpak kaya lang ito na ‘yung pinili niyang buhay at ganu’n talaga ‘yun.”

Barretto began her career with the 1984 movies Tender Age,’ ’14 Going Steady,’ and ‘Life Begins at 40.’

Her most iconic roles are in the movies The Trial (2014), Ikaw Lamang, Wala nang iba (1994), and The Diplomat Hotel (2013).

As for her TV roles, Barretto starred in the 2010 series Magkaribal and the 2012 teleserye The Princess and I.

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