Now that she is a mother of a 10-month old baby, sexy actress Nathalie Hart she’s a changed woman in more ways than one.
“Siyempre, mas responsible na ako ngayon—mas kuripot na ako ngayon,” she said, laughing.
She used to have an I-don’t-care attitude when it comes to life, career, everything.
“Wala akong pakialam sa lahat ng bagay kasi medyo hippie ako dati, happy-go-lucky lang. Ngayon, hindi na puwede ‘yun. Kailangan may routine na and kailangan planado mo ang mga bagay-bagay.”
We asked her for tips about parenting.
“Ang sinabi lang sa akin ng mother ko is ‘wag ko pakinggan lahat ng tao and just do it my way. Minsan ay you get so stressed out by everybody who gives you opinion or ‘yung style nila. She told me to be yourself; as long as naaalagaan mo ang anak mo, ‘yun ang pinaka-importante.”
At this point in her life, Nathalie has set boundaries on doing sexy scenes.
“Hindi naman talaga ‘yung titigil ako pero mamimili lang ako. Of course I have to be different now in the way I move, the way I do things. Siyempre, dapat pang mas matanda na,” she said.
But what about her adoring male fans?
“If they are still there, thank you so much to them. Pero kung ayaw nila sa akin na mother na ako, I mean, I’m here naman to work, eh. I am not really pleasing everybody. It’s up to them. Marami namang ibang artista kung gusto nila ng single. ‘Yun ang panoorin nila. Kung pinapanood nila ako kung paano ako magtrabaho, puwede pa rin nila ako panoorin.”
While she has become choosy, Nathalie stressed she is “open” to consider any project.
“Wala naman pong problema sa akin as long as the story is good, the character is great, wala pong problema.”
Going back to show business is not a problem for Nathalie despite that some people think she might get less offers now because of her status.
“I am a happier person now that I am a mom. Kung hindi man ako bigyan ng opportunity in this business, okay lang po. Natakot ba ako? Hindi naman kasi at the end of the day, life doesn’t end there naman, eh. I can still do other things in life pero mas gusto ko pa ring umarte,” she said.
But she has other options should acting assignments come few and far between.
“I’m studying filmmaking,” she said. “If I don’t get the chance or the opportunity to act, I still want to be part of filmmaking.”
Nathalie is in the cast of iWant original movie “Barbara Reimagined.” It is a remake of classic horror film “Patayin Sa Sindak Si Barbara” which also stars JC De Vera, Mariel De Leon, and Xia Vigor.
Surprisingly, Nathalie comes slimmer into the series.
“Stress, nakakapayat po ang stress,” she said. “No, I watch what I eat. Inaaalagaan ko po ‘yung kinakain ko talaga. At nag-breastfeed ako for seven months.”
Nathalie parried off rumors that she’s no longer with her Indian boyfriend.
“Hindi po, hindi naman. Bumalik lang ako kasi kailangang kong tapusin ang pelikulang ito dahil nakapirma po ako sa kontrata,” she explained.
“I did it before I left and kailangan nilang i-reshoot ang movie. May pelikula pa akong gagawin sa Viva Films.
“I really want to work talaga kasi para sa akin, I feel like noong nawala ako ng isang taon parang it was the longest time of my life. Parang ang tagal-tagal ng oras.”
Did she not enjoy her domesticated life in India?
“Hindi naman sa ganoon. Na-enjoy ko naman ang pagiging nanay. Hanggang ngayon ay nanay pa rin naman ako. ‘Yung time na dumating ang anak ko, sobrang stressful talaga.
“Ang sa akin lang kasi, I want to do something in my life, too. I want to be fulfilled in my career as well. I think I am very young at marami pa akong kailangang gawin. Nanghihinayang ako sa opportunity na dumadating sa akin.”
“ Alam mo ‘yun? I did the housewife thing (in India). I did it for eight months straight. Ako po ang nag-aalaga ng bata. I never had a helper for six months. Ngayon pa lang ako nagkaroon ng help.
“It’s very hard to live there kasi they don’t really speak English as well. Parang for me, I just want to enjoy my life as well, but it doesn’t mean na everything is ending. It doesn’t mean like that. Gusto ko lang may gawin sa buhay ko.”