Kathryn Bernardo on Best Actress win: I feel validated

'It’s also not about the sales or how much a movie has earned. It's about the many hearts that you're able to touch through your films.'

Rappler.com

Published: 6:36 PM July 16, 2019

Updated: 7:02 PM July 16, 2019

GRATEFUL. Kathryn Bernardo says she's honored and grateful to have been given the chance to prove herself as an actress. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

MANILA, Philippines — Kathryn Bernardo won as Best Actress on Sunday, July 14 at the Eddys awards for her role as George in The Hows of Us. She was unable to attend due to movie promotions for her next movie Hello, Love Goodbye, but Kathryn took to Instagram on Monday, July 15 to talk about her win.

"As I type this, I am out of words. I honestly can't even begin to express how grateful I am for this Best Actress award. I am incredibly honored and deeply thankful to the Entertainment Editors' Choice Awards for Movies (The Eddys) for granting The Hows of Us another unexpected win. Maraming, maraming salamat po! (Thank you very much)," she wrote. 

"I personally believe that trophies do not make an actress. It’s also not about the sales or how much a movie has earned. It's about the many hearts that you're able to touch through your films. It's about making a fictional character come to life and having other people see themselves in her as well. It's about the literal sweat, blood, and tears that you pour into your role. I feel validated as an actress not because of this trophy, but because of what it symbolizes: people lining up in the cinemas to see the film we've worked so hard on, being able to touch so many hearts through it, and the continuous support and recognition that we've been receiving since. Your endless love and support make everything worthwhile."

She also gave thanks to her character George for "making this possible." 

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kathryn Bernardo (@bernardokath) on Jul 15, 2019 at 2:32am PDT

The Best Actress recognition is the latest achievement in Kathryn's career. She won the same award last June during The Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) awards. — Rappler.com