Kristine Hermosa makes surprise public appearance

Posted at 12/21/2012 5:01 PM | Updated as of 12/21/2012 11:05 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- Kristine Hermosa's red-carpet appearance last Thursday was a welcome surprise to entertainment media and fans alike, as the prized Kapamilya star attended the premiere of an entry to this year's Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF).

Kristine Hermosa and husband Oyo Boy Sotto speak with reporters before the premiere of the fantasy-comedy flick "Si Agimat, Si Enteng Kabisote at Si Ako" on Thursday.

Hermosa, along with husband Oyo Boy Sotto, graced the premiere night of the fantasy-comedy flick "Si Agimat, Si Enteng Kabisote at Si Ako" at SM Megamall on Thursday night.

Sotto's father, Vic, stars with Judy Ann Santos and Bong Revilla in the MMFF entry. In earlier installments of the "Enteng" film franchise, Hermosa portrayed Vic's wife.

Last seen in the fantasy series "Noah" (2010), where she portrayed Diwatang Eva, Hermosa has been on hiatus from show business since getting married to the younger Sotto in January 2011.

In December that same year, Hermosa gave birth to a baby girl, Ondrea Bliss, which prolonged her absence from the limelight.

Sotto and Hermosa also have an adopted son, Quiel.

On being a full-time mother the past years, Hermosa said, "I'm enjoying it, I'm happy. [Ondrea Bliss], she's active, and smart!"

Although she devotes most of her time to her duties as a mom, the Star Magic talent said she hopes to make her showbiz comeback in 2013.

"I'm not sure [when I will return to acting], hopefully next year. Plantsahin muna natin bago ako magsalita," she said.

Hermosa, 29, also expressed interest in a reunion project with former leading man and real-life boyfriend Jericho Rosales, "basta malinis lang."

Rosales and Hermosa's first series together, "Pangako Sa'yo" (2000), will be localized for Cambodian viewers by the Cambodian Television Network  and is set to start production in early 2013.

News of the series' revival fueled interest in another Rosales-Hermosa team-up. In an earlier interview, the actor revealed that a Malaysian production company has proposed a project starring the former couple.

Hermosa thanked her fans who continue to support her despite being inactive in show business.

"Kahit na hindi nila ako nakikita ngayon, kahit hindi ako visible on TV, maraming, maraming salamat sa suporta, dahil nandoon pa rin kayo," she said.