Shamaine Buencamino faces the media for the first time after daughter Julia’s death


For the first time since her daughter Julia Buencamino passed away, veteran actress Shamaine Buencamino faced theatergoers as well as the entertainment media at the premiere of her play 33 Variations.

Without giving too much detail, Shamaine admitted that it was definitely a challenge for her to focus on the play given the “reality” that she’s still grieving over the loss of her daughter recently.

Julia Buencamino, Shamaine’s youngest child with husband Nonie Buencamino, passed away after commiting suicide last July 7.
The 15-year-old actress was part of ABS-CBN daytime teleserye Oh My G!, which stars Janella Salvador.

She even alluded to the fact that 33 Variations hits a bit close to home with its lessons about the importance of valuing what really matters in life.

When asked about how her husband came to watch the play with their son in tow, Shamaine maintained that her family has always been supportive of each other.

Meanwhile, Shamaine revealed that she decided to quit the Kapuso soap My Mother’s Secret because it’s a reminder of what her family is currently going through. The last week’s script involved a character dying. There would be a lot of crying scenes and funeral and all that.

Shamaine announced that 33 Variations will be her last play for the year before she starts working on a new teleserye with ABS-CBN under Dreamscape’s business unit.