MANILA, PHILIPPINES – In an interview with Toni Gonzaga, former PBB housemate and now film director Fifth Solomon shared his learnings in life after going to a psychiatric ward.
In the interview, Fifth revealed that he and his siblings were raised by their aunts, as their mother was an overseas worker while their father had three wives.
When asked about what brings him joy, Fifth stated that film directing makes him happy. This passion led him to become one of the country’s best directors.
Furthermore, Fifth shared his experience of spending three weeks in a psychiatric ward due to depression. He described feeling numb and experiencing significant changes in his attitude.
While in the psychiatric ward, Fifth shared that he interacted with various individuals, learned from them, and gradually regained his previous self. A 12-year-old child inspired him to continue his healing process.
Fifth disclosed that he was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, characterized by a fear of abandonment.
Near the end of the interview, Toni asked Fifth about the lessons he learned from his experiences:
“Parang minsan, siguro sarili mo lang din talaga yung bubuo sayo ganon,” Fifth said.
“Wag mong isipin na yun na yung katapusan, na hindi na matatapos yung nararamdaman mo” he added.
Fifth shared a message at the end of the interview, stating that life should never be 100% happy, as life is not a movie.
Fifth is also the director of the film “My Sassy Girl”, a Korean adaptation featuring Toni Gonzaga and Pepe Herrera. The movie is scheduled for release this year.