Making waves as the cocky rival Jigs in On The Wings Of Love, this rising actor talks to Cosmo about acting, hard work, and controversy, and what he’s learned from all that.
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what’s it like playing Jigs (one of nadine lustre’s on-screen love interests)?
Playing Jigs is fun. He’s very different. When I was studying how I’d approach this character, I was inspired by Ari Goldman [from the HBO series Entourage], who’s one of my favorite characters.
You’ve spoken About dealing with Adhd And dyslexia. how do You Cope?
When you’re dyslexic, your brain doesn’t process words the same way other people do, and your brain jumbles up letters. You just have to accept it, and put in more effort if you want to learn your lines.
how did You deal with past Controversy?
I’ve always been confident—i think it’s been mistaken for arrogance. I was always a straightforward person and thought that everyone else is, too. But when I was involved in a [paternity] controversy, I got disillusioned by people saying things behind my back instead of being straight with me. I was honestly depressed for a while. Then I realized there’s no point in sulking—what’s done is done and what’s said has been said.
what have You learned since then?
There will always be people who will hate on you. You can’t please everyone. I’ve learned not to care about what other people think of me. If you’re not confident in yourself, no one will have confidence in you either. It’s something I learned as I got older. With me, what you see is what you get. I’m really like this. I’m frank, but I’m also a nice guy. I’m honest, but I’m also respectful.
how has Your work ethic Changed?
When I was starting out, I was young and naïve, and took a lot of things for granted. Now I’m really putting in the effort to be good at my craft. Angdamingguwapo, angdamingmarunong umarte, so you have to work hard—what separates you from them? Why should producers hire you? You have to prove yourself and what you’re capable of, and always have the energy to bring something extra.