I didn't expect people would embrace 'Ang Probinsyano' the way they did during its first year.
I've been to several international film festivals, including those in Locarno, Switzerland; Dubai; Russia; Berlin; Cannes; Bangkok; and Hong Kong.
I learned a lot from Direk Brillante Mendoza and Bing Lao.
I did some modeling here and there but nothing really big. There was a time when I simply bummed around, waiting for offers.
I'm proud of what I did in 'Daybreak.'
I handed out flyers in malls, candies in gasoline stations; helped set up tarpaulins in bars. I played bit roles in several indie movies. Looking back, I can say it has definitely been a long journey.
It's important that I know what I'm doing before I assume responsibility over something as significant as the actors' guild.
I worked as a janitor in Canada for nine months. It's during that time when I experienced extreme homesickness.
I want to balance my projects. Ideally, I'd like to do at least one indie film, a mainstream movie, and a TV series in a year - the best of both worlds.
I was first an indie actor, so I also want that more opportunities be given to people in the indies.
It's a long process transitioning from indie to mainstream, and it's not that easy because it's a different environment when you are in the indie industry.
When I was working abroad, there was a time when I almost gave up because of my problem with my working visa in Canada. I remember that I collected bottles of mineral water and sold them to earn extra money.
I experienced rejection numerous times.
I avoid using Twitter and Facebook.
We want to uplift the culture of Filipino - our respect to our elders, how we pray before we eat and sleep. These are things the younger generations tend to forget because of our exposure to other cultures.