MANILA -- Baron Geisler is grateful for being given a chance to be part of the ABS-CBN primetime series "Ang Probinsyano."
The actor plays the role of Dante, the newest enemy of lead character Cardo Dalisay (Coco Martin).
In an exclusive interview with Push, Geisler shared that Martin offered to help him, if he promises to help himself as well.
"Ang sabi ni Coco, ‘Bro, tutulungan kita, pero tulungan mo rin ang sarili mo. Ang hinihingi ko lang sa ‘yo, makisama ka lang, maging professional ka lang. Maraming shows ang ABS-CBN, hindi ka mawawala,'" Geisler said.
He also expressed his gratitude for being given another chance.
"Laking pasalamat ko kay Coco na binigyan niya ako ng chance sa 'Probinsyano.' Ito 'yung chance ko to earn money and to support my wife-to-be," Geisler said.
Geisler, likewise, thanked the production for supporting him and providing transportation for him.
The actor said he had sold his private vehicle and used the money to start a barber shop business in Cebu.
"Ang bait ng ABS-CBN kasi sinusundo at hinahatid nila ako kapag may taping. Hindi na ako nagko-commute. Pakiramdam ko, I’m starting from humble beginnings, from scratch talaga, parang back to basic," Geisler shared.
Geisler, who is a self-confessed alcoholic, said he is doing his best not to go back to his old ways.
"Ayokong mangako, I’m enjoying my job. I feel comfortable under my skin, na-forgive ko na ang sarili ko, wala akong problema kahit kanino. Ang hirap pag nangangako, nauunsiyami. Dapat gawin na lang. So far, wala namang negative. Everyday may meditation ako. Sickness na kasi 'yung pagiging alcoholic ko, eh," he said.