MANILA – Considering he is relatively new in show business, many have already noticed Joshua Garcia's great potential as an actor. This is probably the reason why he’s been blessed with consecutive projects.
Speaking to entertainment reporters on Monday, the young actor shared what keeps him motivated in his chosen field.
“Motivation ko 'yung family ko. 'Yung ate ko hindi pa tapos 'yung pag-aaral. May papaaralin pa akong pamangkin ko. Ang dami ko rin kasing gusto ipagawa para kay papa, 'yung farm and 'yung restaurant. Gusto kong matapos 'yun for him,” he said.
Garcia said it was only when he was cast in the movie “Barcelona: A Love Untold” in 2016 that he started to take acting more seriously.
“Pagkatapos nung first project ko, doon lang ako nagsipag nung bago nagsimula 'yung ‘Barcelona.’ Kasi nawawalan ako ng project. Dumating 'yung time na uwi na lang kaya ako ng Batangas. Ang daming pumasok na project pero nawi-withdraw ako. Nag-create sa akin 'yun ng motivation na kailangan kong mag-workshop, kailangan kong galingan pa rito,” he said.
Just recently, it was announced that Garcia will be the lead star in an upcoming collaboration between Black Sheep and Regal Films.
He is set to headline the film adaptation of Bob Ong’s horror-mystery novel “Ang Mga Kaibigan ni Mama Susan” to be directed by veteran filmmaker Chito Roño.
When asked if he finds it more advantageous to work without a love team, he said: “Depende eh.. Sa situation ko, puwede akong mag-love team pero kapag mas marami kang makatrabaho, mas maganda para mas maging bukas ka din sa lahat.”
Garcia then cited the benefits he’s reaped after being paired with Julia Barretto and Janella Salvador.
“Si Jea, siya kasi hindi siya nagrereklamo sa set. So parang ako mismo nahihiya ako na 'yung babae, hindi nagrereklamo. So natututo ako sa bawat nakakapareha ko. Kay Julia, hindi naman ako nag-i-English dati. Natututo ka eh,” he said.
Will he be open to work with other leading ladies other than the two?
“Oo naman kasi makakatrabaho ko 'yung ibang hindi ko pa nakakatrabaho. Malalaman ko din 'yung way kung paano sila magtrabaho,” he said.