After the success of his last soap opera Mula Sa Puso where he reprised the role originally made popular by the late Rico Yan, JM De Guzman gears up for his newest project as the lead star of the upcoming drama series Angelito Batang Ama. The show aims to focus the issue of young parenting.
The 23-year-old actor admitted he is more eager than nervous to be headlining a project as big as this. “Nung una kong nalaman, sinabi lang sa akin. Masaya (laughs). Gusto ko na mag-start. May kaba, hindi puwedeng mawala yun. Pero I’m confident kasi binigay sa akin itong trust na ito na mabigat so nanggigigil ako na ibalik sa kanila or patunayan sa kanila na I deserve this shot,” he admitted to Push.com.ph.
In Angelito Batang Ama, JM is looking forward to sharing scenes with former Precious Hearts Romance Presents: Alyna co-stars Charee Pineda and Kaye Abad. “Nakatrabaho ko na sila before. Ngayon, nag-workshop na kami kasama yung mga cast tapos maganda yung kinalabasan ng workshop, nakapag-bonding kami dun. Masaya yung cast namin. Actually I hope the viewers look forward to it kasi sobrang excited na ako mag-start kasi first starring role ko ito. Ang makikita nila ditong kakaiba siguro is yung transition ko sa pagiging bata to a more mature character. It’s totally different from the previous roles,” he said.
In the series, JM portrays the role of 17-year-old guy who has to deal with early fatherhood after getting his girlfriend (played by Charee Pineda) pregnant.
For his role, the model-turned-actor admitted he has been trying to lose more weight. JM said it has been a definite struggle to trim down ten more pounds before their taping starts end of the month. For his diet, he has cut out all carbs, which means he can’t eat any rice, bread or pasta until he reaches the target weight. “Ngayon medyo nahihilo pa ako kasi kailangan ko mag-lose ng weight kasi bata yung role ko. Yun yung physical preparation ko. Tinanggal ko na yung rice sa diet ko. No carbs talaga. Hindi rin ako puwede mag-gym kasi lalaki naman ako. I need to lose five to ten more pounds tapos start na kami taping in two to three weeks,” he shared.
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