Jake Roxas believes ABS-CBN will give him better exposure

Jake Roxas reveals that when he planned to make a showbiz comeback, he wanted to be on the Kapamilya network.

BY NAPOLEON QUINTOS

FRESH SCOOPS

10/15/2010 8:55 AM
Jake Roxas believes ABS-CBN will give him better exposure


Jake Roxas took a break from showbiz to devote his time to his wife and three kids. During the press conference for the teleserye Imortal, Jake revealed that while he was happy with his life as a family man, he deeply missed the limelight. "Nung mga panahong wala ako sa showbiz, araw araw talagang na-miss ko ang pag-arte. Aaminin ko na naiinggit ako kapag nakakapanood ako ng mga kasabayan kong sikat na sikat na, at ang ganda ng mga project."

Jake even talked about how he enjoys watching Imortal co-star John Lloyd Cruz on ASAP. "Naiinggit ako kapag napapanood ko sa ASAP 'lsquo;yung Kanto Boys. Sina John Lloyd 'lsquo;yun. Nage-enjoy ka sa ginagawa po and at the same time masayang-masaya 'lsquo;yung mga tao sa kapag pinapanood ka."

During the span of his showbiz hiatus, Jake would often ran into people who would ask why he is no longer appearing on TV or movies. He would also get hurt whenever he would hear comments about him being a has-been. So when he pondered on the possibility of making a comeback, he began asking around who could help him. Good thing he ran into Imortal director Chito Ro'ntilde;o. "Nagkita kami ni Direk Chito and sinabi ko na kung mabibigyan niya ako ng pagkakataong bumalik sana sa magandang project. Ginagawa niya 'lsquo;yung Magkano ang Iyong Dangal? and nakasama ako dun."

But Jake almost chickened out from making an acting comeback because he felt overwhelmed with Direk Chito'rsquo;s trust in him. "Kabadong kabado ako sa pagbabalik ko kasi si Direk Chito. Kailangan talaga sa kanya e magaling na acting. Napa-acting ako dahil sa takot. 'lsquo;Yung takot ko e baka mawala 'lsquo;yung tiwala niya. May nakita kasi si Direk na parang kaya ko na kaya mahirap mawala 'lsquo;yun."

With much perseverance and hard work, Jake slowly earned the trust of other people in the industry, particularly ABS-CBN who picked him for the role of a vampire villain in Imortal. Jake considers it a blessing that for his showbiz comeback he gets to be a Kapamilya. "Sabi ko kung makakabalik ako sana sa ABS-CBN, para mapanood ako sa ibang bansa. Sa totoo lang po, ha ha ha!"

After the top-rating pilot week of Imortal, Jake started receiving emails and calls from old friends abroad who got to watch him in the teleserye via The Filipino Channel (TFC). "May mga nagi-email na sa akin. May mga barkada ako sa US, London, Canada na tumatawag sa akin na napapanood na raw nila ako sa TV. Natutuwa ako kasi 'lsquo;yung ambisyon kong makapunta sa ABS-CBN natupad na rin. Salamat kay Lord."