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Mark Gil says many aspiring actors today do not deserve to be in showbiz

Veteran actor Mark Gil expresses his disappointment with newcomers who do not have the passion for their work.

BY BERNIE FRANCO

FRESH SCOOPS

11/6/2010 10:54 PM
Mark Gil says many aspiring actors today do not deserve to be in showbiz


Mark Gil said in a recent interview that some of the young aspiring actors today do not deserve to be in showbiz because they lack the talent and the professionalism to be in the acting business. He said that he has worked with some of these newcomers and they are the cause of disruption at work. On the brighter side, he said that he is glad that his children, Andi Eigenmann and Sid Lucero, are not among them.

"Naiinis ako, napapagod ako. Taping ko take 10, take 17. Mga ungas, I don'rsquo;t even know their names, I'rsquo;m tired," he shared at the presentation of entries for the Cinema One Originals Digital Film Festival this year. "I'rsquo;m sorry if I say stupid, but I'rsquo;d really say it honestly. When we work, they really waste our time. Not only my time, the director'rsquo;s time, the crew'rsquo;s time'hellip; You know this is really tiring; it has to stop," he explained.

The veteran actor explained that during his heyday, actors work really hard to finish their job in very few takes because this saves them time and money. "Time is of the essence. Time, we have to value that, who wants to waste time. We work 28 to 32 hours, if you can cut it down to 28 or 24, I guess that'rsquo;s good. If you cut it down to 18, fine! But if you have actors who keeps to prolonging and prolonging ayoko na. But we'rsquo;re still there, we'rsquo;re there to support."

When Push.com.ph asked the seasoned actor who these newcomers were, he replied, "I don'rsquo;t even know their names. I will not name names." He said that he has worked with them just recently, but it was not the first time he experienced it. "Especially those who come from reality shows [but] not all, ah. There are those who'rsquo;re made [to be good at it]."

Coming from showbiz royalty and three generations of actors, Mark said that he only wants this to be a lesson to the new breed of actors. "I want to set myself as an example. I have children, I have nephews [who are actors] and (a sister) Cherie (Gil) and I would talk, 'lsquo;Cherie tayo nandidito na, tayo we have to set an example if we play around ay pwede palang ganun, but when the young see us working concentrated gagaya sila.'rsquo; 'lsquo;Yun ang gusto kong ipahiwatig."