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Christopher De Leon praises his young co-stars in Sa 'Yo Lamang

After four decades of being in showbiz, Christopher still gets the pleasure of headlining big projects and working with new breed of stars.

BY ABS-CBN CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS

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8/23/2010 2:18 AM
Christopher De Leon praises his young co-stars in Sa 'Yo Lamang


Christopher De Leon plays a father trying to seek forgiveness from his children in Star Cinema’s upcoming film Sa ‘Yo Lamang.  After four decades of being in showbiz, Christopher still gets the pleasure of headlining big projects and working with new breed of stars.  At the press conference of Sa ‘Yo Lamang, Christopher praised his young co stars in the film.  “Sina Bea (Alonzo), Coco (Martin), Diether (Ocampo), Zanjoe (Marudo) are all professional.  I get inspired by their discipline.  Nung araw kasi wala kaming disiplina, ha ha ha!  Kami nina Bembol, Jay.  Ang mga batang ito are all disciplined and I get inspired.  My mentors have told me, ‘the highest form of art is discipline.’  I see that in them.”

Christopher admitted that with age comes exhaustion.  But whenever he would arrive on the set and see these stars’ dedication to their work, he instantly becomes excited to work.  “Dumadating sila sa set ng maaaga, they read their lines, they follow the director’s instructions.  Ako kasi minsan parang tinatamad na.  Pero kapag nakikita ko sila, nahahawa na rin ako.  Siyempre they expect so much from me kaya performance level dapat.  This is a job that we all love doing, I still love doing this.  I had a great time working with them.”

At 53, Christopher still manages to maintain a youthful look.  The ‘drama king’ also revealed some of his beauty secrets.  “I work out as much as I can.  I go to my doctor for my skin care.  Importante ‘yun siyempre kasi sa mga close up shots.”  He added that what adds up to staying young looking is keeping a positive outlook in life.  “I’m just enjoying life.  I’m with beautiful people, kaya siguro nakakahawa.  I always thank God for all the blessings that I receive, even the smallest things.  I’m thankful for my friends, the people who love me, people who smile at me and accept me when they see me.”

 

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