Is Jason Francisco thinking of quitting showbiz?

Former Pinoy Big Brother housemate values the blessings he is getting in showbiz

BY NAPOLEON QUINTOS

FRESH SCOOPS

9/15/2010 9:06 AM
Is Jason Francisco thinking of quitting showbiz?


Former Pinoy Big Brother housemate Jason Francisco is very thankful to ABS-CBN that after Precious Hearts Romances presents Impostor, he was given a role in another teleserye, Kokey @ Ako which is set to premiere this September 20. His onscreen partner will be no other than his ka love team, Big Winner Melai Cantiveros. Jason is very happy that until now, there are still people who are fans of his love team with Melai called Melason. "Masaya ako na patuloy pa rin 'lsquo;yung suporta ng mga tao sa amin. Siyempre palagi naman na may bagong artista na dumadating. Sila na 'lsquo;yung gugustuhin ng mga tao. Salamat sa lahat ng hanggang ngayon gusto pa rin kami nina Isay (his nick name for Melai). Sana patuloy pa rin ang suporta."

These fans are the reason Jason and Melai are very much in demand on TV and in concerts. They recently went to London together with other Kapamilya stars for a The Filipino Channel show. With what seems to be a very hectic schedule, how true is it that Jason is feeling exhausted and is thinking about quitting showbiz? The Mindoro native, who never really planned to become an artista, clarified, "Dati hindi ko talaga gusto mag artista. Pero siguro lahat ng bagay natututunan naman. Ngayon nagugustuhan ko na 'lsquo;yung pag arte. Kung hindi naman ako mag aartista, wala rin naman akong ibang gagawin sa amin sa probinsya. Nagustuhan ko na rin mag artista kasi parang hanap-buhay ko na ito, para kumita rin."

Jason knows very well that many out there are hoping to get into showbiz, but only a few actually make it. "Nagpapasalamat na lang ako na nabibigyan ako ng sunod sunod na proyekto. Nakakasama ko pa 'lsquo;yung mga sikat na artista. Dati sa Impostor nakasama ko sina Sam Milby at si Maja Salvador. Dito sa Kokey kasama ko sina Vhong (Navarro) at si Toni (Gonzaga). May Banana Split pa kami ni Isay. Nagpapasalamat talaga ako. Kasama na talaga 'lsquo;yung pagod."

Though admitting that he'rsquo;s still far from being considered a good actor, Jason is very much open to learning new things. He even shared his dream of maybe someday starring in an independent film dealing with a subject that is close to his heart. "Gusto ko gumawa ng indie film. Gusto ko 'lsquo;yung ipapakita 'lsquo;yung mga nangyayari sa mga kabataan sa kalye. Siyempre na-experience ko 'lsquo;yung ganung buhay. Noon palagi akong nasa kalsada. Para na rin makapagbigay aral na rin sa mga kabataan. Alam ko hindi pa naman talaga ako magaling na artista talaga pero kung anong ipagawa sa akin handa akong gawin. Dun ko lang siguro malalaman kung kaya ko ba talaga at hanggang saan ba ang kaya ko."