Controversial actor Baron Geisler says he is a bad boy no more.
After his film successfully reaped 11 awards during the recent Metro Manila Film Fest, Baron Geisler admitted he feels lucky to be part of such a major production like Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story.
The 29-year-old actor looked at peace during the December 28 awards show. “I’m really happy, I really am. I’m happy na magkakasalo-salo tayong lahat dito, mga artista at yung mga behind-the-scenes din. I’m so blessed na nandito ako and ito naman, para sa akin hindi pelikula ang naglalaban laban dito kundi pinapakita lang natin kung ano ba talaga ang the best ngayon sa Metro Manila Film Festival pero pakiramdam ko lahat ng mga nakasali sa MMFF ay the best at panalo na po,” he said.
Baron said he did not have a hard time adjusting to work after being out of circulation for a few months. “Hindi naman kasi the people in Asiong Salonga, from the crew to the artistas and the producers, sobrang family, parang family yung treatment so nag-enjoy lang ako all throughout the shoot with them,” he shared.
Baron, who entered a rehabilitation center in early 2011, admitted he wants 2012 to be a better year for him, both personally and professionally. “My resolution is just to keep up what I’m doing right now, to just focus on my career, be more matured lang on how to handle things and I know that’s always my responsibility. Nag-fo-focus lang ako kung sa anong dapat, sa sobriety ko lang and sa mga trabaho. I’m looking forward to a brighter future, a sober year, and maraming projects. Just like my Christmas and my New Year, hopefully I’ll have a sober year,” he explained.
The talented actor revealed he has managed to minimize his bad habits by keeping close to his family and being active in his core group, which keeps him accountable for his actions. “My focus is just to maintain lang my sobriety and focus on my career and be mature in handling things and learning also how to handle my emotions properly,” he said.
Baron said he has definitely changed for the better after undergoing rehabilitation and the public can expect an improved Baron this year. “Oh yes doon sa rehab, nag-mature talaga ako dun. Ang dami kong natutunan dun. This year they can expect a cleaner, mas mabangong Baron Geisler. Sa movies na lang siguro bad boy pero in real life, no more na talaga.’” he stressed.
Currently under the management of Arnold Vegafria, Baron said he already has upcoming projects lined up. Baron admitted that he is still blessed. “I just want to thank everybody, from the industry to PAMI and my manager and my family and to governor ER (Ejercito) also. Talagang without them, wala akong career ngayon. So sila talaga yung tumulong sa akin. I’m very thankful,” he said.
Baron also shared what keeps him busy nowadays. “I run and lift weights lang and hopefully by January, talagang quit na ako sa smoking. I spoke to my doctor na eh so he’ll help me quit smoking para aside from the alcohol pati na rin yung disgusting vice na sigarilyo matatanggal ko na rin. I’m praying for that. Let’s slay one dragon at a time,” he said.
Last November 2011, Baron was supposedly drunk again, which was reportedly the reason why he was not allowed to board his flight to Canada to shoot an episode of MMK (Maalaala Mo Kaya). The talented actor denied the assumption and said that he is trying to remove that stigma about him. “Na-clear ko na yun matagal na. May problema lang po sa immigration, sa exit and entry ko. Pero wala namang katotohana