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JM De Guzman considers his new show a big blessing in his life

'The Angelito:Ang Bagong Yugto' star admits he is willing to put his lovelife on hold for showbiz.

BY RHEA MANILA SANTOS

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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7/20/2012 9:17 AM
JM De Guzman considers his new show a big blessing in his life


072012-jm_main.jpgAfter a successful first week run of the second season of his Kapamilya Gold series Angelito:Ang Bagong Yugto, JM De Guzman admits that he is thankful more than anything else to be given the chance to reprise his role again as a teenage father who ended up marrying his sweetheart in the controversial drama. “Unang-una sa lahat masaya dahil may trabaho ulit. Pero ngayon mas inenjoy ko yung first book eh. doon nag-laro laro pa ako and ngayon mas focused na, mas grateful na nabigay sa akin ito ulit. Siguro sa pagiging focused ko sa work ko, dun ko mababalik yung blessing na binigay sa akin. Ngayon masaya ako and at the same time more focused. Team effort yung buong Angelito so nandiyan naman yung director ko. Gigil ako siguro  na malagpasan pa yung nagawa ko. Kaya ibibigay ko pa yung bestest ko. I’ll try. I’ll do it. Hindi ko na problema yung ratings, basta ako alam ko sa sarili ko na I will do my best and I love my job and I feel really grateful. Yan lang po,” he shares during the Angelito:Ang Bagong Yugto presscon held last July 17 at the Dolphy theater inside the ABS-CBN compound.
 
JM says that because his character Angelito has matured a lot in this second season, it will be a different kind of acting challenge for him as well. “Kasi sa first part ng book two medyo hindi pa ni Angelito nakikita yung mga mistakes niya dahil sa mga mabibilis na choices niya. So makikita natin dito kung paano niya tatanggapin at kung paano siya matututo at mag-mo-move on dun. Siguro yung trabaho ko para bigyang buhay si Angelito. I have to understand life as well, yun lang sa akin ang importante bilang isang actor, na kilalang kilala mo ang sarili mo, kilala mo kung saan ka galing and mas madadalian ka makapag-portray ng ibang tao. Hindi naman din siya sobrang seryoso, pero magiging seryoso ako sa yung parang sa kung paano ako magtrabaho, papano ko i-set yung goals ko and yung utak ko sa mga gusto kong mangyari sa akin,” he reveals.
 
The 23-year-old actor adds he considers it a compliment when he gets recognized in public as Angelito more than his real name. “Sobrang thankful ako first of all sa ABS-CBN and kay direk Lauren kasi without this show, hindi ako makikilala. Mas maraming tumatawag sa akin na Angelito kumpara sa JM and that’s the show’s effect sa akin so thankful ako. It’s a challenge for me so kung mas mabigyan pa ako ng opportunity after nito, babaguhin ko yun, ipapakilala ko si JM,” he says. The former mixed martial arts fighter also shares that he is currently focusing on getting his body fitter so he can show more on screen. “yung sa katawan ko, gusto ko sana mag-improve. Gusto ko may bago naman silang makita na JM, a new, improved JM. Actually ngayoon araw-araw aong nag-tatrain ng martial arts, boxing and fitness. Nagkatao yung trainer ko nakatira sa bahay ko so pag may time ako, nagwo-workout ako.”
 
Catch JM De Guzman on Angelito:Ang Bagong Yugto, weekdays on Kapamilya Gold after It’s Showtime.