JM de Guzman hints at going through a family problem

JM de Guzman talks about living independently for the first time and purchasing a rent-to-own condo for his mom.

BY RACHELLE SIAZON

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8/5/2012 12:31 AM
JM de Guzman hints at going through a family problem


080512-jm-main.jpgIn an exclusive interview with Push.com.ph, JM de Guzman revealed that he’s motivated to work harder after his impressive portrayals in his 2012 Cinemalaya entry Intoy Syokoy Sa Kalye Marino and a recent Maalaala Mo Kaya episode. “Lalo ko pa gusto pagbutihan. Sa totoo lang may bago akong goal ngayon. Gusto ko mag-rent-to-own ng condo for my mom. Kapag may projects na dumating sa akin, mas ipapakita ko na kaya ko para mas may ipagkatiwala sa akin,” he began.

Apparently, this decision has something to do with a family problem that he refused to disclose at this point. “May sari-sarili tayong issue sa family. [Yung] mom ko kailangan…Sa akin na lang [kung bakit]. Gusto ko lang may sarili siyang bahay. Tapos lalayo ako, kasi ayoko masanay na [dependent sa pamilya]. Pero magkatabi lang yung unit namin. Yung sa akin rent lang.” 

JM said that it’s his first time to live on his own, but he’s determined to handle more responsibilities, which includes taking care of his mom’s needs as well. “Yes, ngayon lang ako nakapagisip [na gawin]. Tinanong nga ako kung sino magaasikaso sayo? Pero yun na nga ang challenge, dapat sarili ko. Kaya ko ‘to. Pero hindi ko siya iiwan. Magkatabi kami ng condo unit, isu-supply ko yung groceries niya. Tapos may tutulong sa kanya na kamaganak din namin, titira kasama niya.” 

Incidentally, Intoy Syokoy Ng Kalye Marino, an adaptation of the Palanca-award-winning short fiction of Eros Atalia, tells the story of a man who survived a traumatic childhood, complicated love affair and other harsh realities in life. Coupled with his own real-life struggles, JM has learned to appreciate his craft all the more. “Medyo malaki ang isinakripisyo ko dun. May mga ginawa akong hindi pwede gawin sa TV. I gave my best for that role. Una ang yabang ko pa, ayoko tanggapin yung role. Pero yung lesson na natutunan ko sa movie na yun, wala akong alam sa pagarte. Kaya sobrang thankful ako kina Mr. Boy Abunda at Mr. Boy So (producers of the film) kasi na-realize ko through this film na it’s not about what you know, but how much you love what you do. It will just come out in the process.”