After the successful run of his afternoon series Angelito Book 2 which ended late last year, JM De Guzman said he has bigger acting goals for this year. “Nakakapagod yung 2012 (laughs) pero thankful ako kasi yun na yata yung year na sobrang daming pumasok na blessings sa buhay ko. May point na nahirapan siyempre. Pero happy ako na 2013 na, tapos moving pa rin. Goal ko ngayon ganun pa rin, magtrabaho ng magtrabaho (laughs). I plan to do better, mas mabigay ko pa yung best ko,” he shared.
The actor shared how he juggled a successful, but challenging year. “Balance lang talaga. This year siguro bago sarili ko, yung family ko muna. Yun yung parang pinalit ko ng goal. Yung goal ko ngayon, everything I do, para sa kapatid ko, para sa parents ko, para solid talaga sila,” he said.
One of JM's goals this year as an actor is to try as many different roles as possible. “Gusto ko yung mga hindi ko pa nasusubukan gusto kong yun yung parang challenge sa akin, yung mga hindi ko pa na-ta-try, sana ma-try ko naman this year. Dream role ko yung tipong… mga gusto ko yung patayan eh. Yung parang gera? War movie. Puwede ring may espada, ganun (laughs),” he admitted.
Apart from playing dramatic roles on TV, the talented actor also capped off the past year by being part of the Metro Manila Film Fest horror film entry The Strangers along with Julia Montes and Enchong Dee. “Masaya naman yung experience. Masaya po kasi welcoming sila at saka mabait,” he said.
With so many blessings that he received last year, JM said he cannot name just one standout moment. “Wala nga kasi unforgettable, wala akong makalimutang araw eh (laughs). Lahat talaga ng nangyari sobrang na-appreciate ko kahit mahirap, masarap. So ayun,” he admitted.
When asked to address issues raised by some critics regarding his show's supposedly abrupt ending last year, JM said he is not bothered by the intrigues. “Lahat naman may karapatan magka-opinyon. Pero basta ako, binigay ko lang yung best ko at kung ano man yung tingin ng ibang tao dun, thank you and sorry. Yung criticism wala naman po yun, wala namang paghuhugutan dun di ba? Hindi lang naman opinion mo yung nag-ma-matter, opinion din ng ibang tao. Dun ka rin natututo, yung makakapulot ng ideas din,” he said. When asked what his state of mind at the moment was, JM calmly answered, “It's very balanced. I’m fine and I’m ready for action (laughs).”
When it comes to his love life, JM said it is not his priority this year. “Saka na (laughs). Trabaho po muna. Resolution ko nga yung mas mapaganda yung trabaho lalo,” he said. The talented actor even shared the state of his heart at the moment. “Right now it’s very big and healthy and full of love,” he admitted.