As part of the weekend teen-oriented show LUV U, Rhap Salazar said he feels very blessed to be part of a hit series. The show recently celebrated its first-year anniversary and is currently on its fourth season run. “This year, mas magkakaroon pa ng excitement yung bawat kuwento kasi yung mga gusto niyong ma-in love, magkaka-in love-an. Pero yung mga in love, medyo may mga troubles na mangyayari,” he shared with Push.com.ph.
When it comes to his character Max, the singer-actor revealed that he will still be up to his usual mischief. “This season sa character ko, wala pang changes. Masama pa rin (laughs). We’re very, very happy to reach our anniversary. Marami na rin kaming shows na napatumba, yun nga yung term na sinasabi di ba? Halos four shows na ata at may bago pa ngayon so medyo kinabahan kami siyempre kasi bagong challenge na naman yun for us, hindi lang sa mga artista pero pati sa mga writers at directors din,” he said.
The 17-year-old said he has already gotten used to Max’s “kontrabida” vibe. “Yung pagiging bad niya, siguro sakto lang po at saka kung nag-e-enjoy naman kasi ako sa ginagawa ko, masaya naman ako,” he said.
This year, Rhap said he wants to focus on his studies as well. “Siguro mas focus muna ako sa school. I’m third year school home study. Actually hindi ko pa naman iniiwan ang showbiz pero gusto ko rin pagbutihian yung studies ko. This year, I’m hoping na babalik ako sa singing career ko, yun. Siyempre naman na-mi-miss ko. For now wala pa kasing projects sa singing pero sana next year meron na. sa ngayon inu-upload ko mga videos ko sa YouTube and I also give updates din sa Twitter,” he shared.
Rhap said he wants to study hard so he can also earn more for his family. “Marami akong gusto pero magiipon na lang ako sa bangko. Pinaka-importante sa ngayon siguro yung health ko at yung health ng family ko at nung parents ko,” he added.
When it comes to friends in showbiz, Rhap said that one of his closest buddies is fellow singer Makisig Morales. “Eight years na. Actually ang maganda sa amin kahit hindi kami masyado nag-ba-bonding, kahit once lang kami nagkikita or minsan lang, sobra yung usap namin, kung paano namin na-miss ang isa’t isa at hindi kami nagkakalimutan sa text or sa Twitter DM. Wala kaming competition sa isa’t isa. Makisig kasi is a funny person,” he said.
Even though he does more acting now, Rhap said he will never give up on his next goal. “My dream project next year is a new album, kasi the last album I did was years ago. That was when 12 pa yata so gusto kong marinig ng mga tao yung boses ko ngayon at mas i-develop ko pa. Before kasi sobrang boses bata eh,” he said.