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Ejay Falcon is out to prove his detractors wrong as he stars in 'Dugong Buhay'

Ejay Falcon is determined to establish himself as an action-drama star in his biggest break to date.

BY RACHELLE SIAZON

FRESH SCOOPS

4/9/2013 8:03 AM
Ejay Falcon is out to prove his detractors wrong as he stars in 'Dugong Buhay'


040913-ejay_main.jpgEjay Falcon said that he really feels privileged that he was chosen to top-bill the TV adaptation of Carlo J. Caparas’s Dugong Buhay, which was originally portrayed by Bong Revilla back in the ‘90s. “Masaya ako kasi ang dami namin pumipila sa ABS-CBN, sa Star Magic tapos isa ako sa napili. Ito ang pinakamalaking role ko so far pero ‘di ko iniisip masyado na ako ang bida. Para sa akin lahat ng kasama kong artista launching ito,” he said in an interview with Push.abs-cbn.com.

It’s actually a dream come true for the 23-year-old who has very vocal about wanting to be an action star from the moment he entered show business. “Fan talaga ako ng action tapos binigay sa akin ngayon. Dati pangarap ko lang, napapanood ko lang, tapos ngayon ako na gagawa. Malaki ang tiwala ko sa creative team namin, sa lahat, at lalo na sa director namin na si Toto Natividad.” 

Aside from motivating him as an actor, Ejay shared that he enjoys working with Direk Toto because of his easy-going attitude. “Siya ang director na ‘di ko man lang nakita uminit ulo sa set. Actually, pangalawang project na namin ito. May ginawa kaming indie film ni Direk kaya medyo kampante na kami sa isa’t isa. Alam na namin yung atake. madali namin nagagawa yung trabaho namin.”

Truth be told, Ejay has come a long way from being a teen star to a dramatic young actor based on his performance in his previous teleserye Mundo Man Ay Magunaw. This time, he will be given more opportunities to showcase his acting chops in Dugong Buhay. Asked how he feels that he has proven his detractors wrong by becoming better at his craft, Ejay simply replied, “Salamat sa kanila kasi kung ‘di dahil sa kanila ‘di siguro ganito ang mangyayari. Kasi dati may nagsasabi na ‘di ako marunong umarte nung bago pa ako. Mas pinagbuti ko, mas nag-aral ako para maipakita sa kanila na kaya ko makipagsabayan sa ibang artista.” 

As for being paired with his new leading ladies Jed Montero and Yam Concepcion, Ejay is confident that he will be able to establish on screen chemistry with them. “Maganda tsaka nagiging close talaga sa akin. Pero bago pa lang, ‘di ko masagot kung saan papunta. Basta alam ko mabait silang tao. Si Jed kasi nauna siyang i-cast. Si Yam bago lang. Siguro kulang lang time kay Yam pero alam ko magiging magkakaibigan kaming lahat.”