Jerome Ponce attributes his success to Star Magic

Jerome Ponce is grateful to be given a big break so early in his showbiz career.

BY KRISTHOFF CAGAPE

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6/7/2013 8:07 AM
Jerome Ponce attributes his success to Star Magic


060713-jerome_main.jpgPopularly known as Luke in Be Careful with My Heart, Jerome Ponce has earned many fans in the country and around the world. To this, Jerome couldn’t help but be thankful for the role that has boosted his career way beyond what he expected. 

Pagdating talaga nong time na lumalabas ako sa TV, masaya ako, okay artista, pero hindi ko talaga in-expect na oh my gosh kilala na. Very thankful talaga ako sa mga taong nagbigay ng chance. At ang saya talaga sa feeling na isa ako sa mga nabigyan ng chance ng nasa taas na maging isa sa industriya,” he remarked during an exclusive interview with Push.com.ph.

Jerome attributes his success to Star Magic who paved the path to stardom for him. “Alam naman natin talaga na wala ng mas sasarap pa sa pag-aalaga ng Star Magic. They build stars, they improve stars at talagang sila ang nakaka-alam kung what is a star and what magic can do para maging star ka talaga. So sobrang saya ko talaga lalo na ako, given a chance. Ako kasi magwa-one year pa lang ako pero na feel ko agad kung ano sila,” he commented.

He thanked the people in management and behind the camera who supported him all the way. “Nagpapasalamat din ako sa mga taong nasa likod namin, si Mr. M (Johnny Manahan), sa mga handlers ko, at sa mga road managers, sila talaga ‘yung nagpapakahirap para maging komportable lang kami sa trabaho namin at mas gumanda pa,” he said.

Now that he has established a career for himself at such an early stage, Jerome said he wants to push the envelope to follow the footsteps of his idol, Coco Martin. “Si kuya Coco kasi idol ko talaga siya eh. Kapag kami nagti-taping at nanood ako ng show niya bigla, tinitingnan ko kung ano ‘yung meron sa arte niya pero oo nga very natural, ang galing,” he said.

Jerome also talked about his working relationship with Janella Salvador, his batch mate in Star Magic and his co-star in Be Careful with My Heart. “Friends kami, almost best friends. Alam naming nagtitiwala kami sa isa’t isa. Nagkukulitan kami at nagtutulungan,” he shared.