Sam Milby admits he is enjoying his single blessedness.
Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala
star Sam Milby admitted he is happy being single and is not pressured to be in a relationship any time soon. “Hindi naman kailangan maging
pressured, darating yun eh
. I’m still young. I’m 29 and I think may dahilan para sa lahat. Kasi
, I think God has a plan, kunwari
if I did have a love life right now, if I have a girlfriend, pag
in love ako nakatutok talaga ako sa kanya. Pag
in love I’m very focused and wala
I think there's maybe a reason. Wala eh
, I'm just enjoying sa dami ng
blessings sa buhay ko ngayon
and I know na darating yun
,” he shared.
For his role as Eros in Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala, Sam admitted he really wanted his character to leave an impression with the viewers. “I really worked hard para sa role na ito so parang kay Eros, magagalit, ma-in love, mainis, maawa, lahat lahat. Sana magagalit talaga sila, ibig sabihin nun effective yung acting ko. You can't play the good guy all the time. Maganda naman to play yung mga ibang roles na grey or kontrabida kasi it shows versatility as an actor. Hindi ka lang puwedeng maging good guy lagi,” he explained.
For his craft, Sam said he also has his inspirations when it comes to acting. “One person I really admire as an actor si Heath Ledger, yung ginawa niyang role sa Dark Knight, sobra yung respeto ng lahat sa ginawa niyang character. That really shows personality,” he added.
Sam said his role now is more complex than his role in Maging Sino Ka Man. “For me oo. Para sa akin mas deeper yung role, mas malalim yung role, mas extreme. Mas intense. So sana naman makikita niyo yung effort ko. Sana yun ang sasabihin niyo na mas magaling si Sam dito sa role na ito,” he revealed.
To help with his dialogue, Sam said he hired a Tagalog tutor. “Yung nagturo din kay Gerald (Anderson), siya naging tutor ko. At Kahit Konting Pagtingin days din nandun siya sa set. So siyempre kailangan talaga ako mag-improve sa Tagalog kasi kumbaga yun yung pader na nakaharang sa akin. Nagbibigay siya ng tongue twisters so yun ang pina-practice ko everyday,” he admitted.
The Fil-Am actor said he is constantly practicing his second language. “Kasi may mga araw na okay naman, dire-diretso naman yung Tagalog. May mga araw na nabubulol talaga ako. nakakahiya naman kasi ka-eksena mo si Juday (Judy Ann Santos), si Tito Pips (Tirso Cruz), si Tita Coney (Reyes) and I’m my own critic. I’m very hard on myself. I’m a perfectionist minsan and mas lalo akong pini-pressure yung sarili ko na instead on concentrating na-di-dishearten pero ngayong nag-e-improve na yung confidence ko it’s really getting a lot better,” he said.
The talented actor said being fluent in Tagalog can help him focus on his acting more than his diction. “May mga eksena na nangyayari yun kasi imbis na mag-concentrate sa characters at sa acting, mas inisip ko yung tamang pagbigkas sa Tagalog. So a lot of times pag nangyayari yun, may mga times na nabulol ako and hindi naman natatawa ako, but we all have times na nahirapan. I’ve been improving, working on myself,” he said.