After recently starring in the Cinema One Originals film Red, Jericho Rosales said that he has had a very good year both personally and professionally. “It’s a very exciting state sa buhay ko and I wish sana hindi na matapos ang 2014. Kami ni Kim kasi ang dami naming napuntahan, we got married. Great things happened. Great challenges din yung dumating din sa akin. But this time I just feel that the next years will be very exciting. I have a five-year plan for myself. My new management Cornerstone and Star Magic right know they’ve presented things sa akin. Kasi para akong guinea pig ngayon (laughs), we planned and we all agreed to what we’re going to do so I’m very excited locally and regionally for me. Acting and music, with a balance of the support of my wife. Andiyan si Kim, she has a career, plus everything is going well,” he shared.
Echo admitted that the most difficult scene he did for the indie film was an intimate one. “Yung dulo na eksena isa siya sa pinakamahirap na eksena na ginawa ko sa lahat kasi yung end scene namin, with the accent and the emotions, iba siya eh. Yung last scene ko sa pelikula yung may love scene kami ni Mercedes (Cabral) kasi awkward talaga ako pag sa love scene eh. Tawa kami ng tawa dun sa set. Lima lang kami dun pero tawa kami ng tawa. Mahirap siya gawin eh. Kailangan artistic yung pagkagawa mo. Tapos may love, may feeling, madaming nanunuod, mainit. Hindi talaga siya perfect. May nanunuod, may nakikinig sa labas, may gustong mangboso, yung mga ganun. Yun yung hindi ninyo alam eh,” he recalled.
After winning Best Actor awards in the past, Echo said he does not accept projects with the goal of going for a trophy anymore. “Tinanggal ko yung ganung mentalidad pagdating sa projects kasi nakaka-pressure lang yun. It’s actually mali na nag-start ka gumawa kasi gusto mo manalo ng award and then you lose the fun. Mawawala yung joy kasi para kang nanganganak ng disappointment because pag nabuntis ka ng expectation and then nanganak ng disappointment ang hirap di ba?” he explained.
The 35-year-old actor shared how he copes with the constant pressure of delivering a good performance especially after he became a New York Festival awardee for Dahil May Isang Ikaw in 2011. “Makapal mukha ko sa set. Gusto ko quiet, kung magsisigaw ako dun. Kung meron akong time with my co-actor, bubunotin ko yung co-actor ko, sasabihin ko dito tayo usap tayo. For me it’s the right of every actor na maintindihan mo yung script whether you’re a beginner or not. I always encourage mga beginners na kung ano yung kailangan mo hingin mo. That’s where you’ll get the respect of other people. Kaya makapal ang mukha ko sa set, pag sinabi kong hindi ko kaya, hindi ko kaya. Kailangan mong maging professional and alamin mo kung ano yung kailangan mo as an actor. Kasi at the end of the day, binabayaran ka para mag-deliver,” he said.