With the success of his first major movie Diary ng Panget, James Reid remarked that the whole cast completely feels elated and overwhelmed. “Me and Nadine (Lustre), Yassi (Pressman) and Andre (Paras)… we are overwhelmed, we are so happy. We never expected it to be such a big success,” he said in an exclusive interview with Push.com.ph. The hit movie is now also being shown internationally. “Actually it's already been released in the States—in Florida, Alaska, in L.A. and San Francisco,” James relayed.
The movie was offered to James one year after he signed an exclusive contract with Viva Artists Agency. According to the actor, it took a while before he starred in a film because the management opted to wait for the right project to come along.
“When I signed with Viva, an exclusive contract, originally I was going to do a movie. For the first year I did an album just to create some noise and to let people know that I'm coming back and we waited for a role which was—as boss Vic (Del Rosario) said—was perfect for me. So we were just waiting for the perfect moment to strike,” James said.
James also set the record straight about his relationship status since his fans are still confused about whether or not he is still in a relationship with his girlfriend. The actor clarified it with Push.com.ph saying, “I am single right now. I have been for a while now. Of course, some fans are still confused, they think this and think that, but it's really over, matagal na.”
He also clarified that the breakup had nothing to do with his career. “No, it had nothing to do [with it],” he stressed. James underscored that he is not yet ready to date again. He stated that he wants to focus on his career at the moment. “I kind of threw away my first opportunity in show business and I don't want to do that again. I'm going to take it seriously this time,” he remarked.