JM de Guzman is back on TV with Hawak Kamay, his first soap after his stint in a rehabilitation center. The actor will be playing the half-brother of Piolo Pascual. “’Yung role ko ay si Kyle. Siya po ‘yung character niya medyo opposite sa character ni Piolo, medyo may pinagdadaanan but sa konting kaalaman ko sa script magcla-clash sila ng character ni Piolo,” he shared.
JM stated that there were days that he thought that he will never have the chance to act again, but he chose to fight for his dream and for his recovery. “May araw na pakiramdam ko na ‘Wala ‘to, wala na’ ‘to parang ganon pero may mga araw na hoping na sige, laban.”
JM remarked that he is ecstatic to be back to work. “Well nararamdaman ko po bukod sa excitement ay sobrang kaba kasi nga binigyan po ako ng isa pang chance na mag-artista.”
He admitted that he has his shares of fears after he got out from rehab. “Fears [ko] well magkaroon ng parang stigma ang tao and well bumagsak ulit and failure eh, rejection. Actually hindi ko naisip ‘yung stigma parang naramdaman ko na lang, so okay lang.”
Nonetheless, he said that he is happy that his family and friends have been supporting him throughout his journey to recovery. “May mga hindi maiiwasan na comments about you pero sa mga friends ko naman wala naman at tsaka sa family of course sa family ko hindi ako iniiwanan kahit ano man ang pagkakamali ko.”
On what he has learned from all he went through, JM remarked, “Siguro para sa akin kung babagsak ka man, bumangon ka.”