Actor Sid Lucero is convinced that the independent film scene has greatly improved compared to how it was more than a decade ago.
With the slew of actors wanting to cross over to the indie film scene, the Toto star has some sound advice.
“If you aspire to be an indie actor, then I think you’re going about it the wrong way,” he began in a recent interview with Push and other member of the press for his latest comedy indie film Toto which is premiering in cinemas nationwide starting November 23.
“If you want to be an actor, you become an actor. In fact, I used to think that way. I said na I only like to do movies because movies make sense and it actually says something,” he explained.
Sid believes that there’s a side in every person that wants to be able to spread something good and educational.
“Art that doesn’t say something is not art, it’s décor. So you also want to do something that says something,” he said.
The actor, who is a self-confessed “problem co-star” for being too vocal, lamented that TV these days offer very little to its wide audience.
“TV is so half-assed and empty. Like so many people are watching it. It’s a very powerful tool and you can use it to educate a little bit. Kahit manners lang,” he said.
While he love his job, Sid couldn’t help but feel frustrated about how TV has been running these days.
“I love television but it’s lacking heart,” he said.
Sid, however, quickly added, “But it’s not their fault, don’t get me wrong. It’s money constraints. It’s boxing our audiences thinking that this is the only thing that they could comprehend. Time constraints.”
At one point, Sid admitted that he sometimes feels stuck with his “job” as an actor.
“I love my job and I really can’t do anything else. This is my what I was born into. Sometimes I don’t like it but now I have a daughter and people work under me. I have a helper, I have a driver you know and you have these things that make you go to work,” he ended.
Catch Sid as he plays the role of Toto in Toto which hits the theaters starting this November 23.