After the success of his first movie with Jennylyn Mercado, John Lloyd Cruz shared that he wants to try his hand behind the scenes.
In an exclusive interview with Push.com.ph, the Just the 3 of Us actor said that he has been thinking of going into directing.
“Nung nasa Berlin kasi ako kaya mahilig ako ngayon sa photography. Tsaka mahilig ako sa camera,” he revealed when asked when he realized that he wanted to do directing. John Lloyd, along with Piolo Pascual and director Lav Diaz as well as producer Paul Soriano flew to Berlin a few months ago to represent their film Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis which eventually bagged the Silver Bear award.
According to John Lloyd, he’s thinking of doing a short film.
“Maybe i-pursue ko. Hindi ko pa alam kung kaya ko ang ginagawa niya [Direk Cathy Garcia-Molina], basta bahala na,” he said.
But he stressed, “I’m excited to discover my own voice when it comes to filmmaking.”
Does he have a specific genre in mind?
“Wala pa eh. Sobrang lawak kasi ng mundo, kahit ano pwede mong magawa,” he said.
Meanwhile, Direk Cathy revealed that John Lloyd had a hand in the ending of his latest film opposite his new leading lady Jennylyn Mercado.
The Kapamilya actor just shrugged off his contribution saying that, “Ganon lang naman kami eh, kasi sobrang collaborative rin ni Direk.”
What’s good about the rom-com director, according to John Lloyd, was how she allows her actors to have a say on their project.
“I think hindi naman lahat ng directors ganon eh. Maraming directors ‘yung ‘Ay hindi ang gusto ko ang masusunod,’” shared John Lloyd.
“Ganon lang, batuhan lang kami ng naiisip namin. Kasi di ba at the end of the day, one person cannot make a film. Kailangan may tulong ng iba. So ‘yun ‘yon, manifestation lang ‘yun non,” he ended.