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Christian Bables shares unforgettable advice he received from John Lloyd Cruz

Christian Bables talks about plans for ‘Signal Rock’ to compete in the Golden Globe awards.

BY RHEA MANILA SANTOS

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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11/11/2018 10:31 AM
Christian Bables shares unforgettable advice he received from John Lloyd Cruz


After winning Best Actor at the recent Hanoi International Film Festival for his Chito Roño film Signal Rock, Christian Bables admitted he never expected to have a chance against his competitors in the category. “Unexpected kasi nung pumunta ako dun to attend the opening ceremony, nakikita ko yung mga international actors intimidating, ang gaganda ng postura, sanay na sanay sila sa ganun. Ang gaganda nung film nila. Nakita ko yung trailers, ang gagaling ng acting nila. Hindi ko na in-expect eh, in-enjoy ko na lang yung experience being in Hanoi International filmfest. Nung nasabi sa akin na ako daw yung nanalo, nagtatalon ako sa set ng Halik. Instant celebration namin sa set,” he shared during the presscon for his latest Regal Films project, Recipe for Love, held last November 8. 

Apart from joining film festivals on the Asian circuit, Christian revealed there are even bigger plans for Signal Rock in the international arena. “Ayon sa mga kinauukulan sure na naman. Sure na kasali sa Golden Globes. We got invited for a screening so it’s already for awards consideration. Yung sa Oscars, yun ang hindi ko pa sure,” he said.

Christian said he will always be thankful to his director Chito Roño for choosing a “nameless” actor like him. “Kasi totoo naman po. I’m nameless. Siguro unti-unti ko pa lang binubuo yung pangalan ko. Ang masasabi kong itong mga na-achieve ko ngayon, marami pa akong kakaining bigas. Marami pa akong dapat matutunan. Even kung dumating ako sa puntong if it will be in God’s will na makabuo ako ng pangalan, na matatakan ko yung pangalan ko, I still have a lot to learn. That’s how I see myself now,” he shared. 

Despite his collection of acting awards, Christian said he will never let it get into his head, thanks to another fellow multi-awarded actor. “Sobrang tumatak sa akin yung sinabi ni kuya John Lloyd Cruz sa akin. ‘Ang awards, awards lang yan. Karangalan siya, pero hindi siya ang mag-de-define sa akin bilang isang aktor.’ Yung diligence ko pa rin, yung passion ko, yung sipag ko towards my craft, towards acting, ang mag-de-define sa mga susunod ko pang mga projects. Yung awards ngayon lang yan. I’m just as good as my last work. Kagaya nung sa Urian, MMFF, Luna awards, hindi ko siya iniisip. Basta kung darating, darating. Kung hindi, okay lang. Kumbaga wala siya sa isip ko unless mapag-usapan. I am still building my name, my image. Itong mga awards, itong mga recognition, sa akin bilang isang aktor, ito lang nag bumubuo sa core nung pangalana na binubuo ko,” he explained.

Recipe for Love opens on November 21 in cinemas nationwide under Regal Films.