Comedian Jobert Austria also recalls his past suicide attempts.
Familia Blondina actor Jobert Austria, aka Kuya Jobert, opened up about how he is coping with depression at the recent press conference for the said movie. "Ako mas magaling akong magpatawa 'pag may problema ako e. Totoo 'yon. Lalo na mag-isa lang ako ngayon sa Pilipinas e," said Kuya Jobert to press.
While the comedian's girlfriend is currently in Canada, Jobert finds companionship with his son, Myron.
Kuya Jobert also shared that he sometimes uses his humor whenever he feels extremely sad. "Kapag depressed ako, wala akong ibang ginagawa kundi magpatawa lang nang magpatawa. Feeling ko yung lungkot ko, 'pag nakikita ko yung mga tao na tumatawa, yun na ako," he explained.
Recalling an incident in 2014 when Kuya Jobert was rescued by his friends from an attempted suicide, the comedian said it gave him positive realization in his life now. "Kung hindi nangyari sa akin yon, hindi ako aabot dito. Kasi, kung hindi nangyari sa akin yon hindi ko mare-realize na meron pa palang buhay pagkatapos non.
"Kaya proud ako, kasi hanggang ngayon, magmula nung nangyari yung incident na yon, hindi na ako bumalik kahit kailan," said Kuya Jobert, pertaining to his admission of using illegal drugs in the past.
Jobert plays the role of Karla Estrada's new love in the film Familia Blondina. Directed by Jerry Lopez Sineneng, the movie also stars Kira Balinger, Marco Gallo, Chantal Videla, Heaven Peralejo, and Awra Briguela. The new family-comedy movie will be shown starting February 27.