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Jak Roberto wants to follow in Coco Martin’s career, even willing to bare his body for the right role

  • Jak Roberto idolizes Coco Martin.
  • Jak Roberto wants to follow in Coco’s footsteps and is even willing to bare his body.

Kapuso actor Jak Roberto didn’t hide his admiration for his idol Coco Martin and said he’s willing to take the path that Coco took then.

In an interview with Janna Chu Chu Fontanilla on YouTube, Roberto was asked if he had a dream role that he wants to pursue.

Roberto didn’t think twice in saying that he idolizes Primetime King Coco Martin and that he wants to follow in the latter’s footsteps.

He said Coco was one of his influences in getting into showbiz.

The Kapuso actor intimated that he used to watch Coco’s indie films and that inspired him to be an actor and to do the same kind of movies.

“Before pa kasi parang siya yung naging idol ko kasi. [Parang] nagstart ako manuod ng mga indie film tas nakita ko yung art nung pelikula na dinedirek ni Direk Brillante Mendoza, lahat ng pelikula ni Coco parang dun ako nagstart na parang gusto kong gawin ‘to ah. Gusto ko ring magpelikula na kagaya nito, parang hindi mainstream kundi indie film na makikita yung art nang halimbawa mga squatter, yung mga ganung shot parang ang sarap gawin,” he said.

Meanwhile, asked if he is willing to follow Coco’s journey in showbiz including baring his body on screen, Jak had this to say.

Jak Roberto in ‘Contessa’ (GMA Network)

“Well sa ngayon..siguro hanggang sa butt exposure pa ko ngayon. Pero malay natin halimbawa meron talagang mg frontal na talagang kailangang-kailangan sa eksena yung tipong hindi mabubuo ung isang ekesena pede naman pagusapan,” Jak answered.

Before earning the title Primetime King, Coco Martin started as an indie actor who didn’t mind baring his body. He rose to prominence via critically acclaimed indie films Serbis and Kinatay which both premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.

After his stint in indie films, Coco successfully transitioned to mainstream film and television. His current action drama teleserye FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano has been running for more than three years now thus earning him the title of the country’s Primetime King.

Jak, on the other hand, started his career as one of the co-hosts in GMA Network’s Walang Tulugan with the Master Showman in 2011. After that, he was cast in different Kapuso shows, but his name became more popular when he was paired with his real-life partner Barbie Fortesa in Meant To Be.


Written by Ron Mia

A frustrated journalist who finds the realization of that dream through blogging. Writes about politics, entertainment, sports and personal stuffs. The writer behind the blog site NiteWriter.

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