- James Reid quits Viva Artist Agency after seven years
- His decision to leave was because of burnout
- How will this affect his relationship with reel-to-real life partner Nadine Lustre?
After seven years, James Reid decided to leave Viva Artist Agency, saying that he was experiencing burnout.
Early this year, James quit the Pedro Penduko movie due to his spinal injury. Spellbound, an adaptation of a Korean movie with his reel and real-life partner Nadine Lustre, was also put on hold.
On the sidelines of his launch as the latest brand ambassador for American watch brand Armitron, James clarified that that he doesn’t have plans to be handled by another talent management agency. His career will be handled by his father Robert Malcolm Reid. For the actor-endorser, having no management will give him more freedom.
“No. I don’t think so. I like having the freedom right now,” he said.
Does James’s decision mean that he’ll stop doing movies with real life girlfriend Nadine?
While Nadine remains under the management of VIVA, James reassured fans that their working relationship won’t be affected at all.
“It hasn’t been affected at all right now. We’re still working together. We’re all on good terms which is great. I just have a bit more freedom now, that’s all,” he said.
As much as he is enjoying the freedom that he has right now, the multi-talented celebrity admitted he also feels scared about what’s to come knowing he is now on his own.
“It’s great, but it’s also scary knowing that it’s just me,” he said.
Meanwhile, James is putting his focus on his music career, “I’m focusing a lot on my record label right now. I want to give it a chance. I want to see how far I can take my music. And I have big plans for it,” he said.
He added, “But I still plan to do big movies. I’m not giving up show business or anything. I still plan to do movies. I’m just waiting for the right project.”
James rose to fame after the ABS-CBN reality show, Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Clash of 2010, as the Big Winner. He joined the Viva Artist Agency in 2012 after his two-year contract with Star Magic.