Actor and songwriter James Reid shocked the public when he left Viva Artists Agency after seven years to become a freelancer. James, the first Filipino endorser of international timepiece brand Armitron, explained that he wanted to have more freedom as an artist.
But, despite him leaving the talent agency, he assured his fans that this independence won’t affect his relationship with Nadine Lustre who is still under Viva’s management.
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“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.”
But is there another reason James left Viva? There are speculations that James has plans of moving to GMA Network.
In an interview by Philstar.com, the actor denied that he is planning to be a Kapuso.
“No, it’s not,” he said smiling.
But why didn’t he renew his contract with Viva?
“I just didn’t renew. You know, I’m focusing on other things now,” he said.
Actually, James and Nadine Lustre had worked together on the Philippine TV variety show, Party Pilipinas under GMA Network.
His first break was when he entered the Pinoy Big Brother house and won as the big winner of Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Clash of 2010.
For now, James chooses to focus on his music career and on his own music label Careless Music Manila.
“I’m focusing on my music label right now. I wanna give it a chance, I wanna see how far I can go with my music and I have big plans for it.”
Along with him is his much supportive girlfriend, Nadine, who even directed some of the music videos for Careless Music Manila.
Choosing this new path, James admitted he has a few apprehensions. “It’s great but it’s also scary,”
He’s not giving up acting either.
“I’m just waiting for the right project.”