As someone who started working as young as five years old, celebrity dad Romnick Sarmenta shared some advice to young actors on how to handle the fame and sustain the flow of projects they receive.
In an interview with PUSH for his upcoming movie Write About Love. he shared his secrets to staying in the industry for decades.
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He shared, “Your attitude, your discipline, all definitely have a part. It plays a part because people will choose to work with people who are easy to work with, that’s one. Number two, it’s your commitment to your craft—‘yung passion sa pagtatrabaho mo. Not in the sense that you have to be hardworking. Of course, you have to be hardworking, pero that’s not the end.”
The Write About Love star also said it’s all about ensuring that for every project you receive, you have to give your best shot as well as offer something new that the viewers will love about the character you are portraying.
“Hindi ‘yun ‘yung ah ano masipag ‘to magtrabaho. You still have to remember that every chance you get you have to grow as an actor, ‘di ba? Kailangan may bago, kailangan may natutunan ka. Kailangan may takeaway sa eksena mo more or less. It’s your obligation to your audiences na madala mo sila.”
Romnick also reminded the young generation of actors that they may have the chance to be famous but it’s temporary and sincerity always wins the hearts of everyone in the industry as well as of audiences.
“Number one is to be sincere, to be who they are. Number two, it’s ‘wag kayong malulunod. Kasi very common a lot of times you would hear if they have a chance to break in really fast tapos sumikat ka agad then after a while maririnig mo may nangyari kasi nalunod, ‘di ba? Fame is great when it’s there, but it’s temporary, it’s never the end.”
Romnick encourages actors to never stop improving themselves
The 47-year-old Kapamilya actor who is set to portray Miles Ocampo’s father in Write About Love to be released this Christmas also encouraged young actors to keep improving their crafts.
For Romnick, being committed to every project is always a plus.
“If you really want to act, if you really love this craft, grow, improve. Tapos have a commitment with it. Commitment in a sense na it’s a service to others. Ako ganun kasi tingin ko. It’s a service to others. If I get paid for it, thank you. But more than that, it’s the knowledge or in knowing na I did my part. Kapag napanood nila, one way or the other, I’ve taken them away from their own personal problems and I’ve let them take that journey with me in that story with me.”