- He revealed he once thought about quitting showbiz
- He is now part of the upcoming film James and Pat and Dave
In a recent Magandang Buhay episode, Ronnie Alonte poured out his heart as he recollected his bad choices and decisions in the past.
Having a stream of projects in ABS-CBN before, Ronnie regretted that he let fame get to his head three years ago.
“Dumating ako sa time na lumaki talaga ‘yung ulo ko. Feeling ko, ako na ‘to eh. Mayroon akong ‘VKJ’ (‘Vince & Kath & James‘) noong time na ‘yun, tapos may ‘Seklusyon.’ Tapos nag-concert ako, tapos may mga sumusuporta pa sa akin. Nararamdaman ko na sa sarili ko na nagbago na ako,” he said.
But after some time, Ronnie started to receive minor roles that were different from his situation before. Though he was still grateful for the blessings, it was during that time when Ronnie thought of giving up his acting career.
“Naisip ko sa sarili ko kung ano na ang nangyayari, tama pa ba ito? Gusto ko na mag-quit sa showbiz, hindi ko na kaya ito. Ayaw ko na,” he added.
Being cast in the romance film “James & Pat & Dave,” the sequel to the blockbuster hit “VKJ”, is what Ronnie considers as an opportunity to start over again.
“Binigyan ako ng pagkakataon na bigyan ako ulit ng proyekto, panibagong pinto. Ngayong 2020, sinabi ko sa sarili ko na hindi ko na papabayaan ito. Gagalingan ko, pagbubutihin ko para sa pamilya ko,” he said.
Ronnie stars in James & Pat & Dave with Donny Pangilinan and Loisa Andalio. The Theodore Boborol-directed film is set to premiere on February 12.
Aside from being an actor, Ronnie is known as one of the members of the dance group Hashtags on the noontime variety show It’s Showtime.
In 2016, he starred in two movie entries in the 2016 Metro Manila Film Festival: Vince and Kath and James and Seklusyon directed by Erik Matti.