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‘Ang daming mura.’ Joshua Garcia recalls how he was cursed many times when he first started acting

“Umabot ako ng 22 takes. ‘Yun ‘yung first teleserye ko, ‘yung Nasaan Ka Nang Kailangan Kita with Miss Vina Morales.”

Joshua Garcia shared his experiences as an actor especially how he used to get cursed when he was just starting out.

During the fundraiser for displaced film workers #ExtendTheLove Presents Actors’ Cue, Joshua was with director Adolf Alix, Jr., Zanjoe Marudo, and Daniel Padilla where they each shared their experiences in acting.

Joshua talked about the hardships that he had with his first teleserye in particular.

Joshua admitted that he ‘ate’ curses from the director on his first teleserye, ‘Nasaan Ka Nang Kailangan Kita’ directed by Mel Chionglo, “Ang daming mura, Kumain ako ng maraming mura nu’n. Napagmura po ako ng direktor. Siyempre, wala pa po akong masyadong alam sa acting.”

He also admitted that he felt embarrassed to be with his co-actors whenever he got cursed by the director.

“Pero ‘yun din ang naging dahilan, ‘yung mga inabot kung mura, kung bakit ako nag-workshop din. Parang ayoko rin naman na mukhang tanga ako sa set. Nakakahiya sa mga co-actors ko.”

Once, it even took the actor 22 takes to get the right scene, “Umabot ako ng 22 takes. ‘Yun ‘yung first teleserye ko, ‘yung Nasaan Ka Nang Kailangan Kita with Miss Vina Morales.”

When he was also asked about his roles with his leading ladies, the actor admitted that he really sometimes falls in love with them, “May mga times na ‘yun, nai-in-love talaga ako sa ka-partner ko. May ganu’n talaga, eh. Sa akin, ha? Pero wala, eh. Partner lang kayo, eh.”

But because of his great acting skills, Joshua got his own solo projects after his great performance in Barcelona: A Love Untold.

“Actually, ‘yung Barcelona, ‘yun ‘yung pinakamalaking achievement sa buhay ko sa showbiz dahil simula nu’n, nagkaroon ako ng mga solo projects.”

Which gave birth to his critically acclaimed roles as Vince in the movie Vince and Kath and James, where he won New Film Actor of the Year at the 33rd Star Awards for Films, and as Caloy in the film Love You to the Stars and Back.

Joshua started his career with the Filipino reality show Pinoy Big Brother as “Tatay’s Boy ng Batangas.”


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