Actor Kempee de Leon revealed that his role model for acting etiquette is his father, comedian Joey de Leon.
When asked about the lessons that defined him as an actor, he revealed that age is made him serious with his work. During his time with GMA Network’s That’s Entertainment, he admitted that he was a happy-go-lucky kind of guy. He did not take his craft seriously.
“Siguro isa na yung edad. Happy-go-lucky lang kami sa That’s (Entertainment) eh. Parang naglalaro lang kami nung araw eh,” said the actor
However, when he reached a certain age, gained experience as an actor, he shared what he learned and took acting seriously. He also gave more importance to his work as an artist.
“Pero habang nagkakaedad ka, sa panahon ngayon, sa tagal ng pagiging artista, mas natututo ka, mas nagmamature ka, mas binibigyan mo na ng importansya trabaho mo. Kasi dati parang wala lang eh, parang laru-laro lang eh,” Kempee continued.
He realized that it’s time to be mature. He owes it to his dad, comedian Joey de Leon, who taught him how to be professional.
“So ngayon talaga, talagang you have to be professional about your work. Which is yun din yung mga pangaral sakin ng tatay ko. I guess dun ako bumase sa kanya na yun yung sinundan ko kung paano ko siya magtrabaho. Siya yung naging peg ko,” admitted Kempee.
With him following the footsteps of his father, Kempee also joked that his hair is also taking the same path.
“Pero yung buhok, papunta na rin yung peg ko eh,” he jokingly said.
De Leon is among the cast of ABS-CBN’s teleserye Bagong Umaga which tells the story of three families whose lives were intertwined. The child of the Magbanuas gets swapped with the Veradonas, thus connecting their lives.
He plays Joselito ‘Jose’ Magbanua, a chill dad who sticks to his principles. He is joined by the main cast led by Heaven Peralejo, Tony Labrusca, Barbie Imperial, Kiko Estrada, Michelle Vito, and Yves Flores.
Watch the teleserye via free TV (A2Z Channel 11), cable or satellite TV (Kapamilya Channel), live streaming (Kapamilya Online Live), and on-demand streaming (iWant TFC).