On November 23, actor Piolo Pascual highlighted the value of being open to criticism as an artist.
During the media event for ‘Replacing Chef Chico’ at the Makati Shangri-La, which LionhearTV covered, Pascual noted the significance of feedback and criticisms in growing an artist’s career.
“As long as you subject it, I mean, you’ve got to listen–you’ve got to know so you could learn [as well] with your craft because if you’re closed, there’s no room for learning.”
He then recounted how he got his role for the upcoming Netflix series, citing how their audience would see Pinoy culture and dishes.
“Siyempre, I’m proud to be part of this, and what’s nice about this series is contagious siya. You really feel our culture, our dishes. And working with these actors and the brains behind it, masarap ‘yung experience. So, I hope it will resonate with the audience [as well] when they watch it.”
As for the series, Replacing Chef Chico follows Ella (de Rossi) and the Hain Restaurant undergoing staff changes after Chico (Milby) encountered an accident. Ella and Raymond (Pascual) handle the task of saving their kitchen while developing romantic feelings for one another.
When asked about his views on food, Pascual cited his previous food-related role, adding that he appreciates dishes by savoring them.
“When I did a movie before, I played a chef [as well,] but not for this movie. So I haven’t gone through that training. But I’ve read about it. I love to cook, but for me, the discipline really comes when I savor my food. I really take my time to eat it and appreciate it.”
As for their roles, Replacing Chef Chico stars Alessandra De Rossi, Piolo Pascual, and Sam Milby.
Under the direction of Dan Villegas and a screenplay by Antoinette Jadaone, Replacing Chef Chico streams on Netflix starting November 24.