Glaiza de Castro: Acting is a tough job

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Monday, August 4, 2014


ACTRESS Glaiza de Castro said acting is not a glamorous job and it takes hard work, patience, dedication, talent and luck to be able to maintain a name in the show business.

Glaiza de Castro
Glaiza de Castro

"Nakikita lang nila yung other side of it, yung finish product lang. Nagmumukha siyang madali, but the process behind it, mahirap at matagal siyang gawin," de Castro said in a recent interview.

"Yung trabaho namin hindi din nalalayo sa mga doctor, teachers, na dapat mo din talagang pag-aralan. There's also a science behind it," she said.

De Castro said that in her on-going afternoon series, "Dading," they usually shoot 40 sequences in one taping day and the production often finish late.

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The actors of the program are also expected to deliver, and sometimes recreate, emotions day in and out for long hours.

"Minsan iniisip ko na sana may button ako na biglang maiiyak na lang kasi sa sobrang pagod mo na din. Kailangan mo talagang humanap ng paraan para madeliver yun," she said.

"Pinagpapasalamat ko na lang na meron akong co-actors na mapagbigay. Pag tinitingnan mo lang sila, makakahugot ka na sa kanila, makakaiyak ka na agad. Pero mahirap siya," she added.

Among the benefits of her job, she said, is she gets to do different roles on television.

"Natutuwa ako bilang actor yung trabaho namin is to live different lives for a certain time. 'Yun ang goal ko, sana hindi ako ma-compare dun sa previous roles na ginawa ko," she said. "As much as possible gusto ko mag deviate doon. Thankful ako na hindi ako nasu-stuck sa isang genre. Gusto ko talaga na iba-iba yung ginagawa ko."

Glaiza revealed that she, just like anyone, sometimes have her "off" days and would think of the ratings game.

The actress tries to avoid being too hard on herself, but said her constant need for reinvention and challenge pushes her to the limit.

"Sometimes I try to disregard it and just focus on what I'm doing. When you focus on your project, then satisfied ka doon sa binigay mo na performance, it follows talaga. If sa sarili mo natuwa ka, definitely yung manonood makikita din nila yun. At the end of the day, when you can say to yourself na 'Glaiza, good job,' okay na yun," she added.

The actress said she's happy to be part of show business because they get to entertainment and touch people's lives.

She is keen to stay in the business for a long time.

"Every project kinakabahan parin ako, parang laging akong bagong pasok sa showbiz. Kung hindi ako kinakabahan, mas lalo akong matatakot kasi ibig sabihin masyado na akong kampante sa sarili ko," she said.

"Nasa state ako na trabaho talaga siya and dapat mong pagbutihan. Hindi mo alam kung may bagong darating and baka mawalan ka. So you really need to leave a mark to the audience." (Sunnex)

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