John Manalo idolizes Jericho Rosales-A A +A
Saturday, November 6, 2010
E IS known as one of the original talents of "Goin' Bulilit" and now John Manalo breaks to acting stardom just like his uncle Jericho Rosales.
During the press conference of his evening soap "Mara Clara" with Kathryn Bernardo, Julia Montes, and Albie Casino, the 15-year-old actor does not hide the fact that he wants to be successful in showbiz.
John meantime said he is not pressured even with the name built by his uncle.
“Simula pa noong bata ako sabi nya na sa akin na gusto nya na makilala ako dun sa talent at mga nagawa ko, katulad din nung sa kanya,” he said of Jericho.
John believes that at some point he will be compared to Jericho. But he assures everyone he will not be affected by it because his uncle constantly provides him with advice on what to do in showbiz.
The young star is also doing his best by listening to directors and co-stars in "Mara Clara" because he knows that this kind of opportunity is too big to ignore.
“Nakikinig talaga ako ang talaga observant din dun sa ibang stars kasi diba, wala naman na akong way but to go up and to better my craft, sana best pa nga diba.”
John also admitted missing doing "Goin' Bulilit" and sometimes wishes that he can still grace the show.
John graduated from the program after exceeding the age requirement of the show.
“Minsan gusto ko parin bumisita and tingnan kung ganun parin ba yung pamamalakad. Ngayon pag pinapanood ko yung mga copy nung tapes na ginawa ko dati eh hindi ko parin mapigilan na tumawa,” he said.
Aside from "Goin' Bulilit", the young star has done numerous "Maalaala Mo Kaya" episodes and movies. (Glaiza Jarloc/Sunnex)