Because of the pandemic, actor JC Santos admitted that he has thought of turning his back on showbiz to venture food delivery business.
According to the actor, he was doubting if he will be given another project, and if ever, will he able to ensure the safety of his family and his baby?
“Challenging iyong idea na hindi ko alam kung magkakatrabaho ako.
“Actually iyon iyong pinakamahirap. Hindi ko alam kung kailan magkakatrabaho, at siyempre, nasanay ka na every month, may dumarating, alam mo iyon?
“‘Tapos biglang, uy, wala!”
“‘Tapos nagsara yung network,” he said, pertaining to ABS CBN.
Added JC, “‘Tapos hindi mo alam kung ano’ng mangyayari bukas, ‘tapos, lumalala iyong [COVID-19] cases.
“So that was really bad for me.”
That is why he relate on a personal level to his character in Dito at Doon, a deliver rider and a breadwinner.
Umabot na ako sa nagba-browse na ako ng motor ‘tapos sinabihan ko na iyong wife ko na, ‘Magluto ka, ilagay natin sa garapon, ide-deliver ko na.’
“Papunta na ako sa, ‘Itigil ko na muna kaya itong shooting-shooting?’
“Kasi kailangan… andun na ako sa pambayad ng bills at future, e.
“Nag-worry ako nang konti. Pero parang isang araw lang naman dumating sa akin iyon. Sige, tiisin ko pa, kahit papaano, so ganun umabot iyong frustration ko.”
But at the same time, having a time off work helped him become a father to his almost two year old daughter, River Altheia.
“Pero the part na I have a newborn and I’m taking care of her, so sobrang nagbago iyong mindset ‘tsaka yung emotional side ko.
“At iyon yung good side na nangyari sa akin nung lockdown nung 2020.”
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