Newcomer Paolo Gumabao welcomes projects even in a lock in set-up as he feels he needs to flex his acting muscles more, and he will not turn down a project just because it’s lock-in.
Gumabao plays Jonas, a gardener who falls in love with Iyah Mina’s character in the upcoming iWant TFC horror series “Horrorscope.”
“Para sa akin, siyempre as a newcomer, it’s important for me para magkaroon pa ng more projects, para mai-showcase ko po ‘yung talent ko sa acting,” he said during the online press conference for the series last Wednesday, Jan. 6.
(For me, of course, as a newcomer, it is important to have more projects to showcase my acting.)
“Kahit lock-in ‘yung taping, kahit mapapalayo ako sa pamilya ko ay OK lang naman kasi temporarily lang naman. It’s for my future din naman po,” he explained.
(Even if the taping is lock-in, even if I will be away from my family, it is OK because it is just temporary.)
Except for feeling homesick, Gumabao admits to enjoying the benefits of this new normal of shooting.
“Mas na-e-enjoy ko po siya in terms of mas nakakapag-focus ako sa character ko, mas nakakapagbasa ako nang maayos na script, wala po akong distractions. Mas focused po talaga,” he said.
(I enjoy it more in terms of me getting focused in my character, I get to read the script better, there are no distractions.)
The new set-up also makes him bond better with his fellow actors.
“That is very important to actors and actresses, bond with each other, to talk, to get to know each other para mas maganda ‘yung chemistry ninyo doon sa eksena (so your chemistry will be more beautiful in the scene),” Gumabao said.
When asked how strong he is as a person when it comes to facing fears, he explained that for him, “the truth is the most important thing.”
“I need to know the truth about everything,” he added. “Maging positibo man ‘yan o negatibo.” (Whether it would be positive or negative.)