Getting into acting is just a matter of course for DJ Jhai Ho who is cast in the movie, “Momshies: Ang Soul Mo’y Akin,” starring Karla Estrada, Jolina Magdangal and Melai Cantiveros.
The MOR radio DJ recalled, during the online press conference for the movie last May 8, that he was given a chance by ABS-CBN and Star Creatives to be part of the KathNiel project “Pangako Sa ‘Yo.” He also did teleseryes while having his radio career, and has appeared in “Maalaala Mo Kaya” and “Ipaglaban Mo.” With these, he considers his segue into acting as not being a major adjustment.
“So, parang hindi ko siguro masasabi na grabe ‘yung difference talaga na ipinagkaiba sa pagraradyo though ‘yung boses kasi sa radio ay ‘yun ang pinakapuhunan,” he said.
(So I cannot say that the difference is huge compared with working on radio, though the voice is really your investment in radio.)
With TV appearances, Ho said that all you’ve got to do is show the emotions of your character. It helped that he had a theater background while studying in college.
“Bago rin ako sumalang sa teleserye, ‘yung management sa Star Magic at sa Artist Gallery, pinag-workshop nila ako para malaman ko kung ano ‘yung difference ng acting on TV and for movie,” he added.
(Before I plunged into soap operas, the Star Magic management and Artist Gallery had me go through a workshop, so I’ll know the difference between acting on TV and in the movies.)
Ho believes in always trusting the process and trusting his co-actors. He is glad that his experience in doing the movie was a welcoming one and he shared that he never felt neglected.
“They are all very, very generous in terms of guidance,” he said. “Ang sarap-sarap magtrabaho kung very welcoming at mapagbigay ‘yung mga nakakasama mo sa mga eksena.” (It feels good to work when your costars are very welcoming and generous in the scenes.)
With that, Ho said he tries to reciprocate by giving his “101% best effort.” JB