Not so fast! Piolo sets limitations on Iñigo's acting stint

Not so fast! Piolo sets limitations on Iñigo's acting stint

Piolo’s son, Iñigo, is getting his first taste of showbiz via the indie film “Relaks, It’s Just Pag-ibig,” which is directed by Joyce Bernal and co-produced by the Kapamilya actor himself.

Also read: Piolo on son Iñigo: Education first

But, Piolo, a very protective father explained that he only allowed his son to do an indie film so he could get enough experience in acting which can help Iñigo get a scholarship in film schools.
“Hindi siya mag-aartista, not until he’s 18. The reason why pumayag ako na gawin yung indie film is because ang usapan namin, since gusto niyang mag-film sa college. Pwede siyang kumuha ng scholarship in any film school. Kelangan ng resume, ng credentials, kailangang may nagawa siya. He’s also doing theater in school. So, kung mag nagawa kang legit na pelikula, pwede mong gamitin iyon para makakuha ng scholarship. So, mas makakatipid ako sa college niya di ba?”

Piolo the concerned dad

Piolo still wants Iñigo to prioritize studies over showbiz.

“Hindi naman sa ayaw, gusto ko muna siyang magconcentrate sa pag-aaral. More than anything, it’s important to have education. Because kung wala, kung hindi siya mag succeed sa pag-aartista, anong dala niya di ba?”

The actor also wants to spare his son from the ‘cruel’ world of showbiz.
“Bilang magulang, ayaw mong masaktan ang bata. Kung pwede lang na huwag na lang niyang pagdaanan kasi masakit. Pero at the end of the day, sa kanya pa rin naman iyon.”
Piolo knows this all to well.  Harsh criticisms prompted him to discontinue his Instagram account.

“It’s very unbecoming para sa isang katulad ko na magreact sa Instagram, tapos umabot ako sa point, minsan vulnerable ka. Tapos yung pagrereactan mo ay wala lang magawa sa buhay. It’s just a waste of time. Iyon yung sinasabi kong hazards sa trabaho natin.”

On the other hand, Piolo feels proud of “On The Job,” which was well-received at the  66th Cannes International Film Festival in France. It won two awards at the 17th Puchon International Fantastic Film Fest in South Korea, where Joel Torre bagged a Best Actor award for portraying a hitman.

Piolo plays NBI agent Francis in the movie, his first attempt at doing an action film.

“Noong binigay sa akin ito years aho. Sabi ko talaga, ‘Ibang klaseng pelikula ito.’ Right there and then, sabi ko, ‘Gusto kong gawin ito.’ Sabi ko ta;aga hindi ko bibitwan ito. The role that was given to me as an NBI agent is very intriguing, hindi kasi ako ganoong ka-aware sa mga nangyayari sa government, especially sa NBI. Mahirap yung role, pero masaya ako sa ending ko kasi ngayon ko lang siya nagawa,” he said.

“On The Job,” which also stars Joel Torre, Gerald Anderson,  Joey Marquez, Leo Martinez, Angel Aquino, Shaina Magdayao, Empress Schuck and Dawn Jimenez, opens in cinemas nationwide on August 28. It is directed by Erik Matti.

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