The year is 2014. We started seeing him on TV as a housemate on one of, if not, the most famous abodes in the country - the "Pinoy Big Brother" house. Who would have guessed that the teenager we were then watching eat, sleep, and play, would become a face we would look forward to watching on the big screen?
Fast forward to today, Joshua Garcia is one bright star that everyone should keep an eye on. Now tagged as one of the next important actors in the industry, Joshua expressed his happiness with us in a giddy, innocent fashion.
"Ang saya ko. Kasi, sino ba namang hindi magiging masaya kasi ang dami namin dito sa industry na 'to eh. 'Yung ma-recognize ka lang na ikaw yung isa sa mga important actor, sobrang saya. Parang dun pa lang, achievement na yun eh," Joshua shared with us at the sidelines of "The Good Son" Bloggers Conference last September 14.
Recently, Joshua won New Movie Actor of the Year at the 33rd PMPC Star Awards for Movies for "Vince and Kath and James."
Then, just last August, we were treated to another acting spectacle worthy of applause, in his romantic-drama "Love You to the Stars and Back" with Julia Barretto.
With all the projects coming his way, not to mention his upcoming teleserye "The Good Son," how is Joshua taking this all in?
The young actor said that his goal is really to be known and respected as an actor in the industry.
"'Di ako titigil. Ang goal ko kasi is, makilala ako bilang aktor and respetuhin ako bilang aktor.
We were also curious as to why Joshua's Instagram profile description says, "Always trust Him. I'm not a good actor."
Joshua was game to answer the first sentence with ease, saying, "Always trust Him. Alam naman natin kung sino 'yung Him."
As for the second line, he explained, "Tinatatak ko kasi sa utak ko na hindi ako magaling. Kasi, hindi talaga ako magaling. Kasi, ayoko eh. Baka hindi na ako maging gutom. Baka mag-happy-happy na lang ako."
Sounds like Joshua is off to a great start in achieving his ultimate goal. We sure are going to see more from this rising actor, who does his best in keeping his feet on the ground.