Jericho Rosales is "quitting" television.
Well, not really. More specifically, he’s quitting soap operas. The legendary actor, dubbed Asia's Prince of Dramas, opened up about his decision during his hit show “Halik’s” finale media conference yesterday, April 11. According to Echo, soap operas do not bring him fulfillment any longer, especially since he has expanded from being an actor to a producer and a director. Basically, it’s just time for something new.
He said, “I've been working for soap operas or TV shows for 23 years now. I don’t wanna do soaps anymore, and it is not a problem for me. Do I want to stop TV? No. It’s time for me to challenge myself to create something new for myself. Hopefully, it works.”
Echo hopes to focus more on newer projects and fresher takes on old formats.
He explained, “For now, I'll be honest with you, I have to take a break, I have to do movies then come up with another TV show of a different kind. Will I say goodbye to the fans? No. Will I say goodbye to the one I love the most, acting? No. I just want to create something new and I want to challenge myself. If it doesn’t work? It's my fault. Something in me is dying already, so I have to breathe new life in this career.”
His decision will take effect after “Halik” wraps up its last three weeks on air.
Jericho's films from the early 2000s namely "Pacquiao: The Movie", "Nasaan Ka Man", "Ngayong Nandito Ka", "Kailangan Kita", "Forevermore", "Trip", and "Tanging Yaman" are considered modern classics.
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