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John Lloyd Cruz opens up about his showbiz hiatus

John Lloyd Cruz: "Para malagyan mo ulit, kailangan mo muna ubusin, something like that."

Doreen Penilla
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Doreen Penilla

11/23/2020 in News
John Lloyd Cruz opens up about his showbiz hiatus

John Lloyd Cruz has opened up about his showbiz hiatus in a recent interview with Boy Abunda on "The Best Talk."

John Lloyd, who took an indefinite break from showbiz back in 2017, said that even in the years that he was not "active," he still had projects that displayed his artistry.

He said, "Kahit panaka-naka, binibigyan ako ng mga kaibigan ko. Noong mga panahon na 'yun, enriching din naman 'yung process."

"Kahit noong tumigil ako sa network job, hindi ako tumigil sa paggawa ng sining. 'Yun nga, parang naging abnormal 'yung hindi magawa 'yung tingin mo pinapaniwalaan mong magawa ng mga sandaling 'yun. It felt abnormal na hindi mo magawa 'yung gusto mo, na napakasimple naman, hindi ko naman matuturing na masama ba 'yung gusto mo gawin. Ako naman gumawa ng sarili kong ano eh, kumbaga hindi ko lang siguro naplano ng maayos. Pero 'yung importansya na magawa 'yung paniniwala mo, 'yung gusto mo gawin, tingin ko mahalaga."

He said that as an artist, he needed to step back for a while and recollect.

"And bilang creator gusto mong makapagbigay lagi ng something worth their time. And kung ubos ka, medyo mahihirapan kang ma-deliver iyon kasi wala nang bagong laman iyong utak mo — wala ka nang maibibigay na tingin ko is worth their time. Kumbaga nakakahiya na lang din," he said.

Tito Boy also asked him, "'Yung mga panahon na hindi ka gumawa rin ng pelikula, partly, choice mo, 'di ba?"

To which the "One More Chance" actor replied, saying, "Parang kailangan na rin munang huminto at magnilay-nilay. Kailangan ng medyo dumistansya. Para malagyan mo ulit, kailangan mo muna uubusin, something like that."

When asked if he got tired, John Lloyd said, "Hindi naman siya istorya ng pagod. At one point you realize na sobrang iksi pala ng buhay. Gusto mo lang somehow mabigyan kahit papaano ng halaga at atensyon 'yung mga bagay. Kailangan mo siyang gawin. Otherwise, tingin ko ayoko naman tumanda na 'paano kung sinubukan ko?'"

"Ang hirap talaga i-explain kung ano man ang nangyari the past years. Mas masarap din kung magmasid na lang at makinig. Mas interesting kung ganun eh."

During his hiatus, John Lloyd became a father to Elias Modesto, his first child with ex-girlfriend Ellen Adarna.

Boy asked him, "Are you happy?"

"Iba na rin ang routine ko Tito Boy. Parang wala na yatang mas liligaya pa kapag meron kang maliit na anak na 2-years-old na ang kulit. Wala na. Parang [ang] lupit. My little savior."

Watch their full interview here:

John Lloyd will soon make a film comeback in Lav Diaz's "Servando Magdamag."

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