Before Analain and Ashton Salvador took their first step into showbiz, they first had to convince their cousin Daniel Padilla and aunt Karla Estrada that school would still be their number one priority.
In an interview with ABS-CBN Entertainment, Analain revealed that Daniel didn’t want them to enter showbiz initially. But after they’ve made their promises, he finally let on.
“When kuya DJ first heard na papasok kami sa showbiz, ayaw niya talaga kasi he wants us to finish school first,” said Analain.
She added, “Kaya we promised kila kuya DJ, kina tita Karla, to our mom, na kahit anong mangyari, kahit maging busy man yung schedule namin in the future, we promise na tatapusin namin yung pag-aaral namin.”
Analain and Ashton are the newest members of The Squad Plus, joining other up-and-coming artists. With this, they’re confident that they would be able to showcase their talents and learn the ropes of the industry.
“Bilang Kapamilya na-excite ako na I get to enter showbiz and magpakita ng talento, because I have a passion for acting and I actually want to be good at it,” said Analain.
She continued, “Natuwa rin ako na madami akong kasabay na ka-edad ko. Hindi ako mag-isa and siyempre mas natuwa ako na sabay kami ng brother ko pumasok at alam kong hindi ako nag-iisa na baguhan sa showbiz.”
As newcomers, they admitted they still get the jitters and the pressure of being compared to their famous relatives is there, for sure.
Ashton said, “Kinabahan ako. Speechless dahil hindi ko na-imagine na papasok ako sa ganitong industriya ng pag-aartista. Kinakabahan pa rin ako. Gusto ko din naman talaga, kaso mahiyain ako kaya medyo nahirapan din ako pumasok kasi hindi ko kaya magpakita sa camera.”
But nevertheless, whatever project or role comes his way, he’s willing to take it on.
“Okay lang sa akin na kahit anong ibigay na trabaho. Handa ako. Siyempre baguhan lang ako. Willing ako um-accept ng mga ganung trabaho,” said Ashton.
5 of the best love advice we learned from Daniel Padilla
LOOK: Karla Estrada shares side-by-side photos after a year of working out
Everything you need to know about The Squad Plus' Youtube Channel Memberships
Jimuel Pacquiao is the newest member of the 'Gold Squad'