Donny Pangilinan couldn't be more grateful for the support he's getting from his mom, award-winning actress Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan.
During "He's Into Her's" virtual conference last May 20, the actor shared the pieces of advice his mother gave him that helped him adjust in the industry.
"She's very supportive, she always gives me advice. One is to focus," he said.
For someone who is still studying, Donny emphasized the importance of time management in balancing showbiz and his studies.
"Sometimes kasi there are so many things that can get in your way. You have to juggle things kasi in showbiz ang daming kailangang pag-isipan. Of course I'm still studying. It's more of time management and being organized," he said.
"Sometimes medyo ano ako eh, parang ayokong gawin 'yung kailangan kong gawin."
Maricel also guides Donny when it comes to delivering his lines, although she's more of a "chill" supporter.
"Sa lines, some advice on how I can probably say this better. We like watching movies together. But she doesn't really pressure me din kasi she really wants me to learn as well. Not on my own but from the ones where I'll be inspired. It's very chill," he shared.
While his parents don't pressure him in any way, Donny admitted that he's still pressured on his part for being a Pangilinan.
"There's some sort of pressure but I don't let it get to me," he said. "Because mas lalo kang mape-pressure kung mafi-feel mo 'yung parang expectations ng tao. I just focus on my craft, just doing the best I can, learning as much as I can. I think it's good pressure to be motivated to give my best," he added.
Also starring Belle Mariano, "He's Into Her" is finally coming this May 28 on iWantTFC! It will also start airing on May 30 on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, A2Z Channel 11, and TFC.
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