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Jake Ejercito shares why he was hesitant to join showbiz: 'I prioritized my daughter'

Jake also said that he feels like he belongs in the Kapamilya network

Patricia Matalog
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Patricia Matalog

5/5/2021 in News
Jake Ejercito shares why he was hesitant to join showbiz: 'I prioritized my daughter'

We're finally seeing Jake Ejercito in his first-ever project as a Kapamilya in "Marry Me, Marry You."

Months after he signed a contract with Star Magic, the 31-year-old actor is officially making his teleserye debut where he will star alongside new Kapamilya actress Janine Gutierrez and award-winning actor Paulo Avelino.

In a recent media conference, Jake shared how ecstatic he is for this new journey as an actor.

"I'm just really excited because I've been waiting for quite a while, more than a year almost," Jake said. "So talagang I'm really excited to start acting and go to work and meeting all the people on cam and behind the cam. I've met a couple of Kapamilyas na and feeling ko, I belong."

Jake also discussed in the virtual conference why it took him a while to join showbiz, given that his clan are huge names in showbiz.

He then revealed the two factors that affected his decision: his studies and his duties as a father to Ellie, his daughter with actress Andi Eigenmann.

"My first ever appearance on TV I was still in college and I was based abroad so hindi ko magawa lahat ng offers. And I was also very reluctant talaga noong time na 'yun. Hindi ko sure kung anong gusto kong gawin sa buhay and being a young dad din, I prioritized my daughter," he explained.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The actor also admitted that joining showbiz has always been a lingering thought for him.

"'Yung pagpasok sa showbiz talagang it's been at the back of my head lang ever since. Pero hindi ako pinayagan kasi gusto ng parents ko prioritize muna studies ko. Pero nandiyan lang siya talaga. Never nawala 'yung interest ko sa pagpasok sa showbiz," he said.

Joining Jake, Janine, and Paulo in the upcoming Dreamscape teleserye are Sunshine Dizon, Teresa Loyzaga, Lito Pimentel, Joko Diaz, Jett Pangan, and Iana Bernardez.

Stay tuned on ABS-CBN's official social media accounts for more details about the series!

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