Joshua Garcia gives veteran actor Pen Medina all the credit how he started to really enjoy his craft and excel in it.
Speaking with Pop Cinema, the star of the upcoming series “Viral” revealed that he took it upon his own hands to undergo an acting workshop by Pen.
He was just starting out in showbiz, straight out of “Pinoy Big Brother” and losing roles to other actors his age.
“Nagsimula 'yung pagmamahal ko sa acting simula noong isang taon na ko sa showbiz. Dumaan kasi ako sa parang walang trabahong binibigay sa 'kin. Napapalitan ako ng ibang artists. Ginawa ko nun, nagpa-workshop ako kay Tito Pen Medina. Ako talaga nagbayad. Kahit wala pa kong pera nun masyado, nagbayad ako,” he shared.
Joshua recalled one of Pen’s exercises that really blew his mind. “Gumawa siya ng scenes sakin, nagbilang lang siya 1-10 tapos pagdating ng 10 umiiyak na siya bigla. Ang galing. Sobrang solid siya magturo.”
The “Love You To The Stars and Back” actor admitted that he didn’t initially love acting as much as he does now, but he worked hard and eventually grew to hone his skills even further.
“Sa umpisa lang talaga mahirap, kasi syempre hindi ko talaga gusto ang acting before. 'Yun 'yung example na minahal ko lang talaga siya kaya naging para sa 'kin,” said Joshua.
He also revealed that because of the tips and tricks he learned from Pen, he was able to get cast for Olivia M. Lamasan’s “Barcelona: A Love Untold” along with stars Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla.
Joshua went on to become one of the most in-demand actors of his generation and starred in several films and teleseryes with critically-acclaimed performances.
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