Tom considers himself an 'infant' in acting

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

KAPUSO actor Tom Rodriguez is still considering himself an "infant" when it comes to acting.

In an interview with the Davao entertainment press on Sunday at Chippens Buffet Restaurant, the 27-year-old Filipino-American actor said it is his desire to work with different actors, even production crews, for him to continuously improve his acting skills.

"I'm still a very new actor. In fact, I still consider my acting in infancy stage...I still want to learn more that's why I wanna work with different actors," said the 5'11" hunk who was here with other Kapuso stars for the celebration of the 78th Araw ng Dabaw.


The actor of the "My Husband's Lover" fame explained that honing one's craft, particularly acting, can be likened to painting -- the more colors added to your palette, the more varieties you can actually paint.

"So 'yung acting, habang nakakatrabaho mo ang mas maraming artista ay lumalawak ang palette mo, 'yung colors mo na pang-paint mo with your brush (In acting, as you work with more actors, your color palette expands soyou get more colors to paint with your brush)," he said.

When it comes to accepting roles, the "Don't Lose The Money" host was quick to say that it all depends on a number of factors. Good thing, though, that his management, Luminary Talent Management, talks to them first about the projects being offered before deciding to accept it or not.

"Every time naman that there is a role for us, that's how we work at Luminary, kami nina Dennis (Trillo), that our managers tell us that there are coming in na pino-propose sa amin. He reads the script beforehand and he proposes to us. So we look at it and check it out," he said.

Tom said that if the project gives him excitement or compels him to do because he has a co-star whom he wants to work with or the material itself is compelling, he is surely accepting the offer.

"It could really be a lot of factors. Sometimes, nababasa mo 'yung material and you just can't really pass it up na, kahit pa minsan ay for audition pa, you really audition for the role (When you read the material, you get awed by it and you just can't make it pass, even if it will just be for an audition piece, you really grab it)," he said.

The Zambales-born actor, whose mother hails from Samar, cited his part in Star Cinema's "Praybeyt Benjamin" and Viva Film's "Petrang Kabayo" as among the projects that certainly got him excited. Both movies were starred by Vice Ganda.

Speaking of projects, Tom will be seen acting opposite Bea Alonzo in a supporting role in an upcoming Star Cinema movie called "Crossroads."

"I'm Bea's fiance here," he said.

When asked why with Star Cinema, the actor quipped: "Kasi wala naman akong exclusive contract for movies. So I'm glad that Star Cinema is still getting me for their projects."


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Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on March 19, 2015.


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