Talented actor John Lloyd Cruz faces changes in his life and career as he turns 25 this coming Tuesday, June 24.
In a press conference, Cruz shared that aside from having a new movie, he also has a new on-screen partner — a partner that he consider as a new source of happiness, and that is no other than the country’s Pop Princess Sarah Geronimo.
“Kasi talagang si Sarah OK kami, nag-click kami. So we are very happy together kapag nasa set kami gumagawa ng eksena,” Cruz said about his new leading lady for new movie “All About Love.”
Cruz told abs-cbnNEWS.com that he enjoyed every moment with Geronimo during filming.
“Yung trabaho mahirap na so hahanap ka ng source of joy doon sa mismong trabaho–at hindi ako nahihirapang hanapin yon. Dumadali siya dahil sa mga taong nandoon sa loob ng trabaho, everyday you look forward na magshu-shooting ka, gumagaan,” the actor said.
The actor also refused to answer if there will be a kissing scene in the movie.
Cruz and Geronimo worked together for a special episode of ABS-CBN’s longest-running drama anthology “Maalaala Mo Kaya.” The MMK episode has been shown at least thrice due to public demand.
Cruz who had been identified with his long-time on-screen partner, actress Bea Alonzo, admitted that he feels some trepidation over how audiences will accept that he has a new love team.
“Well may takot may kaba pero mas higit yung excitement kung paano at kung tatanggapin ba ng totoong taga-suporta ko yung pelikula.”
He added: “Yun nga ang parang somehow parang challenge ko sa mga talagang tunay na susuporta sa akin. Kasi magandang chance ito para makita ko na pwede mo akong iparehas sa iba at pwede pa din akong suportahan.”
“Maganda din itong move–medyo daring lang in a sense na yung iba ay nagbabanta na boboykotin, hindi susuportahan. Pero ako naniniwala na yung mga taga-suporta namin ni Bea they know better than that,” Cruz said.
Cruz is also set to do a series of shows with heartthrobs Piolo Pascual and Sam Milby abroad for the last quarter of this year.
John Lloyd at 25
With a new partner and new projects lined up for Cruz, he still finds time to share his blessings. As a post birthday celebration, Cruz is set to go Katutubo Village in Porac, Pampanga to help in a free medical check-up to young Aetas.
When asked about his birthday wish, the actor replied: “Hindi ko sinasabing nasa akin na lahat pero gusto kong isipin na lahat ng kailangan ko ay mayroon ako. Maaaring higit pa sa kailangan ko ay mayroon ako, pasasalamat na lang, maraming salamat na lang sa lahat ng mga tao at narating ko ang dapat kong marating.”
Cruz, who is very private when it comes to his love life, also shared that as of the moment he has not yet set a date on when he will get married.
“Ako wala pa po sa (isip ko) wala pa, hindi ako nagse-set ng edad. Kasi baka sabihin ko 30 pero baka halimbawa next year mangyari. Walaa kong sini-set kumbaga kung kailan siya dumating kung kailan dapuan ‘yon na ‘yon.
Recently, Vince Uy, brother of his sweetheart Liz Uy said that they really welcome the actor to their family.
“Masyado lang mabait ang family nila. Kumbaga they only have good words for people, siguro nagkataon lang na mas malapit lang ako sa kanila, napakabait ng pamilya noon,” Cruz said.
When asked if he still have a dream role he would like to portray, Cruz said: “Ang dream role ko, kasi ngayon ang nakaka-challenge sa akin ay yung mga roles na akala mo ay simple lang yung natural lang sa mga tao. Yun pala yung pinakamahirap na i-portray kung ano ang normal at kung ano ang natural doon ako mas nahihirapan ngayon.”
Cruz said that right now he is taking a break from doing television dramas. He is set to do movies this year.
John Lloyd Cruz is considered one of the country’s most promising young dramatic actors.
Starting as a teen star, John Lloyd first appeared in “Gimik” and “Tabing Ilog” as Kaye Abad’s love team.
Cruz is a member of ABS-CBN’s Star Magic family. His other television credits include “Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay,” “It Might Be You”,and currently “Maging Sino Ka Man.”
He starred in the movies “Nagbibinata,” “Mahal na Kung Mahal,” “My First Romance,” “Now That I Have You,” “Dubai,” “Close To You” and “One More Chance.”