After almost two years hiatus, “Los Bastardos” star Diego Loyzaga is making a comeback in showbiz and he is ready for the challenge despite the pandemic. He is now being managed by Viva Artists Agency.
After taking some time off to take care of his mental health and refocusing on his priorities, Diego Loyzaga is back in the limelight to showcase his acting prowess and grow as a multi-talented artist. The son of actress Teresa Loyzaga and action star Cesar Montano, Diego is often dubbed as the “male version” of Maricel Soriano because of his intense acting performance on the small screen.
Diego kick-started his showbiz career in 2011 under Star Magic when he appeared in the top-rated series Mara Clara as Derrick Gonzales. This was followed by his appearance in the series Growing Up where he starred with Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla and Julia Montes. Due to the success of Growing Up, Diego, along with his co-stars appeared, as endorsers of Bench in their “Happy in Bench” campaign. In the same year, he was nominated for the Amazing Male Newcomer at the Yahoo! Awards Philippines.
Loyzaga took a break from showbiz in 2012 to finish his high school education but this hiatus did not last long as he came back in 2013 appearing in shows such as Maalaala Mo Kaya (MMK) and Wansapanataym. In 2015, he appeared in TV5’s Wattpad series entitled, “Mr. Popular Meets Nobody.” He also became one of MYX’s new video jocks (VJ) of 2015. Diego then joined the cast of the TV series “Forevermore”, a top-rated series starring Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano, and “Pangako Sa ‘Yo,” the hit series starring Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo. Aside from his TV appearances, Diego is also known as a member of the male group, Kapamilya Cuties.
2018 was a tough year for Diego and he decided to take a break from show business. He last appeared in the TV show Los Bastardos where he played the character of Joaquin Cardinal. Before Los Bastardos, he appeared in the horror-thriller film Bloody Crayons (2018) as
well as the comedy movie Petmalu (2018). He also made a brief cameo in Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil’s romantic movie My Ex and Whys (2017).
All that is in the past now as Diego is back with a strong dedication and commitment to his chosen craft. The 25-year-old actor just signed up with Viva Artists Agency, and many exciting projects are in the works.
In a virtual press conference on Wednesday, August 12, Diego said he’s up for the challenge to work during these tough times.
“I wanted a comeback sana earlier, but given all the circumstances that 2020 has brought us, what better time than now? Kasi naisip ko na rin na things out there are not getting better, but if there’s a way to work pa rin, to be productive, why not?”
Starmometer asked Diego that if ever he’s given a chance to do a BL (boys love) role, is he going to accept it?
“Funny kasi pinagusapan namin ito ni Mama kagabi na hindi siya naniniwala sa akin. Ako naman meron talaga akong passion sa isang story or kwento kapag na-hook ako ‘run sa kwento e if I see in the script that it’s a really good story, maganda ‘yung lesson, game naman ako e. I mean it’s just another role, it’s just another character that I am portraying, it doesn’t reflect naman kung ano ‘yung hilig ko sa buhay, I’m just doing my job as an artist to portray the role of somebody else. Oo naman po, I am,” he said.
But how about if the BL project requires a “kissing scene” with another actor?
“Huwag lang siguro ganun ka-bulgar agad agad, maybe we can work towards that. Pero comfortable naman po ako,” he added.
What if he’s paired with fellow Viva artist Marco Gumabao?
“Tropa ko po si Marco sa ‘Los Bastardos’ so if I am being partnered to him, comfortable po ako,” he said.