All work and no play—but it hasn't made Coco Martin a dull boy.
The Indie Prince does not complain about not getting enough sleep or lack of quality time with his family.
He is frank enough to say that he wants to take all the opportunities that are coming his way now.
Recently, he was busy juggling his time among the ABS-CBN television series Walang Hanggan, the Star Cinema movie Born to Love You, and the indie film Sta. Niña.
In between these projects, Coco also had to make time for photo shoots with various publications and those lucrative endorsement deals.
“Alam ko, matatapos din ito,” he said about being one of the hottest celebrities today.
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) and other media chatted with him during the press conference of his new indie film, the Cinemalaya entry Sta. Niña.
THE WINDFALL. Coco started his showbiz career as an indie actor. After jumping into mainstream showbiz, he started getting more acting jobs, as well as endorsement deals.
These offers fill up his daily schedule, leading him to work overtime nearly all the time.
Coco recalled, “Halos three years na yata akong hindi natutulog, e.
"Halos simula nang pumasok ako sa TV, e, halos every day akong nagwo-work.
“Kung wala man akong taping, siyempre, may mga out of town shows kami, out of the country.”
Asked when he last had time for himself, Coco laughed, “Parang di totoo ‘no? Pero sa totoo lang, wala.”
He added, “Minsan nga hindi kami nagkikita ng lola ko, e. Pagdating ko doon [sa bahay] matutulog. Pagkagising ko, maliligo. Tapos kakain, aalis na.”
The Walang Hanggan actor says he has gotten so used to this kind of schedule, he actually gets bored when he has a free day.