Gerald Anderson explains why he was topless in reaction video to Leonardo DiCaprio's Oscar win

Gerald Anderson on Leonardo DiCaprio's Oscars 2016 Best Actor win: "Masaya ako para sa kanya kasi alam mo, sobrang mahal niya yung ginagawa niya. 'Tapos finally, na-recognize ng Oscars yung pinaghirapan niya dun sa movie na yun. Kung hindi niyo pa napapanood, grabe, grabe talaga yung ginawa niya dun so talagang deserve niya yun."



Hollywood actor Leonardo Dicaprio finally got his first Best Actor win at the 2016 Academy Awards for his outsandin performance in The Revenant.

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Netizens cheered for Leo to win. Leo has been nominated for the Best Actor category for four times but the award has been very elusive for the 41-year-old actor. His other Best Actor nominations at the Oscars were for The Aviator (2005), Blood Diamond (2007), and The Wolf of Wall Street (2014).

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Even celebrities celebrated Leo's win.

Eat Bulaga Dabarkads including Pauleen Luna, Alden Richards, Ruby Rodriguez, Joey de Leon could be seen shouting upon hearing that Leo finally won the coveted trophy.

Read: Social media celebrate Leonardo DiCaprio's win

Always Be My Maybe lead star Gerald Anderson is also ecstatic over the triumph.

On Monday, February 29, the Kapamilya heartthrob uploaded his reaction video on Instagram but his followers got distracted because Gerald is seen topless in the video.

Leo!!!!!...... do not take this planet for granted.. #oscars

A video posted by @andersongeraldjr on


If you missed that important millisecond, here's the screenshot:

Screenshot from @andersongeraldjr on Instagram



PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) and other members of the press got to interview the Kapamilya star about his reaction video during his blogcon held on Tuesday night, March 1.

In the interview, Gerald said that he was about to take a bath when he switched channels and saw the Oscars Awards show on TV. The Kapamilya actor said, 'Nandun na kasi ako, maliligo na dapat ako, e. 'Tapos sakto na nalipat ko yung channel. Sobrang sakto, ia-announce na siya kaya ako naka-topless.

'Medyo nakakahiya pero sobrang ganun talaga ako. Kahit sa NBA, kunware championship, ganun din, e. Nagulat din ako sa sarili ko na ganun yung reaction ko pero sobrang galing.'

The Star Magic talent also admitted that he is also a big fan of the Hollywood actor which explains his excitement for Leo's big win.

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Gerald said, 'Before, sabi ko, ‘Parang mananalo 'to.’ Kasi parang siya yung pinaka... alam mo yun? Nasa kanya yung momentum ‘tapos iniisip talaga ng lahat ng tao na siya na yung mananalo.

'Pero iba talaga yung pag mga three seconds or five seconds before [announcement], alam mo yun, hindi mo alam talaga, e. Malay mo iba, e, ang gagaling din ng mga kasama niya. So kaya yung excitement ko dun sobrang totoo yun, sobrang totoo yun.

'Sobrang masaya ako para kay Leo, parang close, e, 'no?'

He added, 'Masaya ako para sa kanya kasi alam mo, sobrang mahal niya yung ginagawa niya.

'Tapos finally, na-recognize ng Oscars yung pinaghirapan niya dun sa movie na yun.

'Kung hindi niyo pa napapanood, grabe, grabe talaga yung ginawa niya dun so talagang deserve niya yun.'

What Gerald admires most about Leo is his passion for his craft, which also inspires him to improve his own.

Gerald explained, 'Kumbaga siyempre, bilang isang actor, isa siya sa mga inspirasyon ko, e. Someone na hindi niya ginagawa yung trabaho niya for the awards or ano, alam mo yun?

'And kung napanood mo yung speech niya, halos yung speech niya tungkol sa foundation niya, tungkol sa climate change, tungkol dun sa gusto niyang pagbabago sa mundo natin and it’s amazing.'

Gerald has been in the industry for 10 years. The Kapamilya star's acting chops were noticed in the action-drama film OTJ: On The Job  (2013) with Piolo Pascual and Joel Torre; and the Kapamilya primetime series Budoy (2011).

The 26-year-old actor doesn’t think of getting acting awards while doing a project but considers it a bonus if he earns them for a project.

He said, "Bonus na lang yun, e. May ginawa po ako ng MMK [Maalaala Mo Kaya] before yung Christmas vacation ko, gumanap po ako na isang teacher na nagkaroon ng isang sakit.

"Lahat ng comments right after nung pinalabas yung episode was mananalo ako ng award.

"Sobrang sarap sa pakiramdam but the fact na nakatulong ako sa taong yun kasi nga nagkaroon kami ng fund-raising, hindi ako alam kung puwede sabihin pero nabuo namin yung kailangan niya para sa operasyon niya. Yun, award na po para sa akin yun.

"So bonus na lang yun and I’m very ano, sobrang privileged ako sa lahat ng nagbibigay ng award sa akin.

"Sobrang thankful ako pero it’s not my...hindi siya yung goal ko."





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