Doing two TV shows at the same time is tough, but JC de Vera sees this as a motivation to do well in his job as an actor.
Aside from being part of the ongoing primetime series The Legal Wife, JC will also appear in the afternoon drama titled Moon of Desire.
“Two shows, different characters. Every day I’m working with two different characters, mahirap.
“Mahirap ‘yong ginagawa ko na kailangan silang sabay na tutukan,” said JC in an interview after the press conference of Moon of Desire last March 20.
JC de Vera and Meg Imperial
Instead of focusing on just one project, JC took on both shows but he vowed to find a balance between the two.
“Ayaw kong i-give up ‘yong isang show dahil may ginagawa akong isa.
“Gusto ko balance, parehong maganda," he stressed.
“So, kung ano ‘yong focus na binibiga ko sa The Legal Wife, same thing here [sa Moon of Desire].
“Mas mahirap nga lang dito kasi ako ang lead.
“Pero kung tatanungin ninyo kung paano ko siya ginagawa, pareho pong mahirap.
“Nahihirapan po talaga ako.”
Asked which one he likes better, JC answered, “Pareho ko po siyang gusto.
“Right now, ‘yong character ko sa The Legal Wife nag-iba na, hindi na siya goody-goody.
“Medyo sketchy na siya ngayon, papunta na siya sa gray area, which is also different sa Moon of Desire.
“Itong sa The Legal Wife kasi ibang klaseng atake sa character ang kailangan, dito rin sa Moon of Desire ibang-iba rin.
“Wala, ine-enjoy ko na lang talaga.”
SEXY-SERYE. During the press conference, reporters tagged Moon of Desire as a sexy-serye because of its sensual scenes.
Does this mean JC does not hesitate doing intimate scenes?
“Bago i-offer sa akin itong show, pinapakita kung paano ang flow ng story.
“Siyempre, nagkakaroon ng negotiation, ng agreements between production and management.
“Maganda naman ‘yong role na napag-uusapan,” explained JC.
He added, “Kasi, ako naman, hindi naman ako maselan talaga sa character.
“So, kapag may ganitong klase ng character na gagawin, kailangang i-expose ang katawan mo, prepared naman ako, e.
“’Yon ang isang bagay na ayaw kong mawala sa akin.”
JC also said that he did not have to worry about the sexy scenes because, “Hindi naman all the time nakahubad ako, tuwing kinakailangan lang talaga siya.
“Pagdating sa craft, kapag kinailangan ng direktor, kapag sinabi ng direktor na maghubad ka kasi may love scenes o may bed scenes, walang problema sa akin as long as part siya ng story.”
The 28-year-old actor also said that he and his co-stars were prepared for their respective roles so there were no awkward moments between them while doing the scenes.
“Pumasok kami dito na alam namin na ganito ang gagawin naming project.
“Pumasok kami na alam naming may sensual scenes.
“So, ine-expect din nila na since tinanggap n’yo ang project na ‘to, gawin n’yo ang ganitong klase ng eksena.
“‘Yong mga kasama ko rito sa cast, they’re all prepared.”
Joining JC in Moon of Desire are Meg Imperial, Dominic Roque, and Ellen Adarna.
Also part of the cast are Precious Lara Quigaman, Carmi Martin, Perla Bautista, Beauty Gonzales, Dawn Jimenez, Franco Daza, and newbie actor Miko Raval.
The series is directed by FM Reyes and Raymun Ocampo.
Moon of Desire will start airing on March 31 after It’s Showtime on ABS-CBN Kapamilya Gold.