Jennylyn Mercado recalls being an extra in ABS-CBN teleserye of John Lloyd-Bea

Jennylyn Mercado reveals that she worked with John Lloyd Cruz in ABS-CBN before she joined GMA-7's artista search StarStruck.

Jennylyn Mercado can be considered an example of someone who is able to visualize and achieve success.

The GMA-7 actress recalled her humble beginnings through an inspirational talk she gave in front of up-and-coming Kapuso stars.

During her talk, Jennylyn revealed that through patience and hard work, she was able to achieve her goal of working with her dream leading man.

Through her Facebook Live video broadcast last October 26, the Kapuso actress stressed the importance of patiently waiting for one's big break.

"Minsan talaga dumarating sa buhay natin na nawawalan tayo ng pag-asa. Pero kailangan nating maging patient.

"Naniniwala ako dun."

The 30-year-old actress then narrated how she was able to improve her situation from being a bit player to a lead star.

"Before, naging extra ako. Bago pa ko mag-StarStruck, nage-extra ako sa ibang istasyon at ibang pelikula.

"Kahit papaano, nagkaroon ako ng endorsements pero gusto ko pa rin umextra kasi gusto ko kumita talaga.

"Gusto ko talaga mapansin.

Gusto ko talaga mag-artista, maliit pa lang ako," admitted the Ultimate Survivor of StarStruck Season 1.

"Importante ang patience kasi mag-aantay ka talaga sa tamang oras, sa tamang break, sa tamang panahon.

"Habang nag-iintay kayo, pagalingin niyo ang sarili niyo. Mag-aral kayo," said Jennylyn as she gave advice to the aspiring artistas.

In one of her earlier jobs, Jennylyn was able to work on an ABS-CBN project.

"Nag-extra ako sa show sa ibang istasyon. Nakatrabaho ko si John Lloyd [Cruz]."

She was referring to the 1998 ABS-CBN teleserye Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay.

Jannylyn narrated, "Ang tagal na nun, soap ni Bea [Alonzo] at John Lloyd.


"Sabi ko, isang araw, ako naman ang kasama niya, lead naman ako sa isang pelikula.

"Gusto ko maka-partner siya, makatrabaho talaga siya na full movie."

The actress said with a laugh, "Ang taas ng pangarap ko nun, ha! Pero extra lang ako nun.

"Sabi ko noon, hindi ako papayag...kahit gaano katagal, ako, gusto ko talaga.

"Pagkatapos ng 13 years, 13 years, ha! Ang tagal!

"Ang tagal-tagal kasi worth it naman.

"Last year, nakagawa ako ng pelikula kasama si John Lloyd."

They were paired in the 2016 Star Cinema movie Just The 3 Of Us.

"Ang bongga naman pala," said the Kapuso actress. "Sulit naman ang paghihintay."

The Jennylyn-John Lloyd movie Just The 3 Of Us was able to gross P100 million in the Philippine box-office.

(View: Jennylyn kissed John Lloyd for past ABS-CBN project; other revelations made on the set of Just The 3 Of Us)

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