Joem Bascon in love with acting and boxing


Joem Bascon does not think of himself as 2008's Next Big Thing. He says, "Idon't know kung 'next big star.' No, for me, work lang. So happy ako at least hanggang ngayon, maywork pa rin."

"Boring ang lovelife ko," replied actor Joem Bascon whenasked about his relationship status during the press conference of Patayin saSindak si Barabara this afternoon, January 9, at the 9501 Restaurant inABS-CBN Compound.

The 20-year-old actor said that he has been busy with worklately, and so he does not have time for a serious relationship. He added, "Purowork po kasi, e. Pero may mga anonaman, date, pero puro mga non-showbiz."

Does this mean that Joem prefers a non-showbiz girl in arelationship?

Joem answered, "Hindi naman po sa ayaw [ng girlfriend fromshowbiz]. Siguro wala lang mahanap kasiang dami nilang work palagi, e, so wala akong mahanap na available ang timenila para lumabas o manood ng sine. Sobrangbusy, ang daming work.

"For me, non-showbiz or showbiz, okay lang. Kasi wala pa ako yung personally na talagangnagiging ka-close, na sobrang kakilala ko. Hindi ko naman pine-prefer kung showbiz or non-showbiz, basta mabait."

In showbiz, Joem said, he is attracted to busy youngactresses like Anne Curtis and Roxanne Guinoo.

However, the actor reiterated that he does not have time forhis lovelife right now. "Kung may lovelife ako, boxing na yun," he said.

Late last year, Joem joined the Pinoy Mano-Mano:Celebrity Boxing Challenge, and was pitted against another actor, JordanHerrera.

Joem, who plays John in Patayin sa Sindak si Barbara,explained that he did not join the said contest to become a popularboxer. "Kasi, for me, sumaliako kasi hindi ko naman iniisip na makilala ako as brusko. Siguro talagang sumali ako ng Mano Manoto box kasi, yun nga, talagang love na love ko yung boxing."


Does he intend to pursue a boxing career?

Joem ended with, "Hindi siguro, parang activity lang. Walaakong balak maging amateur boxer."

Aside from appearing in Patayin sa Sindak si Barbara and Pinoy Mano-Mano, Joem played supporting roles in the soap operas, Walang Kapalit and Prinsesa ng Banyera. He also acted as Iza Calzado's husband in the movie Batanes last year.

The young actor is set to do an independent film with Director Adolf Alix Jr.





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