John Lloyd Cruz has been in the business for nearly two decades and has learned in many ways how truly chaotic and dramatic the industry can get.
In a sit-down interview with the actor at the Biogesic 50th anniversary dinner, John Lloyd spoke openly about his realizations.
“The past three years have been really challenging.
“Challenging siya because daming hurdles, e.
“How to stay in the business, how not to hate the business, grabe, e.”
He chose his words carefully, pacing his thoughts as they flowed.
“Malaking part ng business yung tinatawag nilang show business.
"Ang dami mong akala mo kaibigan mo, ‘yon pala katrabaho mo lang."
SMART PLAYER. As the brand ambassador of Biogesic, John Lloyd has found its tagline "Ingat na damang dama" relevant to his life and career.
Despite his status in the industry as one of ABS-CBN's prized talents, John Lloyd does not use it as an excuse to relax.
He keeps the game smart and picks projects that he believes in rather than projects he is obligated to work with.
When it comes to career expectations, he knows where his priority lies.
“As much as possible, ayoko isipin yun, e.
“Parang kung anong ine-expect ko sarili ko, ‘yon yung mas gusto kong maabot or ma-meet.
“Kasi it’s hard to battle your own art. You have your art, e.
“Parang you have your craft. Mas mahirap kalaban ‘yon, yung standards mo.”
With his art as his standard, his biggest realization is to protect it.
“Lahat naman ng actors, may art ‘yan, e.
“Meron kang dedication sa craft mo, your art, kung ano ka, your core, kung ano yung gusto mong ma-achieve artistically, lahat kami may gan'on.
"You just have to protect it.”
Without a doubt, John Lloyd Cruz is one of this generation’s versatile actors. He grows in his milieu and learns from his challenges.