Mixed emotions angmodel turned actor na si Jon Avila sa pagtatapos ng first starring role niya satelebisyon bilang superhero na si Kapitan Boom ng ABS-CBN. Mapapanood na saSabado, August 2, ang huling episode ng Kapitan Boom, na agad namang papalitanng Varga na pagbibidahan ni Mariel Rodriguez.
"I'm not feelingsad. I just feel na I'm glad to experience being a superhero. Para sa akin,hindi trabaho ‘yon. It's ano, more of an experience and learning experience asan actor. ‘Tsaka I'm excited for the viewers to see the last episode sa August2," lahad ni John sa panayam sa kanya ng PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal).
Mami-miss ba niya siKapitan Boom?
"Yeah, well, it's anend of an era. Kumbaga, I‘m sure na may viewers would want to see Kapitan Boomagain," ani Jon.
Ano ang nagawa sakanya ng Kapitan Boom?
"It changed me, itmade me realize na what's important as an artist of ABS-CBN, that relationshipswith yung mga cast is important. Working relationship is very important andkailangan professional ka. I enjoyed taping very much. So, I'm glad Icould invest in relationships with mga artists, mga ganun, mga productionstaff."
Nararamdaman ni Jonna muli siyang gaganap bilang si Kapitan Boom sa ABS-CBN. May balita rin kasina magkakaroon ng programa kung saan pagsasamahin si Kapitan Boom at si Varga.
"Well, tingnannatin. Pero maganda yung ideya na ‘yon. Okey ‘yon."
JON HAS MOVED ON. Gusto rin daw niyana makatrabaho si Mariel na niligawan niya dati at nakasama niya sa Pinoy Big Brother Celebrity Edition.Pero bukod kay Mariel, malamang kasama rin sa show na pagsasamahan nila angnababalitang boyfriend ng TV host-actress na si Zanjoe Marudo. Okey lang basiya na magkasama silang tatlo?
"Ah, maybe. Okeylang sa akin. Oo naman."
May maramdaman kayasiyang kirot kapag nakasama niya sina Mariel at Zanjoe?
"Ah, wala na, walana. Tapos na ‘yon. I'm happy they're happy."
Madali ba siyangnaka-move on sa feelings niya for Mariel dati?
"Yes, oh, yeah. Itwas nice while it lasted. So, we all moved on, all of us."
What about him? Maygirlfriend na ba siya ngayon?
"Wala, trabaho lang ang priority ko. My love life siguro is may pang-apat na priority sa buhay ko.Una, trabaho. Second, would be my family. Third, would be my money, and fourthwould be my love life."
Saan niya dinadalaang pera niya?
"How do I spend mymoney? I spend most of my money on my health. I go to the gym and keeping fit.So, health is wealth."
LIFE AFTER KAPITAN BOOM. Ano ang gagawin niyangayon pagkatapos ng Kapitan Boom?
"Gagawa ako ng ngmovie with Rufa Me Qunto sa Viva. ‘Tapos I'm hosting Shall We Dance with Lucy[Torres-Gomez] on TV5, kasama rin si Victor Basa."
How does it feel nahost na siya at kasama pa niya si Lucy?
"It was great. I feel I'm being pushed to the top and it's a great honor to be besidethem or even in the same sentences with Lucy Gomez. It's really, really nice."
Is this the firsttime na magho-host siya ng show?
"Yes, so it's alsogonna be something na I can learn."
Happy ba siya nalumalawak na ang range niya as an artist?
"Yeah, definitely.I've always noticed the improvement in my life by hosting already."
Nakailang taping nasiya para sa Shall We Dance?
"Isa pa lang. Peroone season kami. I will be leaving with the Coverboys. We'll be having shows inthe States. Pagbalik, taping ulit ng Shall We Dance. It's very exciting, Lucy'svery nice."
Ano ang naging firstimpression niya the first time na nagkasama sila ni Lucy sa show?
"Medyo starstruckako. Just being friendly. We're just friendly as co-host, as host."
Nakapag-umpisa narin si Jon ng kanyang ikatlong movie, ang Single. This time, he is being pairedwith Rufa Mae Quinto.
"My first movie was anindependent film titled Nars. Second was When Love Begins. This is my third at mas malaki. My role here ispara siyang geek. I like it. It will improve my versatility as an actor. Maystalker ako, may mga mannerisms na hindi, well, I don't have. It's totallydifferent from my character."
Excited ba siya namakatrabaho naman sa pelikula si Rufa Mae?"Yes, I mean, nag-shooting kami. First shooting daynamin. She's nice to work with. Nakakatuwa siya. I'm really looking forward tothe next shooting. Masaya and crush ko si Rufa since when I first arrived threeyears ago," ngiti ni Jon.