Tony Labrusca wary of high expectations of him

by Jojo Gabinete
Aug 20, 2019
Tony Labrusca: "It’s a dog-eat-dog world here in showbiz, you know. That’s what we signed up to do so I cannot complain."
PHOTO/S: Noel Orsal

Nag-umpisa ang showbiz career ni Tony Labrusca noong 2016 nang sumali siya sa Pinoy BoyBand Superstar ng ABS-CBN.

Hindi man siya nakasama sa final lineup ng grupo, naging mabilis naman ang mga pangyayari sa kanyang showbiz career.

Noong 2018 ay tatlong pelikula ang ginawa niya: Double Twisting Double Back, ML, at ang pinag-usapan nang hustong Glorious.

Sa TV naman ay napanood siya sa mga ABS-CBN primetime series na La Luna Sangre at ang katatapos lang na Sino Ang May Sala? Mea Culpa.

Saad ni Tony, "It’s something that I’m very grateful for.

"I get nervous because you’re only as good as your last project.

"And because my career has gone so fast, the expectation gets higher and higher each time."

Ngunit inamin ng 24-year-old actor na nangamba siya dahil sa taas ng expectations sa kanya.

"And I’m gonna be completely honest, the expectation was so high of me when I did Sino Ang May Sala?, and I was so scared that I was gonna fail.

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"I thought I did fail actually.

"I thought I let everybody down during that project, and I’m happy to whoever appreciated my role there naman, but it’s exciting.

"But, at the same time, like I said kanina, it keeps you on your toes, and fear is what keeps me all alive.

"It’s a dog-eat-dog world here in showbiz, you know.

"That’s what we signed up to do so I cannot complain."

Patuloy ni Tony, "I mean, I can share my sentiments with you guys as a human being but, at the end of the day, I can’t whine and—excuse my language—bitch about my job because this is what I signed up for."

THE AIRPORT INCIDENT

Naninindigan si Tony na hindi niya ipinapasok sa kanyang ulo ang tagumpay na tinatamasa ngayon.

Sabi ng Kapamilya actor, "I take pride in the fact that I am not a very showbiz person.

"I don’t like to live a showbiz life.

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"And, of course, this is coming from me, I wanna say na it never got to my head.

"Baka isipin ng mga nanonood nito na lying, but I don’t think so.

"I mean, I was very humbled at the beginning of this year, all you have to do is Google my name."

Ang tinutukoy ni Tony ay ang paninigaw niya sa isang immigration official na kinuwestiyon ang hindi niya pagkakaroon ng working visa sa Pilipinas dahil US citizen siya noong January 2019.

Pahayag niya, "Well, I learned a lot about humanity.

"[It was a] learning experience, I learned a lot about humility.

"It was siguro... this sounds cliché, but that experience was something that’s just part of my journey.

"It’s part of my learning process as a human being."

Nakausap ng PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) si Tony sa story conference ng pelikulang In Between Goodbyes sa Viva Office kahapon, August 19.

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ANOTHER WILD RIDE

Ang In Between Goodbyes ang unang movie project ni Tony Labrusca sa Viva Films.

Nagpapasalamat siya dahil kasama na niya ang naturang movie company sa kanyang journey bilang aktor.

Nakadagdag sa excitement ni Tony na ang multi-awarded director na si Joel Lamangan ang direktor ng pelikula na pagbibidahan nila nina Lovi Poe at Marco Gumabao.

Saad niya, "It’s really exciting for me.

"I had a meeting with them and they really welcome me with open arms.

"They’re so excited to experiment with me, to grow with me and my career, so I’m really excited.

"I’m excited to work with them, as an actor, I’m always growing.

"I'm excited that Viva will now be a part of my journey as an actor, as a person, as an artist.

"I’m very excited that my first movie with them will be with 'THE' Direk Joel Lamangan.

"It’s going to be siguro another wild ride."

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Tony Labrusca: "It’s a dog-eat-dog world here in showbiz, you know. That’s what we signed up to do so I cannot complain."
PHOTO/S: Noel Orsal
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