Extremely grateful, Piolo Pascual bares his well-defined goals as he welcomes a new decade in his career.
He also marks his second decade as one of the most celebrated matinee idols and versatile personalities that dominate various platforms in the entertainment scene.
Piolo is convinced that his first decade defined and prepared him for the his 10 years in the business.
“Professionally, my first half in the business is all about knowing myself, knowing my identity, knowing what I can do, what I can offer. If I can sing, dance or act. It’s all about establishing myself in the industry,” he explained.
The succeeding years, meanwhile, had Piolo streamlining what he can offer the craft that he has embraced.
“Towards the next 10 years, it was all about finding my niche and becoming a brand and just really establishing myself as an artist,” Piolo said.
Cementing his previous statement that leaving the business is no longer an idea in his horizon, the singer-actor also bared how he intends to tackle the next decades in the business.
Aside from being a reliable actor and an overall kind man, Piolo has earned the perception of being reserved and safe. This time, he promised that his supporters could expect him to go beyond his comfort zone.
“I would also try to think outside of the box to know what I can offer my audience. I thought I’ve already reached my glass ceiling as an artist and now I’m turning a year older and as they say ‘Life begins at 40’ and I kind of feel that,” he said.
Not only that, Piolo is also keen on “giving back” to the business and to the people who have served as family and who have embraced him through the years.
And so, for his birthday celebration, the actor made sure to commemorate it with the people who made him appreciate his blessings.
There’s a gathering with the children of Hospicio de San Jose on Dec. 23. Apart from that, Piolo also made sure to reach out to more fans, similar to what he did on his charity event on Jan. 8 at Justice Jose Abad Santos High School in Binondo.
Piolo’s dearest friends, including Rayver Cruz, Shaina Magdayao, Pooh, Jed Madela, Erik Santos, Angeline Quinto, Tippy Dos Santos, Khalil Ramos, Aaron Villaflor, Marion Aunor, and teen stars Ylona Garcia, Loisa Andalio, also made time for the special event.
In place of an extravagant celebration, Piolo’s family and friends, with the help of StarStudio magazine, mounted a surprise birthday party for the January 2017 cover star on Jan. 5.
As far as his career is concerned, Piolo is hoping to be able to get deeper into the business by focusing on other aspects such as movie production.
“I want to be able to do films that have social significance socially. I want to do more roles, especially now with the emergence of the indie films. Not necessarily bridge the gap, but I want the people to realize that a film is a film no matter how it’s done, whether it was indie or mainstream,” said Piolo.
As a celebrity, he was honest enough that he’s somehow entertaining the idea of bringing his talent outside of the country.
“Hopefully I want to be able to do something regionally, like an international film. But I’m not keen on getting into Hollywood because I don’t think I’m young or old enough to be in it,” he explained.
On top of his dreams and goals, 2017 is sure to be packed for one of the pillars of the Kapamilya network.
Musically, Piolo is slated to release the physical album titled Piolo Pascual Greatest Themes. Piolo also revealed that he’s currently collaborating on a new album with ace front man Ely Buendia. At the moment, Piolo is also looking into staging a concert sometime this year.
Those missing him on the big screen, meanwhile, need not wait any longer as his first film opposite Yen Santos titled My Northern Light is set to hit the theaters on March 29.
Piolo happily welcomed the idea of having a new leading lady. After all he makes sure to give them the best and to cull certain lessons from them.
“It’s a welcome change you know. Usually, ako talaga ang pina-partner sa akin or sa mas experienced sa akin. For me, it’s already time to impart not necessarily what I can share but to give others the chance to explore as they are being paired with other people, because that is how they learn,” said Piolo.
It may be cliché, but Piolo promised his new film is something different.
“I was able to do away with the typical love story of boy-meets-girl and there’s no conflict like adultery. In this movie, we really delved into the heart of the family, the heart of a man, the core of a person,” Piolo shared.
The film is slated to come out during the first quarter of the year. Other than his movie, Piolo also teased about taking part in a teleserye sometime this year.
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