JC de Vera pushes himself to the limit in "Obra"
JC de Vera seems to take his role in Obra quite seriously and literally applied the title to his acting performance taking on the role of a macho dancer in its first episode, "Pretty Boy." Jumping to such a length in terms of tackling more challenging roles, Obra may be JC's door of opportunity for more mature roles.
Obra is the new drama anthology of GMA-7. JC is the second featured artist on Obra after Katrina Halili, where he will essay four different roles in a month directed by some of the most respected countries in the country—Joel lamangan, Maryo de los Reyes, Jun Lana, and Mac Alejandre.
Up to this day, JC still can't believe that he is capable of acting out such a role as he laughingly admitted to Showbiz Central host Pia Guanio, "Parang kinikilabutan ako tuwing napapanood ko yun."
PUSHING HIS LIMITS. For his role as a macho dancer, JC was asked by Pia on whom or what pushed him to do such a role for primetime TV.
"Unang-una," JC began, "yung show na Obra... Di ba, ibig sabihin nun, e, masterpiece? So siyempre, kung ikaw yung artist na ige-guest nila doon sa Obra, siyempre dapat gagawa ka ng edgy na character, di ba? Yung at least na something na makikilala ka ng tao, o mapapansin ka. So, isa ito actually na sinuggest ko."
"So it became a challenge for you?" Pia asked.
"Sobra!" JC replied. "Sobrang challenge!"
Since it became such a challenge, did he go through a lot trying to learn macho dancing?
"Yung mismong taping, doon nagpadala sila ng mga macho dancers," JC explained. "Since sumasayaw naman talaga ako, e, madali sa akin para kopyahin. Pero napatunayan ko na hindi madali yung ginagawa nilang sayaw na ganoon. Mahirap!"
"In what sense, JC?" Pia followed.
"Siyempre yung mga dancers, e, sanay sila na sumasayaw na hip-hop...ng mga mabibilis na galaw," JC answered. He then pointed out, "Ito, itong macho dancing, e, sobrang bagal! Ipe-flex mo muscles mo, ganyan. ‘Tapos siyempre, kailangan mong mag-project sa camera, kailangan yung eyes mo, may eye contact.
"Noong rehearsals, hindi ko pa alam ang gagawin ko, hindi pa ako sure sa gagawin ko at hindi ko pa alam ang eye contact na ginagawa ng dancers talaga, so tinignan ko yung rehearsals. Sabi ko na ito ang dapat na gagawin."
MORE MATURE ROLES. As JC explained, assuming the role of such a difficult character made him virtually study macho dancers. As he finally took to the stage to perform his "dance number," did he feel nervous, or was he thinking about anything concerning his role like "Am I doing this right?"
"Actually yung iniisip ko noon ay yung outcome noong show," JC revealed. "Kung after ba nitong ginagawa ko, e, kung ano ang kinalalabasan. Yun talaga yung iniisip ko. Isa ‘yon sa mga bagay na magpu-push sa akin kasi after nitong character na gagawin ko, e, I'm sure maraming magkaka-interest, maraming projects, ganyan."
Since JC's already tackled this role, does this mean that he'll be more open to similar projects? Does this mean that he'll welcome more mature roles?
After thinking for about a few seconds, JC answered, "Depende. Pero, stepping stone siya para sa isang actor na katulad ko para gumawa ng mga ganyan. Para siyempre maging open na ako sa more mature roles. Di ba? Kasi ‘pag hindi mo susubukan, e, hindi ka maggu-grow, e."
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