Early retirement???!!!! Any fan who got a chance to watch “It Takes A Man and A Woman” recent press con may have felt alarmed when the much loved and admired actor revealed that he was considering early retirement from show business. Whhhaatttt???!!!!
During the press con, a question was presented to Sarah G. and JLC, asking them what important lesson they learned from the movie or their characters. I was surprised to see the usually composed and happy JLC, break down into tears as he shared the important lesson he learned from a character who said to him, “Just be a good person.” JLC went on to explain how character Miggy always wanted to be the best, number one but in the end was that good enough to make you happy.
An emotional JLC said, “In the end, in the end, sa lahat na nangyayaring maganda, ng yaman, ng success. In the end, sasabihin sa ‘yo, just be a good person. Yung lang, that’s all that matters, just be a good person. Lahat, secondary. Just be a good person.” Here’s a clip of press con.
JLC was later interviewed on The Buzz and after viewing video messages from his leading ladies, he was once again in tears. Boy Abunda finally asked the actor, if he was really going into early retirement. JLC explained that he still has not reached the quality of life he wants which means to have more time with his family and the people he loves and overall making better choices in projects, etc.
I have to admit, I felt for him. He is after all one of the most hard working actors in the industry right now. It felt like his unyielding crazy work schedule, overexposure and fame have taken a great toll on his own personal life. Sounds like what JLC needs is a good break. He deserves it! More power to you JLC! Mabuhay!