MANILA—IT looks like the fans of John Lloyd Cruz who have been waiting for his showbiz comeback will soon rejoice as it is evident that the actor is slowly making his presence felt in the industry after three years of hiatus.
He is slowly getting back to the showbiz grind and this s a big possibility and a sign that Lloydie is back in the limelight.
Many were shocked especially his fans when he suddenly announced in 2017 that he would take an indefinite leave.
Just recently, John Lloyd guest in Cinema One’s digital talk show Best Talk where he answered all the questions Boy Abunda asked him about the life he had during those three years when he was out of the spotlight.
But the actor mention that even if he was on indefinite leave, he did some projects, too.
It was on the second week of November when John Lloyd posted a photos where he was in the office of Brightlight Productions owned by former Negros Occidental Representative Albee Benitez.
Brightlight Productions is a blocktimer of TV5 and most of its programs are topbilled by Kapamilya stars.
In that photo, John Lloyd was seen with Direk Bobot Mortiz, a close friend of the actor on the background.It was reported last month that a sitcom was being conceptualized for John Lloyed on TV5 to be directed by Direk Bobot. The original plan was to start the taping this month, December but they decided to hold it and resume the taping in January 2021.
Sometime in November, it was reported that Direk Bobot and John Lloyd had another meeting wherein they discussed the possible project they will work on but Direk Bobot was too careful about the TV comeback he is planning for John Lloyd.
The last TV project John Lloyd had was the ABS-CBN sitcom Home Sweetie Homein 2017, where Bobot was the director.
In his Facebook fan page account, John Lloyd posted some photos with a caption “on location,” but there was hint of the place where the shoot was taking place.
There are photos taken on different occasions but it was obvious that he was with the same people.
In one occasion, blockbuster director Cathy Garcia Molina who is responsible for many blockbuster projects of John Lloyd, said that she was supposed to shoot the reunion movie of John Lloyd and Bea this year, but due to pandemic, she has to postpone it.
There were also recent photos where the loveteam was spotted together. When Direk Cathy guested on an online game show Game KNB in Kumu, the lady director said announced her prize for her first campaign on Kumu. She said that the winner will be included in the movie of John Lloyd and Bea. She did not mention any details but one thing is sure, the loveteam’s reunion movie will push through.
Another film being prepared for John Lloyd is Servando Magdamag to be directed by Lav Diaz.
And very recently, it was announced that John Lloyd is the new endorser of a popular watch brand.
We can expect that John Lloyd will be more visible in showbiz circle in the coming days. (Evelyn C. Diao)