MANILA—TV host-actor Luis Manzano admitted that there was a time that he already thought about quitting showbiz.
In the newest vlog on YoutTube of Francine Diaz title “GGG with Luis Manzano + Lie Detector Challenge,” which was uploaded on July 16, 2022, Luis went on a lie-detector challenge while answering some questions.
And one of the questions Francine raised was, if there was a time when he thought about leaving show business.
Without batting an eyelash, Luis answered, “Oo!”
But his answer was the opposite of the result of the lie-detector device, which said that the TV host was lying.
Luis immediately denied the result and said that really, it already into his mind about quitting showbiz.
He said, “Pero totoo… yung ibang mga tao talaga hindi alam kung papaano ang industriya.
“Ang nakikita nila most of the time ay yung glitz and glamour na lang, yung finished product na masarap maging artista, maganda ang income.
“Pero kung alam niyo lang kung gaano rin… I mean, hindi na ako magloloko, matanda na ako — kung gaano rin kadumi ang industriya, kung papaano talaga.
“People will never understand, akala nila madali tayong pag-usapan.”
According to Luis, he has friends who laugh at other fellow actors if they have some issues and are trending in social media. He thought that, what if it happens to him, will they have the same reaction?
“People have no idea na ang daling sumakay sa issue. Ayun yung hindi maintindihan ng ibang tao, masarap gawin, enjoy, masarap mag-chikahan at lahat-lahat with other people.
“Siguro kung hindi ka malakas both (sa isip at puso), makakakain ka nang hindi oras.
“Kapag mga ganyan na bumubuhos na ang mga negativities, mapapaisip ka rin talaga na, ‘Bakit ba hindi na lang ako mamuhay nang tahimik, nang normal?'”
Despite all these, Luis believes that actors like him are still blessed who can entertain people and bring joy to their fans.
He said that these are his motivations why he still goes on with his showbiz career.
“At the same time, you realize na iyong ibinigay sa atin na blessing ay hindi lahat ng tao ay nabibigyan ng ganitong pagkakataon.
“Na ngumiti ka lang sa camera, you take one picture kunwari nasa mall ka, may magpa-picture sa ‘yo, yung 10 seconds na ibibigay mo sa kanila kung ano man yung problema niya sa araw na yun, makakalimutan niya nang dahil sa iyo.
“Kaya para sa akin, ayun din naman yung nagpapabalik din naman sa akin pag naiisip ko na ayoko na, rest muna ako,” Luis stated. (ecd/mtvn)