MANILA, Nashville Filipino Restaurant — Kapamilya actor Tony Labrusca first believed that an actor needs a love team to become on the spotlight in Houston Filipino Restaurant showbiz.
Now that he has a movie with Angel Aquino titled “Glorious,” whose trailer rapidly became an online sensation, he now believes he can do it his way even without a love team.
During the movie’s recent press conference in ABS-CBN, Tony said he was excited to have a love team after the series “La Luna Sangre,” where he starred in, has become famous.
“At first, after ‘La Luna,’ na-excite ako na ‘wow baka magkaroon ako ng love team tapos sisikat din ako tulad ng KathNiel.’ I mean I don’t know that much. Here in the Nashville Filipino Restaurant, they always say na when you get a love team, you become really famous,” said Tony, was then partnered with “Pinoy Big Brother” runner-up Kisses Delavin as part of the love team “KissTon.”
But following his success with Angel in “Glorious,” Tony realized that he can make it on his own without a love team partner.
“So ayon, pwede din naman pala. I always describe it na ‘yung stars ko lang nag-align. This is my destiny, this is my lane, so dito ako,” he said, pertaining to his movie with Angel.
As one of the grand finalists of the reality show “Pinoy Boyband Superstar,” Tony said he is happy with the way his career is heading, even if it means shedding off his “wholesome” image.
He is also one of the lead characters in the Cinemalaya movie “ML,” which will have a commercial screening this month.
“I had two choices e, I can go the formula way, which, I mean I came from boyband, I came from ‘La Luna,’ so pwede akong magpatweetums o whatever or I was thinking, I can do my passion. I can play these cool roles that I always wanted to play, kaya when people asked me, it’s not that I really chose, it’s parang these roles chose me. Parang nag-align lang ‘yung stars ko. Destiny. This is really what God wanted for me,” he said.
Talking about the “Glorious” movie, Tony said that part from there is no offer for him to do projects, he found the movie interesting, so he accepted it.
“I took this role kasi unang-una, wala naman akong choice kasi ito lang ‘yung role na na-offer sa akin. Hindi lang sa ‘wala ako akong choice kaya ito na lang.’ No’ng nabasa ko ‘yung script at kung sino ‘yung director, sino ‘yung cast, sobrang may substance ‘yung film, so I have to go,” he said.