Movie and television comedian and theater actor Jerald Napoles is open to the possibility of working both in ABS-CBN and GMA. The 36-year-old former Triple A talent said he doesn’t have any TV contract, thus making him more flexible in terms of accepting small screen projects.
“Since I don’t have any network contract, whichever station offers me work, dun ako,” the comedian told reporters when he signed a five-year talent management contract with Viva Entertainment.
“Even before I got to work in ABS, I’m already friends with Coco Martin. He even called me personally to tell me that he had a project for me and Pepe Herrera. And then Probinsyano came about but during that time there’s Sunday Pinasaya,” he added and confirmed that his contract with GMA Network had already ended two years ago.
Part of his new partnership is a 10-movie project, which enticed him to transfer, saying he doesn’t want to miss this opportunity to finally be an actor.
“I’m doing 10 movies with Viva. Sayang naman ‘yung talent ko sa pag-sayaw, pagkanta, everything, maximize na natin. Kaya nga ako nagtayo ng YouTube channel. Kung napansin niyo my YouTube channel has all the things that I can do. I dance there, I sing, I busk, I do everything, it’s my playground,” he told Manila Standard.
Asked if his girlfriend of five years, Viva talent Kim Molina, influenced his decision to sign with Viva, Jerald clarified that although he’s glad that they are now under the same management, he and Kim make their own decisions when it comes to their respective careers.
“If Kim wasn’t with Viva and I received the same offer, I’d still accept it. Kim has her own success already, parang I don’t want to live in the shadow of that success . Medyo nauna naman po ako kay Kim sa industriya so meron na rin po akong pinapangalagaang brand,”Jerald concluded.
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