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Reason behind Martin’s fear of acting

/ 12:10 AM March 01, 2019

Martin Nievera

Martin Nievera admitted that it’s out of “fear” that he has been shying away from acting projects for so long.

“I did (some) movies a gazillion years back. There was a scene in a hospital, where I did this dramatic moment. I remember watching it in a movie house, and the audience was laughing! I just can’t see myself doing such roles convincingly,” he related to the Inquirer. “And my Tagalog isn’t good, too.”

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But this year, he’s giving it another try. He’s set to do small roles in an indie his ex-wife, Pops Fernandez, is producing, as well as in an upcoming movie by Regal Entertainment.

Mercifully, Martin said, none of them are drama. “I’m doing it for Pops. And I was hesitant about the movie with Regal, but Mother Lily, Maricel Soriano and Eric Quizon told me I have to do it. The role is tailor-made for me, they assured me,” he said. “I think I may do better in slapstick comedy.”

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He would rather focus on hosting, his other strong suit. “I do a show on ANC called  ‘LSS,’ where I talk to industry movers and celebrities,” he said. “I have always wanted to have deeper conversations with our stars that go beyond the projects they’re promoting; something that show what they’re like behind the cameras.” —ALLAN POLICARPIO

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