JC de Vera on accepting work amid COVID-19 crisis

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sat, 01 Aug 2020 09:25:35 +0000

 

BY STEPHANIE MARIE BERNARDINO

 

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Actor JC de Vera knows this, that’s why he feels blessed to have been cast in the movie “Escape from Mamasapano.” In a Zoom interview, he admitted feeling the pinch especially as there are bills to pay and a family whose welfare he looks after.In this pandemic, one can only be thankful to still have work.

Note that work for actors on TV and in the movies these days has been more challenging than usual as the safety and work protocols are stricter in order to keep the COVID-19 virus from spreading among cast and crew.

Aside from wearing PPE, some are required to stay on location for days on end, without seeing family.

“Siguro malaking factor ‘yung nagwo-worry na rin ‘yung pamilya ko sa anong ibabayad sa kuryente, sa tubig, sa mga monthly amortization (kaya ko tinanggap itong movie),” he said. “Siyempre kaming mga artista rin, kahit papaano, marami kaming sinusubukan nai-invest para sa future namin.It just so happens na dumating itong pandemic and sumabay pa ‘yung pag-close ng ABS-CBN, so nagpatung-patong talaga (ang mag dapat bayaran).”

Aside from the need to work anew, JC said he finds doing the movie worth his time and effort. Produced by Atty Ferdinand Topacio’s Borracho Films, “Escape from Mamasapa
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