Starla actor Grae Hernandez has indeed a very healthy relationship with his dad Mark Anthony Fernandez, a seasoned actor of his generation.
He is really close to his dad, divulging in interviews that they always communicate with each other and tend to always talk about his craft in acting, considering that he’s just started in the showbiz industry. Besides, their bonding also includes playing basketball whenever they both have the time.
In an interview with PUSH, the 18-year-old fast-rising artist expressed that he’s actually game to work with him because he knows that he’s going to be guided by his veteran actor-father in further honing his acting talent. He added that he actually suggested to his manager to have a Maalaala Mo Kaya project with his dad.
When asked if he would get nervous working with his Daddy Mark, Grae said that it’s not going to happen because he’s comfortable with him and he knows him well already. The young actor also revealed that his dad doesn’t really like to give acting tips or advice to him because Mark wants him to bloom in his craft with his own talent.
“Well actually no’ng sinabi niya sa’kin, parang ayaw niya ako turuan ng gano’n kasi baka magaya ko. Sabihin ng tao ginagaya ko siya. ‘Yong mga ginagawa ko sa pag-arte, gagayahin ko siya,” the teen heartthrob said.
Then he continued, “So gusto niya, maging original ako sa sarili ko. Hanapin ko ‘yong sarili kong style. Hanapin ‘yong sarili kong path, which I think is great advice talaga na hanapin mo talaga ‘yong sarili mong opportunities at ‘yong sarili mong style at ‘yong path mo. Kasi kung hahanapin or titingnan mo ‘yong style ng isang tao na nagawa na, ano pa ‘yong mabibigay mong bago? So ‘yon po ‘yong na-learn ko.”
So far, ever since Grae entered the local entertainment scene, he already scored big projects. Those included the iWant reboot of “Spirits: Reawaken” (2018), Hiwaga Ng Kambat (2019), and the primetime drama Starla, which is currently having a re-run on the Kapamilya Channel and Kapamilya Online Live.
He also used to be part of Star Magic's teen boy-group Gimme 5, which actually won the Most Promising Recording/Performing Group award in the 46th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards way back in 2015.