Joshua Garcia is one promising actor who has received praise left and right in his remarkable start in the entertainment industry.
While he is considered idol material emerging from Pinoy Big Brother All In in 2014, Joshua became a noteworthy actor, with his phenomenal rise attributed to natural talent, apart from his boy-next-door, adorable features akin to John Lloyd Cruz.
His breakthrough performance in Vince and Kath and James made him even closer to people’s hearts, not without the Metro Manila Film Festival’s nomination as Best Actor. A calling that is truly destined with opportunities to even reach greater heights in the future.
This acclaim went a notch further as he landed the endearing role of Z, the ever supportive and caring grandson of Gloria (Sylvia Sanchez) in The Greatest Love. It seemed his heartache, his pain, his joys and triumphs as Z cut across and touched viewers, who relate to his character. And this speaks so well of his skill and versatility as an actor.
But for him, the meaningful and stirring afternoon drama exposed and influenced him in taking his acting craft to the next level.
“Maraming naitulong sa akin ang show na ito,” Joshua tells ABS-CBN.com in an exclusive interview. “Maraming siyang naitulong sa pag-arte, pakikisama ko sa tao, sa mga katrabaho ko, sa mga kasama ko at pwede ko gamitin sa mga next na shows ko.”
Just like family
He added that he learned a lot from his co-cast members, who he regards so highly. And through it all, Joshua now considers Sylvia Sanchez, Dimples Romana, Andi Eigenmann, Matt Evans and Arron Villaflor just like real family
“Parang family na rin kami sa set,” he notes. “At nagpapasalamat ako sa mga nakatrabaho ko. Sobra. Sila ‘yung umaalalay sa akin. Sila yung katulong ko sa mga eksena ko. Di nila ako pinababayaan. Gusto nila pantay pantay kami.”
Joshua also revealed it was “sad” for him that the drama is about to end.
“Nakakalungkot pero naniniwala ako makakatrabaho ko pa rin sila,” he added.
Not only the character and its cast, but the whole story and the lesson it offers makes The Greatest Love so special to Joshua. Family, especially the role of mothers in our lives, has now taken deeper meaning in him.
Unconditional love conquers all
And for him, the show’s tackling of Alzheimer’s Disease, a difficult illness affecting not only the afflicted but the entire family, emphasizes how unconditional love conquers all.
“Makalimot man ‘yung utak ng nanay ninyo, puso ‘di makakalimot,” Joshua stresses. “Siyempre nanay ka. ‘Di ka makakalimutan ng nanay mo. Kahit may Alzheimer’s ang nanay mo, palagi ka nasa puso niya.”
With the show’s success, Joshua feels fulfilled as an actor.
“Masaya kami kasi siyempre kasi successful kami sa gusto naming iparating sa mga tao na may matutunan sila sa may Alzheimer’s, para aware sila. Masaya kami na naging successful ang mga arte namin,” Joshua said.
“Masaya ako at nararating ko ang mga pangarap ko at tinatanggap naman ng mga tao,” he added.