Caught in a viral dashboard camera video crossing the street, James Reid wonders why the material garnered thousands of views. Perhaps, this kind of reaction is a clear reflection of the actor’s unassuming persona. He knows female fans truly adore him but fame does not stop him from doing ordinary things. Unlike other artists, James does not go incognito. “I don’t disguise because they would still recognize me. I just do not think about it [popularity] on a regular basis,” the actor humbly shared.
As much as possible, James entertains every follower asking for photo opportunities but he sets boundaries as well especially when spending his private time; for instance, when taking his meal. How does James reject such requests without offending the fans? “As long as you smile, they can’t get mad”, the actor replied.
On his career, James decided not to renew his contract with Viva Artists Agency. He clarified that he ended things well with Viva. His Dad, Malcolm Reid, even remains in constant communication with Viva’s Boss Vic del Rosario. “I owe a lot to Viva and Boss Vic but I feel like headed to my own direction. The contract just ended and I didn’t renew,” James explained.
James is currently juggling his artistry as a performer and business works as the Chairman of his own music label, Careless Music Manila. James’ business team is comprised mostly of his friends and family members. The actor gives props to his Dad for helping him manage his hard-earned money and guiding him in making big decisions such as in putting an investment. James is looking forward to giving more artists a chance to shine using his music label as a platform.
The heartthrob revealed that he once suffered from depression mainly due to the bashing he got when the JaDine loveteam was just starting out. “It was serious enough that I wanted to drop everything”, said James. It was in those moments when he felt the impact of Nadine Lustre in his life. “No one understood me the way she did. She helped me in the darkest time of my life,” recalled James.
In the Fast Talk segment, James mentioned his eyes as the sexiest part of his body. He said he would prefer a nice butt than boobs in a woman. “Sex”, he replied when asked the ultimate Fast Talk question, “sex or chocolate.”