Caught in a viral dashboard camera video crossing the street in 2019, James Reid wondered why the material garnered thousands of views. Perhaps, this kind of reaction was a clear reflection of the actor’s unassuming persona. He knew female fans truly adore him but fame does not stop him from doing ordinary things.
Unlike other artists, James does not go incognito when going out. “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.
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 Nadine's impact 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.”