EXCLUSIVE: James Reid Recounts Hardships Before Making It Big
- November 20, 2018
- INSIDESHOWBIZ.PH TEAM
Blessings have been pouring in for James Reid, but he does not forget the hardships which caused him to become so motivated in his career. After emerging as the Big Winner in Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Clash 2010, things did not pick up quite well.
After quite some time after James’ big win from Pinoy Big Brother, he then hit a plateau in his career: “Sometimes you gotta hit your lowest point before you can have a turnaround,” shared James
He discloses how his defeated soul took up all his guts to approach VIVA Entertainment big boss Vic del Rosario five years ago. “When I first went to VIVA coming from Star Magic, I was the one that walked to the office and I said to Boss Vic, ‘I want you to manage me.’ Back then, people had forgotten about me. I was already having trouble with money. My choice was either VIVA or I’ll go back to Australia. I said, ‘No, I wanna go all the way.’”
He recounts, “Boss Vic saw something in me. He was so confident. He said, ‘What do you want to do?’ I said, ‘I wanna make music.’ And he’s like, ‘Okay I’ll make you an album but this time next year, you’ll be the next matinee idol.’” James just shrugged off those words, uttering in his head, “Sure, whatever you say.”
True enough, in 2014, his first movie with Nadine Lustre, Diary ng Panget, was a blockbuster hit. The JaDine tandem continued to star in the movies Talk Back and You’re Dead, Para sa Hopeless Romantic, This Time, Beauty and the Bestie, and Never Not Love You. They have headlined the soap operas On the Wings of Love and Till I Met You. They have also conquered the music scene with their singles, duets, and albums, plus they have staged numerous concerts locally and internationally.
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