ANG tarush ni Richard Gutierrez dahil may sarili siyang presscon pagkatapos niyang pumirma ng kontrata sa ABS-CBN kahapon.
Ang kontrata ni Richard sa ABS-CBN ay kasama siya sa fantaseryeng La Luna Sangre nina Daniel Padilla at Kathryn Bernardo at pelikula sa Starcinema na may titulong Wife Husband Wife kasama sina Angel Locsin at Angelica Panganiban.
Tinanong muna si Richard kung paano ang naging negosasyon niya sa Kapamilya Network.
“As we all know naman, I’ve been away from the limelight for a while now and I really chose that path and I needed that to grow as a person, as man, to spend time with my kid and family. I needed that time to be away, it really help me a lot. Now I’m back, now I’m ready, I’m energized and focus, I know myself better now, so perfect timing ‘yung nangyari.
“I was on a vacation with my family when I heard the news, so the moment I got back from that vacation, I had to hit the gym right away (natawa), but yeah, the timing was perfect and everything went into place perfectly and I believe that it’s a blessing, I believe that God won’t give me this blessing if he knew that I wasn’t ready and he gave it to me now ‘coz I’m ready. That time away from the limelight helped my character and helped who I am today,” pahayag ni Richard.
At noong banggitin na isasama siya sa La Luna Sangre, “very vague kasi ‘yung naging usapan but when I read the script, the storyline and the character, description, I knew right away that this project is perfect to be portrait a vampire was always a dream of mine as an actor and doing something like this as my first project in ABS-CBN, I think there is really good path for me. And after that, nanganak ‘yung offer, nagkaroon ng pelikula with Angel (Locsin), so another blessing, so I had to push the treadmill button harder, lift heavier and prepare better.”
Sa tanong kung okay lang kay Richard na sumuporta sa loveteam nina Daniel at Kathryn na bida sa LSS, “Now that I grow as a man, I don’t really look at it that way. I look at it in a way that I have a good project, it’s a good role for me, and I’m working together with the best team and were going to offer the audience something great and something new.
“For the young love team (KathNiel), I will support them kasi pinagdaanan ko rin ‘yun. I had people supporting my back before so it’s my time to give back,” magandang paliwanag ni Richard.
Sa tanong kung malaki ang papel ni Richard bilang si Sandrino na hari ng mga bampira ay walang idea ang aktor.
“I guarantee you the first week that I shot so far, napakahusay po ng team na nakatrabaho ko, sina direk Cathy Garcia-Molina and her team, pati ‘yung stunt choreographer namin, si direk Ace from Singapore talagang napakahusay.”
Hindi naman katapat ng La Luna Sangre ang Mulawin vs Ravena, pero hiningan ng reaksiyon ang aktor kung sakaling magkatapat sila gayung minsan ay naging bida siya rito.
“I knew this question would somewhat come along. I’m thankful for GMA what has done for me throughout the years that I worked with them, they shaped who I am, but as an individual, as an actor where I am today. I’m thankful but I’m also looking ahead.
“You know, in the entertainment industry especially here in the Philippines, you just had to give your best. I’m in the position now where I can give my best to them, entertain audience sa rami ng problema ng Pilipinas you know, they can escape 30 minutes to an hour, so that’s my goal, that’s my purpose kung anuman ang pagtanggap, kung sinuman ang competitors, I’m just gonna give my best in this project,” pangangatwiran ni Richard.
FACT SHEET – Reggee Bonoan