Why celebrities seem snobbish, Ronnie Lazaro explains
Joyce Jimenez (The Philippine Star) - September 9, 2014 - 10:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Behind the glamor the public sees, actors and actresses encounter a different struggle in portraying their characters behind the scenes, character actor Ronnie Lazaro said.

"Ang artista tinuturuan to enter the character, pero walang tinuturo sa amin paano lumabas," he said, explaining that actors temporarily become their characters. "So ang daming artistang gano'n na nadadala nila sa bahay, isa 'yon sa mga liabilities being an actor."

This is the reason why, Ronnie said, that there are times when a celebrity, particularly those portraying the bad guy, appear snobbish or grouchy before others.

"They're so into their characters that they forget who they really are," he explained.

Asked how one could snap out of their character, the experienced actor said, "You have to be aware, may awareness ka na pagkatapos nito, snap out ka na. Pagdating sa bahay maging ordinaryong tao ka, maging asawa ka, maghugas ka ng pinggan, maglaba ka."

Ronnie, meanwhile, will star in independent film  "Tumbang Preso," where he plays as the boss to children working in a sardine factory.

"Somebody had to do the dirty job," he said about his role.

The film will be in showing exclusively in SM cinemas starting October 8.

Ronnie is among known for their versatility in playing both antagonists and protagonists, in independent and mainstream films.

Although he's not picky with the projects he accepts, "I'm fortunate that I end up doing good materials," he said.

With the indie films slowly taking over the mainstream cinema, Ronnie is happy that people are starting to broaden their choices and appreciate independent cinema.

"Nakakatuwa lang ang pagyabong ng teknolohiya, talagang hindi mapipigilan 'yan, lalaki ang independent films," he concluded.

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