John Lloyd Cruz explains ‘showbiz hiatus’: ‘Di siya pagod eh, it’s more of…’

This is how John Lloyd Cruz describes his 4-year absence in showbiz

A-list actor John Lloyd Cruz finally explained the reason behind his “showbiz hiatus” after being away from the spotlight for four years.

In the midst of his sitcom Home Sweetie Home and projects lining up, Lloydie suddenly took his indefinite leave of absence. This brought shock to many showbiz fans as he is considered one of the most prominent actors of his generation.

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📷: Mega Entertainment

For quite a while, there had been several speculations about his absence. Just recently, finally, Lloydie opened up why he decided to take a break.

Talking to Mega Entertainment’s G3 San Diego, John Lloyd Cruz said that he can’t call what he did as “showbiz hiatus”. It is because he was still working but not the usual things he has done prior to his absence.

“Hindi kasi ako tumigil ng work kaya ko nasasabi, I’ve never stopped making films kasi kahit nag-quit ako sa ABS-CBN, hindi ako tumigil ‘dun. Si Lav Diaz kept giving me something to work on. I needed that. That helped a lot,” he said.

The A-list actor explained further that it seemed like a break from showbiz but he doesn’t know what to call and he doesn’t want to call it anything. “Because it will seem like a reduction of what actually transpired,” he explained.

Then, Lloydie shared his experience of seeing the light after being in the dark. However, he stressed that the darkness he experienced was not because of the exhaustion that he felt from working in the entertainment industry for 2 decades.

“Hindi siya pagod eh, it’s more of parang luminaw siya. Luminaw yung nasa harap mo and parang ganun lang—in a snap of a finger, nakita mo kung ano yung totoo… na parang ‘Wow.’ Parang nagising ka sa disilusyon, parang ganun. ‘Yun yung pinaka malapit kong—kung pano ko siya ma-de-describe. Kasi hindi siya tungkol sa isang araw na napagod na ako ayoko na mag- work. Parang as if I was betrayed by my own choices, because I didn’t know, I didn’t understand the whole process of my being there,” John Lloyd Cruz said.

He also shared his period of enlightenment when he realized what was good for him and what was not. The A-list actor also stressed the “innate desire to come back to what’s simple—to what’s natural.”

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