Actor-singer Billy Crawford says he is all the wiser after landing behind bars in September of this year, on charges of malicious mischief and disobedience.
The 32-year-old celebrity, while intoxicated, barged into a community precinct in the City of Taguig and made a scene, prompting police to detain him.
“I think it made me stronger and wiser and taught me to take things slowly,” Billy said, speaking to reporters at a press conference for his latest film, “Moron 5.2: The Transformation”
“It actually made me closer to the people who really matter in my life,” he added, citing that his relationship with girlfriend and “It’s Showtime” co-host Coleen Garcia grew even stronger amidst the trial.
“It tested us; we found out how much we could take as a couple,” Crawford revealed.
Crawford recounted that they were in the thick of shooting the comedy flick when the incident occurred. He likewise expressed his gratitude for the support he received from costars Luis Manzano, Matteo Guidicelli, Marvin Agustin, DJ Durano and John “Sweet” Lapus during those challenging times.
“They were all texting me. Luis even visited me (in the police station). I will treat them like my own brothers, no matter what,” he shared.
The film’s director, Wenn V. Deramas was equally supportive and did did not condemn Crawford for his actions.
“He laughed and jested that it was too early to promote the movie,” Crawford said.
“Moron 5.2: The Transformation” under Viva Films hits theatres nationwide on November 5.