Coco says: ‘Awards more important than box office success’

By , on December 19, 2014

Photo: Facebook Page of Coco Martin
Photo: Facebook Page of Coco Martin

MANILA – In a live interview on “Aquino & Abunda Tonight,” actor Coco Martin said that he would rather receive numerous awards for his craft than be a box-office smash.

The 33-year-old actor – who began his career in the independent film sector – elaborated that in his opinion, receiving critical acclaim for his work is more important than topping the box office charts and is by far more rewarding.

“Kasi siguro nanggaling ako sa indie, ‘yung fulfillment nandoon eh. Mas nasanay ako doon (Maybe it is because I came from the indie scene, and that is where fulfillment lies. I have become used to that.),” Martin said.

Martin also clarified that he is not looking for romantic involvement, at the moment, and that he only vaguely recalls having “female visitors” on the set of “Feng Shui”; as alleged by co-star Kris Aquino.

“Hindi ko siya hinahanap. ‘Yung nangyayari sa akin ngayon na madaming blessings na dumadating, ayaw ko nang pakawalan kasi may time para diyan (love life). Lahat ng ginagawa ko ngayon para sa pamilya ko eh, at sa magiging sarili kong pamilya (I am not looking for it (romantic involvement). Many blessings are pouring into my life, right now, and I do not want to lose sight of this, because there is a time for that (love life). Everything I am doing is for my family, and for my own family, in the future.),” he said.