Joshua Garcia talks jump from drama to comedy

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  • From heavy drama to comedy, Joshua gets cheeky with his character as Cardo in the film"Fruitcake."

Joshua Garcia (Images courtesy of Facebook)

After almost a decade in show business, actor Joshua Garcia is making a mark on his name.

Starting from small roles to becoming one of the most well-known leading men in his generation, the 26-year-old actor continues to show his true passion and dedication to acting. 

During side interviews with the media for his new film, "Fruitcake," held at the Starmall in San Jose, Bulacan, Joshua expressed his gratitude for partnering with well-known actresses like Anne Curtis, Julia Barreto, and Heaven Peralejo on his upcoming projects.

"Masasabi ko lang na masaya ako makakatrabaho ko sila, makakawork ko ulit si Julia after a long time. Ngayon naman with Anne, matagal na siya sa industriya and working with them I take it as blessing. Gagawin ko lahat para mapaganda yung proyekto," Joshua said. 

(I can only say that I am happy to be able to work with them and with Julia again after a long time. Now, with Anne, she has been in the industry for a long time, and working with them, I take it as a blessing. I will do everything to make the project better) 


However, despite all the recognition and projects he has received, Joshua says that he still needs to improve as an actor.

"Honestly speaking, I think meron pa ako iimprove, kasi hindi pa ako nakakapag explore sa mga iba't-ibang techniques pagdating sa acting. So, I think meron pa and this my 10th year in showbiz, so I think magandang regalo siya for me to learn more," Joshua said. 

(Honestly speaking, I think I still have something to improve because I haven't been able to explore different techniques when it comes to acting. So, I believe there is more, and this is my 10th year in showbiz, so I think he is a good gift for me to learn more) 

Jumping into comedy

From heavy drama to comedy, Joshua gets cheeky with his character as Cardo in the film "Fruitcake." 

Being a Batangueño, the actor shared that he was a bit challenged getting his "ala eh" accent on point. 


"Masaya ako kasi similar yung character ko sa akin at hindi ako nahirapan gawin. Kasi kailangan OA yung punto ko para mas mukha siyang nakakatawa," Joshua said. 

(I'm happy because my character is similar to mine, and it wasn't difficult for me to do. I have to exaggerate my accent to make it even more funnier) 

Directed by Joel Ferrer, "Fruitcake" portrays the intertwining stories of Filipinos from all walks of life in modern-day Metro Manila. At their life's lowest and unluckiest point, their destiny converges on one fateful LRT train ride.

Joining Joshua on the film are Heaven Peralejo, KD Estrada, Karina Bautista, Dominic Ochoa, Enchong Dee, Empoy Marquez, Donna Cariaga, Alex Diaz, Markus Paterson, Ria Atayde, and Noel Comia, Jr. 

The film also features online comedy sensations Macoy Dubs, Victor Anastacio, Queenay, and Kat Galang.

“Fruitcake” will have its premiere night on June 11. It will be screened in cinemas nationwide on June 12.