EDGAR Allan Guzman (MNS Photo)

EDGAR Allan Guzman (MNS Photo)

MANILA, Apr 19 (Mabuhay) — EDGAR Allan Guzman said that he finds it flattering that he is being considered as an heir to the throne of Prince of Independent Films, Coco Martin.

Edgar, who also started in the independent film industry, had worked with Coco in the past and remains as a good friend of the actor.

He said he admires Coco for his successful and his brand of acting.

“Salamat sa mga nagsasabi pero iba si Coco Martin and yung achievements niya. Iba siya pagdating sa pag-arte. Para sa akin ang hirap i-compare yung sarili ko kay Coco right now kasi panahon niya ngayon. Hanga talaga ako sa kanya,” he said.

Edgar believes the viewing public started to notice him when he starred in Cinemalaya entry “Ligo na U, Lapit na Me” in 2011. It brought him several trophies like the Golden Screen Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role and the Balanghai Best Actor trophy.

“Dun talaga nag-star, lahat ng opportunities, big break. Dun din ako nakatanggap ng mga recognition and magagandang papuri. Nakilala nila ako dahil sa pelikulang yoon,” he added.

His portrayal of “Intoy” in the said film earned him praises from his colleagues in the business. Edgar said it is one of the highlights of his career.

Edgar assured that he will keep his feet firmly planted on the ground.

“Hindi ko nilalagay sa isip ko na ay magaling ako. Nilalagay ko sa puso, na na-touch ako at na-appreciate nila ako na bago lang naman akong artista. Ganun parin ako sa dating Edgar,” he said.

Edgar is one the actors who can work with rival networks. He has a contract with TV5 channel but he can also do projects with ABS-CBN.

“Thankful ako sa ABS-CBN kasi tinatanggap nila ako kahit hindi naman ako naka-contract sa kanila. And sa TV5 naman kasi they allow me to work with other network. Naiintindihan nila yung kailangan nila sa career ko,” he said.

He added that his mother station allow him to constantly learn and spread his wings as an actor.

“Masaya sa pakiramdam na may inaasahan kang aalagaan ka, bibigyan ka ng magagandang projects, and alam nila na magagampanan mo ng maayos. Flattered and proud ako na andyan yung TV5,” he said.

Right now, the actor is part of primetime series “Never Say Goodbye” with Superstar Nora Aunor and shooting a new action-comedy movie with Ruffa Mae Quinto.

Edgar said he is set to release a music album this year and to do another Cinemalaya movie. (MNS)