Eddie Garcia joins Coco in 'Juan dela Cruz'

By Reyma Buan-Deveza, ABS-CBNnews.com

Posted at Feb 01 2013 05:13 PM | Updated as of Feb 02 2013 01:13 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Veteran actor Eddie Garcia  joined the cast of much-awaited series "Juan dela Cruz" which stars Coco Martin.

Kapamilya star Coco Martin and Veteran actor Eddie Garcia

"Well I'm really looking forward to it dahil si Coco he has a lot of following and he is a good actor. So, sa palagay ko ay magkakasundo kami and we will try to make the best for 'Juan dela Cruz,'"  Garcia told ABS-CBNnews.com as he signed a contract with ABS-CBN for the said soap on Friday afternoon.

Garcia, said that he is physically ready for the action-packed series.

"I was sick for about two weeks, OK na naman. Still alive and kicking," he said.

In the series, the veteran actor will play the role of the lead character's grandfather.

"Lolo ako ni Coco, parang mentor niya ako dito," he said.

"Juan dela Cruz," Garcia's first series with Kapamilya network. The series will pilot on Monday (February 4) after TV Patrol.

Unsolicited advice

As one of the best actors of his generation, Garcia also gave unsolicited advise to young stars.

"Well mahalin mo ang trabaho mo , huwag mong bigyan ng sakit ng ulo ang co-stars mo especially the directors. Be prompt, know your role and avoid tsismis,"  Garcia said.

"Ang paggawa ng pelikula o telebisyon ay trabaho lang, dapat pagbutihin mo because it would be your best recommendation for your next assignment," says Garcia, who's also a good director.

Last year, Garcia won two best actors awards for his performance in the film "Bwakaw."

He is also hoping to bring home the best actor trophy from 7th Asian Film Awards this March.