MANILA – Jimuel Pacquiao, son of Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao, has decided to add another feather to his cap.
Aside from venturing into boxing like his father, the younger Pacquiao is now trying his luck in show business.
Following his performance on “ASAP Natin ‘To” on Sunday, Pacquiao revealed in an interview with Push that he is now part of Star Magic.
“I’m very happy because ever since din, I got interested in acting. So I’m very, very happy naman na I’m part of Star Magic now,” he said.
“I don’t want to waste the opportunities na binibigay. And I’m new and I want to try a lot of things. Mahilig ako mag-try ng mga new things,” he added.
Since he is still learning the ropes of the industry, Pacquiao said he will be taking acting and dance workshops.
When asked how he developed his love for performing, he said: “In the past, it was mostly just in school. I’ve done acting in school like presenting in front of the high school theater class, and also with the dance class. So yeah, I performed a few times in school lang din mostly or special occasions.”
Does he have any actress in mind that he dreams to work with?
“Siguro ‘yung mga big stars na like you know, Kathryn [Bernardo] and Liza [Soberano]. That would be like a dream. Kasi they’re just really very good. And they’re very beautiful also. So it would be like an honor even just in a scene with them. It’d be nice,” he said.
According to the 19-year-old, his parents are more supportive of his showbiz endeavor as compared to boxing.
“Kasi takot sila kapag nagbo-boxing ako. So they’re very supportive pagdating sa showbiz,” he said.
Before joining Star Magic, Pacquiao has already modeled for a local clothing brand along with his brother.