Sam Concepcion: Next big leading man?

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 21 2011 03:45 PM | Updated as of Aug 21 2011 11:45 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Young actor Sam Concepcion said he was overwhelmed by the positive reviews of his movie, "Way Back Home," especially after being touted as the country's next big leading man.

In an interview with Push.com.ph, Concepcion said he still has a lot to learn as an actor.

“Wow, para sabihin niyo 'yun thank you talaga," he said, referring to the "next leading man" tag.

"Pero start pa lang ‘yan. Marami pa akong kailangan patunayan. There are so many things I need to learn as an actor, as an artist, and as a person. Kasi habang tumatanda ka, the more you experience, the more you know, the better actor you are,” he added.

Concepcion also lauded his co-stars in the movie, particularly actresses Julia Montes and Kathryn Bernardo.

"You saw naman in the movie, iba sila mag-capture ng audience. Just to be able to work alongside the 2 of them, sobrang thankful na talaga ako," he said.

Asked to choose between the 2 leading ladies, he said, "Mahirap naman pumili kasi they're both talented and sweet."

Concepcion first worked with Bernardo in defunct ABS-CBN television series "Super Inggo."

He said he did not expect to be paired with the "Mara Clara" star since they are from different batches of Star Magic.

“Si Kathryn super sweet. Una ko siyang nakatrabaho sa 'Super Inggo.' Ang liit-liit pa niya nun. Si Makisig (Morales) pa ang love team niya nun, tapos ako naman si Empress. Ngayon dalaga na siya, iba na, mature na kapag nakausap mo. Si Julia ganon din. At alam ko kahit pagkatapos ng movie, we’ll be hanging out with each other,” he said.

Meanwhile, Concepcion said he is thankful for the blessings, as well as the trust and support that he has been receiving from fans. He also vowed to do his best in his career.