In Reality Entertainment’s scary horror flick, “Seklusyon”, he plays a young deacon who is being tempted by the devil so he will no longer pursue his vocation as a priest, directed by Erik Matti. And in Star Cinema’s “Vince & Kath & James”, he figures in a love triangle romantic-comedy with Julia Barretto and Joshua Garcia, directed by Theodore Boborol.
“Magkasunod ko pong ginawa ang dalawang pelikula,” he says. “Nauna ang ‘Seklusyon’, then three days bago natapos ito, sinimulan ko rin ang shooting ng ‘Vince & Kath & James’. Never kong inexpect na parehong papasok ang pelikula sa festival, kaya I consider myself very lucky dahil first movies ko pa lang, naging entries agad sa filmfest. Sobrang laking blessing po yun para sa isang baguhang tulad ko, to think na wala pa akong acting experience sa big screen. Medyo nahirapan ako, lalo sa ‘Seklusyon’ na ang daming pinagawa sa’kin, nilublob pa ako sa putik, but nag-enjoy naman ako. Sa ‘Vince & Kath’, sobrang kaba ko nung una kong makaeksena si Julia Barretto kasi she’s more experienced in acting at baka tarayan ako kapag nagkamali ako. Pero ang bait pala niya kaya nagkasundo kami agad.”
How about Joshua Garcia? “Dati na kaming nagkasama sa Hashtags kasi nag-audition siya roon, pero hindi nakuha.”
Joshua admitted this is true. “Hindi ako nakapasok kasi may ibang project na akong gagawin,” he says.
And Julia adds: “Mas bagay kasi siyang pang-aktor kaya hindi siya napasama sa grupo.”
So which of his entries will Ronnie watch first? “Lahat naman po ng entries, papanoorin ko, not just my own movies.”
Will he be leaving Hashtags now that he’s into acting? “Ay hindi po, promise kong kahit anong mangyari, hindi ko iiwan ang grupo namin. Basta okay ang schedule ko, sasayaw pa rin akong kasama sila.”
2016 really turned out to be a very good year for him. Now, he’s also included in the new teleserye, “A Love to Last” with Bea Alonzo and also, Julia Barretto. He also sings and has recorded his own debut single, “Love at Website”, for Star Music. He was even allegedly involved in a sex video scandal, but his fans doesn’t seem to mind this at all and they all continue to support him heartily.