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Monday, January 25, 2010

Geoff Eigenmann welcomes criticisms positively

Being the son of two great actors can be both a blessing and a curse. And that's exactly what Geoff Eigenmann—son of award-winning actors Gina Alajar and Michael de Mesa—had to deal with following the conclusion of the primetime series, Rosalinda.

While the series provided Geoff and love team partner Carla Abellana a good vehicle to launch their tandem, the project, likewise, made the pair vulnerable to criticisms from outside parties when it comes to their performance.

Geoff acknowledged his limitations seriously but at the same time takes a positive outlook at things.

"As an actor and person, you're always learning din naman, you're always growing. Marami pa talaga akong dapat matutunan. I wouldn't mind taking classes under my mom or with other people para makuha ko rin 'yong ideas nila," Geoff told PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) last January 21, during a lunch interview at Aresi's restaurant in Tomas Morato, Quezon City.

He assumes a defiant stance against criticisms in general, saying, "Sige, say anything you want. I'll just prove you wrong in the end."

ASKING MOM'S OPINION. Soliciting suggestions from his mother is not a big problem either. Geoff revealed Gina's enthusiasm in discussing every subject dealing with acting and the necessary mindset in portraying a character.

"As much as possible, ayoko, since I would rather tackle things on my own," replied Geoff with a grin when asked if he regularly consults his mother for recommendations.

"Pero my mom kasi is very hands on and metikulosa rin. Kunwari kagabi nanood siya ng The Last Prince [the primetime fantasy series where Geoff and Carla have special roles] 'tapos may hindi siya nagustuhan, lalapit agad 'yan and sasabihin niya kung anong opinion niya. 'Pag may bagong script na dumating or eksena na hindi ko alam, I always approach her kung may idea siya or tips."

And just like his parents and brothers, Geoff mentioned his desire to take on offbeat roles far from the usual clean cut characters he is commonly associated with.

His matinee idol image won't stand in the way, guaranteed Geoff: "Any dark role, challenge 'yan, e. No matter how deep or light the character may be, how you portray that role is still your own take... anything that goes deep into the mind and heart, something that really touches you, why not."


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