There will always be a great pressure for Miguel Valdes to follow in the footsteps of his celebrity parents Eula Valdes and Ronnie Quizon. As a matter of fact, the Miguel admitted that he always gets the feeling of resentment whenever people compare him to his celebrity mom and dad.
In a report by Philippine Daily Inquirer, the 23-year-old actor expressed his thoughts on this situation. According to the up-and-coming actor, he deserves his own identity in the showbiz industry, saying he is tired of hearing the annoying phrase “the son of Eula Valdes, the actress.”
“People would say this, but they never mention my name. I deserve my own identity,”
However, the eldest son of Eula Valdes said that his mom misinterpreted his statements, thinking he wasn’t proud of her. To clarify the issue, he had to explain everything to his mother.
“I had to explain to Mom that, yes, it’s normal for a person to link me to her if that person is really her friend, but not for those who don’t know Eula Valdes personally like the mother of a classmate.”
Unable to avoid the comparison to his celebrity parents, Miguel Valdes aspired to be just like his grandfather as an entertainer.
“I want to package myself not just an actor, but as an entertainer. I plan to expand by also getting into singing and dancing. I kind of want to be like my grandfather. He did everything. He’s of a different class.”
In case you are not aware, he was referring to the late king of comedy Dolphy. Here is what he said:
“Growing up, I had this feeling that my Lolo was a great man. People know what he had done. He was like a superhero to me, and also to most kids my age.”
Now that he is currently pursuing a career in showbiz, he is grateful for having a supportive mother, who always give him bits of advice.
My mom and I would discuss it a lot, but her advice that really struck me was: It’s not really your skill that will make you last long in this industry; it’s your character.”
When it comes to his father, they always talk about music. As what Ronnie Quizon always tells him, he urges his son to create music.
“He tells me he is proud of me. We just had dinner a few days ago and I mentioned that, like him, I want to compose songs.
He told me to start writing poems, and since I am also a dancer, to imagine the beats. Dad said he himself wrote songs he wasn’t confident about, so I should just keep going.”
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