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Monday, January 10, 2011

Lorna's eldest son joins showbiz

The son of Lorna Tolentino and the late action star Rudy Fernandez has followed in the footsteps of his parents.

Rap Fernandez finally joined show business via ABS-CBN's upcoming series "Buhawi Jack," with Gerald Anderson as the lead star.

In an interview with "The Buzz," Rap said he accepted the villain role because he believes that it is the right opportunity and right time for him to face the cameras.

"Timing. Feeling ko ito na ang tamang panahon at medyo introvert ako. At ngayon binigyan ako ng opportunity... So, malaking karangalan para sa akin," Rap said.

The newbie actor admitted that he feels pressure given the fact that his mother is a grand slam actress and his dad was one of the country's showbiz icons.

"Given ‘yong background ko nga, mayroon [siyempreng pressure]," he said. "So far, naman yong experiences ko with showbiz maayos naman. Masarap ang pakiramdam na ‘yong tao automatic ay mabait na sa iyo. Parang kilala ka na nila, ‘yong pakitungo nila sa iyo maganda na agad. So, nakakataba ng puso.”

Rap said he is now prepared to face the darker side of showbiz like the intrigues.

"Handa na din ako doon kasi feeling ko kabuntot ‘yon ng trabaho ko. So, kung kasama na siya sa trabaho ay tatanggapin mo na lang," he said.

Rap, the eldest son of Tolentino and Fernandez, said he is dreaming of doing a project with KC Concepcion and Judy Ann Santos.

When asked to enumerate his top 3 favorite actor, Rap answered Sid Lucero, John Estrada and his father.

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