Hunk actor Jericho Rosales makes a much-awaited comeback to the showbiz industry after a four-year hiatus. In an interview with Inquirer Entertainment, the actor expressed his joy in returning to a job he loves. He shared that he needed to take a break from acting to further understand himself.
“I’m happy to have a job that I really love, but there was a time when it lost its meaning. I had to take a break from it to really get to know myself, and this took years,” said Jericho.
He added, “It was a journey that I took because I tried to look within and understand why there’s a big hole in my heart. It was kind of damaging already. But everyone has to work. It’s now time to once again focus on my artistry.”
His comeback to the industry was marked by his performance at the Metropolitan Theater on May 6. He was featured in a tribute concert titled “Contra Mundum: Ang All-Star Concert ng ‘Ang Larawan.'”
Jericho proudly shared that being part of the theater show was a way of paying tribute to the national artists of the country. “I agreed to be a part of it because it’s an important project that paid tribute to some of our national artists,” he said. “As a Filipino, to be part of the show was something to be proud of.”
He also revealed his long-time desire to do theater but never had the chance while doing TV. The 43-year-old actor said, “Also, I’ve been dying to do theater for a long time, but I never had the chance to when I was doing TV.”
During his showbiz hiatus, Jericho disclosed that he auditioned for several Broadway plays while residing in New York with his wife, Kim Jones. “When I was abroad, I did stuff that would make me feel alive again,” he shared. “I really tried looking for that spark. Later, I realized that I found it in things I actually love to do, which are film, stage, and TV series.”
Jericho is currently working on the international crime series titled “Sellblock.” “Finally, we will be working on it now. Sadly, I can’t say much about it yet,” the actor revealed.
He is also set to begin filming the prequel of director Erik Matti’s action series “On the Job” alongside Ryan Agoncillo.
In addition, Jericho unveiled his plans to establish his own production house. “The projects I’m working on take time, patience, and a lot of effort. I’m determined to make them happen,” he said. “My dream is to make excellent projects here, then showcase them abroad. That’s what we’re working on.”
He emphasized that writing and producing projects require a significant amount of time, but he remains patient and committed to his goals.