Is Zaijian the next John Lloyd Cruz?

Child actor  Zaijian Jaranilla is elated that his “Lorenzo’s Time” co-stars call him “the next John Lloyd Cruz.”

At the thanksgiving party of the ABS-CBN primetime drama on Tuesday, Sept. 18, Zaijan said,  “Proud po ako kasi si John Lloyd Cruz sikat. Proud ako na (sabihan na) magiging John Lloyd Cruz ako paglaki ko. “Idol ko po siya. Tsaka po si Vhong Navarro.”

Dream gadgets

Zaijian also shared that co-star Carmina Villarroel and Gina Pareno gave him his “dream” gadgets as  birthday gifts.

“Mga chocolates po, tapos nung nakaraang birthday ko po, binigyan niya ako ng iPad. Iyon po ang pinakagift niya sa akin. Si Tita Gina, binigyan naman po ako ng iPhone 4S.”

Carmina explained that she opted to give Zaijian a new Ipad because he is fond of playing with others’ Ipad.

“Kasi nakakatuwa ang batang iyan. Nakikita ko na laging hinihiram ang iPad ko at ang iPad ng make-up artists ko para maglaro. So naisip ko lang na regaluhan ko ng iPad si bagets para kahit matapos na ang “Lorenzo’s Time,” maalala niya pa rin ako.”

Zaijian has mixed emotions, now  that “Lorenzo’s Time” is ending in three weeks. He is proud to have worked with the Amy Austria, Joel Torre, James Blanco, Alfred Vargas and Rommel Padilla in the drama series.

“Siyempre po malungkot ako kasi matatapos na yung "Lorenzo's Time." Pero masayang-masaya pa rin po ako at proud kasi nakatrabaho ko si Tita Carmina, si Tita Gina, at lahat po ng artista sa "Lorenzo's Time." Masaya po kami sa set,” he said.

He added that the cast members of “Lorenzo’s Time” are like family to him. They even bond off-cam by going to cinemas and KTVs.

“Para na po kaming isang pamilya. Kapag halimbawa pong nasa set kami, lagi kaming masaya, nagkukulitan. Kaya talagang mami-miss ko po sila.”

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