On the Spot: 10 Magical Questions for John Lloyd Cruz
In an exclusive interview with SPOT.ph, the star talks to us about karaoke songs, magical powers, and more.
(SPOT.ph) John Lloyd Cruz knows how to make magic happen on-screen. Just ask the devoted fans that line up for tickets to his latest film. (And afterwards, swoon at his latest kilig line.) He brings that same charming magic around the country as he surprises unsuspecting Magic Flakes consumers with exciting prizes.
But before he can set off to meet some very lucky people, we decided to ask the heartthrob 10 super serious, super hard-hitting questions on...well, anything magic-related, really. This also includes asking him to draw an excited fan. And himself. Really riveting stuff.
If you haven't already guessed, we were just kidding about the serious part. This is SPOT.ph, after all.
What is your favorite part about being in the latest Magic Flakes campaign?
The excitement. It's very personal, it's hands-on. You get to travel (laughs). It's very raw, very indie (chuckles). You really get to see how the brand can affect consumers or any random person.
What has been your favorite moment out of all the Magic Moments you've had so far?
The one that really stands out is the one sa Cebu, si Jenevie. Tumatak talaga 'yon kasi, I really saw her eh. She had that look on her face na parang, "What a day. What a day it's been." Tapos she really had no clue that we were about to change her day.
John Lloyd gamely reenacts his drawing
Can you draw your favorite facial expression of a fan that you've met during this Magic campaign?
Hindi ito chicken na drawing, ah. Face yan!
His "trying to keep a straight face" self-portrait
Now, how about your facial expression during that [Cebu] moment you mentioned earlier?
"Hindi ako magaling mag-drawing. Basta alam ko nagpapa-pogi ako noon. Kaya naka-shades."
Okay, 'di ka na namin ipapa-drawing. If you had to choose one magical power, what would it be?
Because of the nature of my job, I’d like to be invisible [...] Lagi akong mainit sa paningin, sa public, sa press, sa netizens, lalo na ngayon. Ibang-iba na 'yong netizens ngayon ah. So to be invisible, kahit isang araw, parang wow.
What would you do if you were invisible for a day?
Kung andito lang ako sa Manila, I’d really love to have a quiet walk in Divisoria (laughs). It’s quiet because hindi ka nila nakikita.
If you had the power to make someone magically appear right now, who would that person be?
Dead or alive? Wow. Ang hirap. (pauses) Jose Rizal, siguro. Actually, [si Andres] 'yong una kong naisip, baka kasi itakin ako ni Andres. Feeling ko kasi si Jose Rizal mas madaling kausapin.
If you were to star in a Pinoy version of Magic Mike, who would you want alongside you?
Parang kung ako 'yong kukunin mo na cast, parang doon pa lang mali na. Kasi kung ako, ilalagay ko rin diyan sa Magic Mike, si Jun Sabayton tsaka si Eric...'yong komedyante. Anyway, sila ika-cast ko. Walang manonood niyan (laughs).
What's your go-to song sa Magic Sing? Or karaoke in general?
"’Di Na Natuto." [Yun yung first song choice mo?] Oo eh, siguro dahil kaya kong kantahin. Tsaka ano, "No Arms." (sings) "No arms can ever hold you more than I do..." Tapos kapag talagang malakas na loob ko, kakanta ako ng Radiohead. "Creep." In that sequence. May build-up ako, diba?
Tell us your best "magical" pick-up line.
We also asked John Lloyd to pose for photos, to which he replied, "Ganito mag-pose Lola ko dati sa mga portrait." These are the results.