The much-awaited transformation of John Lloyd Cruz as a vampire was finally launched last week in Imortal, where he practically rose from the dead and vowed to seek revenge against the wolf clan led by Angel Locsin.
You would think that a talented actor such as John Lloyd would no longer feel nervous about taking on such a role. But he admitted to Push.com.ph that he was equally surprised with the turn of events in his very own teleserye. “Gano’n pala siya ka-dark. Hindi ko in-expect na ganon magiging ka-dark yung journey ng character. It’s amazing pero scary din. Kasi ikaw bilang gagawa ng character, kailangan mo pasukin yung mundo niya at kung ano mang ginagawa niya. Medyo scary pero challenging at interesting.”
John Lloyd’s role in Imortal is different from his previous projects in the sense that he’s being portrayed as someone ruthless—the type who wouldn’t think twice about wreaking havoc in other people’s lives. His character is filled with so much hatred that it bothers him even off cam. “Hindi pa naman ako ganong naaapektuhan, pero medyo ano lang din, it gets really dark sometimes. Malaking tulong kasi medyo matagal na tayo sa industry. 14 years na rin tayong umaarte. I am not saying na madali, pero medyo nagagawa mo na sa paraan na hindi ka gaano mahihirapan.”
John Lloyd also expressed his gratitude to his avid fans who never fails to show their support in all of his endeavors. “Sana patuloy nilang subaybayan at abangan yung mas maganda pang mga fight scenes at dramatic moments ng bawat character. Kaka-start pa lang ng bagong season ng Imortal and asahan ni’yo pong gabi-gabi kayo ay bibigyan namin ng iba’t ibang experience sa loob ng ilang minuto sa Primetime Bida.”