Just almost three years since his stint on reality show “Pinoy Big Brother (PBB): Lucky 7,” Edward Barber is already realizing his dreams.
Shortly after PBB, Edward had his first movie “Loving In Tandem” with his love team partner Maymay Entrata. He had also starred or did guest appearance on TV shows as “ASAP” and “La Luna Sangre;” and cast in the movies “Seven Sundays” and “First Love.”
“You have to realize your own dream. When I get old, I want to look back and say ‘I achieved something for myself,’” Edward said in an interview for his newest endorsement for Str8 perfume.
Being a perfume endorser, Edward said, “When you smell good, you feel good. You have that confidence for yourself. That’s very important for me.”
At 18, Edward has already set his eyes on his goals, and that is to become a good actor and TV host. Edward shared he is not affected by his bashers as he is his own critic.
“If you want to achieve something, the first step must come from you. No one can move for you. You need to stay focused. I have my own dreams. I have my own goals I want to achieve. No one can achieve it for me,” he said.
He feels proudest of his movie “First Love” topbilled by Aga Muhlach and Bea Alonzo. While he and Maymay were not together in the movie, working separately and achieving their goals also make them grow and independent. He even likened it to love team and real-life couple Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo who also have their individual projects.
“Don’t get me wrong. I love being with my Maymay, working with her, but I also want to achieve things for myself as well. She has done a lot by herself. So, our dreams as well, Maymay and I, na we can achieve things separately, solo, but stay together as well,” he said.
2019 is a year of preparations for Edward. He hopes to attend more acting and hosting workshops.
“I want to get better at acting. Hopefully, my Tagalog will be polished also. I want to be versatile enough that I’m not stressing about those things anymore, like being able to sing and dance,” he said.
Edward looks up to Aga. He observes seasoned actors and makes them his role models.
“Seeing how he acts and handles himself is completely different from others I have seen before. I want to be in that area or achieve even 50% of that,” he said.
Edward may still be young, but he speaks maturely about his goals and views on relationships. He believes in making constant efforts for a girl.
“It’s the small things. She doesn’t care if you got her something big for Valentine’s. She cares if you text her in the morning or if you say good night. She cares if you remember the lipstick that she’s wearing, if you think of something she eats before she even eats it.
“She likes sweet and subtle perfume For all the guys out there, make sure there’s a meaning behind it. Don’t just think if it’s expensive or where you got it or how much effort you put into it. Make sure that it has a meaning for the girl,” he advised.
The German-born British-Filipino actor thinks making sacrifices for your loved one shows how much he or she means to you.
“Who wouldn’t want a good impression? I’m only 18 so I can’t give love advice. But from my experience, from my knowledge, if you’re really meant to be together, you don’t put the best foot forward. Slowly she gets to know the real you. If she’s wiling to stay with you regardless of your flaws, that could be a reason to stay together.
“I believe a lot of love is sacrifice. From what I see from my parents, from my sister, from other people if you sacrifice for someone, you love them,” he said.
Tip for V-Day
As Valentine’s Day approaches, Edward advises guys not to be too extravagant as it is more important to treat a girl special every day and not just occasionally.
“If you treat a girl and you go all out on Valentine’s Day, after that you don’t put as much effort, you’re dead. Treat her special every day. A lot of guys use that as an excuse, like ‘I got you a gift on Valentine’s Day, do you love me?’ Treat her like she’s a queen every day. Also have that separate from your relationship with your family, with God. We should always treat her well. Maybe it’s okay to go a little all out. But don’t set the standards so high that the next day the girl is thinking if you still love her or not,” he said.
Asked if he has already found his great love, Edward said he wishes for it.
“If I’m willing to go and ready to try? Yes, who wouldn’t. You see all the time in the movies that he finds his great love and he’s 18, so he says ‘No, I still have to work’ – then he regrets it later on when he’s 50. (Yet) I don’t have an idea (when it would happen). It’s one of those things in life you don’t plan.”