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Lucky newbie Kent Gonzales shines in ‘Kuwaresma’



Showbiz newbie Kent Gonzales is a lucky guy. He has a marked performance as son of Sharon Cuneta and John Arcilla in horror movie “Kuwaresma” and from hereon, things are looking up.

 Kent Gonzales (Photo courtesy of Dudu Unay)

Kent Gonzales (Photo courtesy of Dudu Unay)

“When I was told I would be acting with Tita Sharon and John Arcilla under the direction of Erik Matti, I knew I had to really prepare myself because I have to live up to their expectations,” he said.

And so he watched horror movies, particularly past Matti masterpieces.

“I needed to learn how he does his films. I needed to know how he blends his materials,” he said.

The Grade 11 student is all praises for Sharon, not only as actress but as a person.

“She’s so kind to us, sweet and professional,” he said.

How was his first-time experience as actor?

“I went through a lot! I have stunts in the movie and some prosthetics. That was the hardest part because I got contusions in my body. But it’s alright,” he said.

He recalled his first scene with Sharon.

“Really heavy. It’s very dramatic as it was the scene where I came home after my twin sister died,” he recalled.

Kent, who hails from Tacloban, Leyte, was 14 when he was discovered by manager Dudu Unay, the same guy who discovered Liza Soberano.

Actually, he had no intentions of joining show business until his sister, Pam Gonzales, was discovered by Dudu first.

“I was just tagging along and I saw how it works. I saw my sister make a commercial and appear on TV and I felt I should give it a try. So I did VTRs and I became a talent on TV, appearing on ‘Wansapanataym,’ ‘La Luna Sangre,’ and ‘Ipaglaban Mo.’”

Lucky auditioned twice for “Kuwaresma” before getting the role.

Kent intends to try every movie genre at least once. He also has no problem being paired in a love team with a young actress. His crushes in show business are Liza, Julia Barretto, Kathryn Bernardo, and Nadine Lustre.

Kent has recorded a song written by Joven Tan. Yes, this teenager sings and plays guitar too!

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