Robin Padilla mulls retirement

Posted at 01/16/2014 10:49 PM

MANILA - Is Robin Padilla hanging up his leather jacket?

Speaking with Anthony Taberna on "Tapatan Ni Tunying," the 44-year-old revealed that 2014 might be his last year as an actor.

"Next year," he said, when asked on when he plans to retire. "Sa ngayon kasi ang drive ko nasa pelikula. Para sa akin kasi ang TV, ang liit ng bayad eh. Hindi worth it."

Padilla criticized the youth-centric nature of local show business but admits that he is starting to find it difficult to keep up with today's stunt-heavy films.

"Dito sa Pilipinas, pag tumatanda ang artista, bumababa ang talent fee," he said. "Kaya siguro ako nahihilig sa pagpro-produce. Kasi yung sarili ko, naalagaan ko. Kailangan mong tumalon, kailangan mong tumambling. Hindi na tayo bata, 'tol."

But Padilla plans to keep on going as long as fans would continue to show their support. He noted that being with his fans is one of the best feelings in the world.

"Magkaiba ang sikat sa tinitingala. Matuwa ka pag nilapitan ka, kinamayan ka, nagpa-picture sayo. Pare, the best 'yun, the best sa lahat," he said.

Tapatan ni Tunying airs every Thursday at 4:45 p.m. on ABS-CBN’s Kapamilya Gold.