MANILA, Philippines -- Actor JM de Guzman isn't comfortable about comments that he is being groomed to be the next Coco Martin.
|Composite picture of Coco and JM
While saying that he looks up to Martin, he said he prefers to carve his own name in the industry.
De Guzman currently appears on ABS-CBN afternoon show “Angelito, Ang Batang Ama” and on Sunday variety show “ASAP 2012.”
"Part na rin ng challenge sa akin na mailayo ako na maging next Coco kasi mayroon din po akong gustong i-build na sariling pangalan,” he said during his contract signing with Star Cinema on Tuesday.
As of now, he said he hopes to work with actors John Lloyd Cruz and Jericho Rosales.
“Mga idol ko sila John Lloyd, sila Jericho Rosales and 'yung matatagal na sa industriya,” he told ABS-CBN News.
As for the type of movies he wants to make, de Guzman said, “Actually yung mga hindi ko pa nasusubukan like action and siyempre mga challenging roles din. Yung mga hindi typical, gusto kong subukan."