Richard Gutierrez: 'You need guts to survive in showbiz'

Posted at 04/28/09 11:31 AM

Actor Richard Gutierrez, who caused a stir after he filed a libel case against an entertainment Web site, said he needs strength and courage to surpass all the intrigues in show business.

Gutierrez pointed out that in order to survive in showbiz one needs to possess guts and endurance.

For his part, he vowed not to shrink from challenges. The young actor cited his legal battle against Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP), which he accused of publishing erroneous and damaging report against him. 

"Lahat na ng artista dumarating sa mga struggles like this (lawsuit). So, I guess it's just a phase, it's just an obstacle along the way that I have to overcome," he told “Showbiz Central.”

The actor said what is important is the support and trust of his family, close friends and fans.

"Siyempre 'yong mga taong kilala talaga ako alam nila 'yong totoo. I'm thankful na may mga taong nagmamahal sa akin," he said.

The actor, Richard Kristian Rama Gutierrez in real life, is the son of showbiz couple Eddie Gutierrez and Annabelle Rama. He is the younger brother of television host and actress Ruffa Gutierrez.