John Estrada thrilled over leading man status

Posted at 10/30/2012 11:14 AM | Updated as of 10/30/2012 2:09 PM

Actor John Estrada. File photo

MANILA, Philippines -- Despite being in showbiz for a long time, actor John Estrada admitted that he never thought he would bag a major role in a primetime series.

Estrada is now part of ABS-CBN's newest drama "A Beautiful Affair" with Bea Alonzo and John Lloyd Cruz.

"I remember I'd been telling myself kapag sineryoso ko lang at ginawa ko 'yung best ko. Hindi ko iniisip 'yung gusto kong marating or maging leading man, basta ang iniisip ko lang ay may magandang kalalabasan kapag sineryoso ko ang isang bagay," Estrada said.

The actor said he's really grateful that the Kapamilya network continues to give him good breaks and acknowledges his potential as an actor.

"Of course I'm happy and grateful to them but then again, I would probably say na more than doon sa nakita nila eh proud ako sa sarili ko dahil ibig sabihin, may maganda akong ginagawa," he added.

In the series, Estrada plays the key role of Edward Pierro, who falls in love with Gen Saavedra (Alonzo), who had a beautiful affair with Leon Riego (Cruz).

"Dito isang construction magnate (ako). Anak ako ni Tito Jaime Fabregas at kapatid ko dito si Megan Young," Estrada said.

"A Beautiful Affair," which premiered on Monday night, airs weeknights after "Ina Kapatid Anak" on ABS-CBN's Primetime Bida block.