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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Mar 5, 2010

TJ Trinidad used to be a vocalist in a rock band

SOME WRITERS were surprised when they heard TJ Trinidad singing at the press launch of "Diva" where he plays Martin, a singer-composer who's Mark Anthony Fernandez' rival over Regine Velasquez. "I used to be the vocalist of a rock band in college," he reveals. "Kaya nga natutuwa ako't I get to sing here again. But I'm not in the same level as Regine, huh. I just hope ma-appreciate ng tao ang pagkanta ko. I'm also thankful to GMA kasi right after 'Stairway to Heaven', they gave me 'Almost a Love Story' and now, ito namang 'Diva', kaya di ako nababakante."

It's his first time to work with Regine. "For someone who's a big star, she's very easy to work with. No airs kaya walang problema sa set. Buong cast naman ng 'Diva', napakagaling, so I'm enjoying working with everyone. First time ko rin to work with Mark Anthony and he's so quiet on the set. Sila ni Regine, nagkatrabaho na kaya close na sila. Kami, we're still getting to know each other sa taping. Pero si Mark talaga ang lead actor dito."

TJ admits he has a non-showbiz girlfriend. Doesn't get jealous when he's paired with various actresses? "No. She knows good boy ako and she's supportive sa career. Hindi siya tipong selosa."