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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.

Feb 23, 2018

Make Way For Julian Trono & Jack Reid, Two Of Viva's FBois Being Introduced In The Youth Movie, 'Squad Goals'

THE FBOIS OF VIVA are being introduced in their youth oriented movie directed by Mark Meily, “Squad Goals”, to be shown in March. Here are two of them: Julian Trono - At 20, he’s the most veteran in their batch since he started as a child actor in ‘Tropang Potchi’ of GMA-7. He’s been launched with Ella Cruz in the movie ‘Fanboy/Fangirl’ and now they’re together again in ‘Squad Goals’, where he plays Benj, a college student who moonlights as a secret dance guru called Young D. He wears a mask in his dance videos to conceal his identity from his father who doesn’t like him dancing and wants him to concentrate on his engineering studies.

Jack Reid - the younger brother of James, but they don’t look alike as they have different mothers.
Also, at 20, Jack is taller and looks more Filipino than James who’s too mestizo. “He’s my inspiration and the reason why I also joined showbiz,” he says. “At first, I left Australia to go to college in Dumaguete, but he encouraged me to try showbiz first. He’s very supportive, giving me advice to be the best version of myself. I expect to be compared with him since we’re brothers, but we really have very different personalities.”

Like James, he has yet to learn how to speak Tagalog fluently. Is his brother really now living in with his girlfriend Nadine Lustre?

“I’m not in a position to answer that. They should be the ones you should asked. Nadine is like my big sister but I’m just curious why it’s a big thing here. In Australia, it’s normal for couple to live in if they want to.”

Does he has a girlfriend now? “None. I’m just starting so I want to focus first on my career.”

He played a supporting role in the horror film, “Darkroom”, and is glad to be one of the leads now in “Squad Goals” where he plays Pads, a masscomm student who’s also a balikbayan from Australia and tries to learn how to speak Tagalog fluently with the help of a classmate played by newcomer Harlene Ocampo.