#ReelxReal Exclusive: Ethan Salvador, always going forward
Date posted: March 17, 2017 7:33 pm
In this #ReelxReal feature, "2 Cool 2 Be 4gotten" star Ethan Salvador on taking life by the nuts.
By Chandral Selim
The energy does not shift when Ethan Salvador walks into a room.
He's an unassuming boy, not yet consumed by fame and therefore, does not carry with him a certain leeriness towards interviews. Ethan, 19, smiles at our staff, shakes a couple of hands, says hi to every single person in the room, all of whom are trying not to freak out about the fact that he's extremely attractive. He's not shy, and he isn't "on" either. When he plops down on the designated couch, he pulls out his phone from his back pocket and fiddles with it. Meanwhile, the rest of us get on with some finishing touches for the interview and his first-ever Star Cinema Chat.
When the cameras began rolling, that's when we see it: The Change.
It happens so quickly that some people miss it entirely. One minute, there's a Las Vagas-bred boy with kind eyes in front of you and with a blink of an eye, there he is. Ethan Salvadaor. Rising star.
3, 2, 1, go!
Ethan hails from Vegas, and was raised by a single mother whose impact in his life was apparent in the five times he mentions her in this interview. His father is Regal baby Emil Sandoval, and he was never in the picture. In a previous interview, he went as far as calling him "lazy". However, it was his father that introduced Ethan to the idea of being an actor back when he was 16.
He said, "My father was an artista back then in the 80s and 90s. I'd never met my father...he messaged me on Facebook 'cause he found me and he just blatantly asked me if I'd like to join the showbiz in the Philippines."
According to Ethan, it took him three years to decide to move to the Philippines, and by then he was head over heels with acting.
See, Ethan doesn't like to sit idle. A self-professed "adrenaline junkie", he takes life by the nuts and hopes for the best. He likes to jump from great heights (literally and figuratively), has a penchant for driving fast cars, and always trains his eyes to the next great challenge.
"Live by choice and not by chance. Everything in life is completely up to you," he tells us.
"I'm very deep when it comes to life," he continues, "I wanna be remembered as someone who was able to inspire a lot of people, and I want to be that guy that people thank for changing their mindset cause the way people think sometimes is different from what most people would want to think about life."