Just how important is fitness among actors in the industry? Looks like in both television and movies, actors under network management do not have a choice regarding decisions about their bodies.
While a friend was having dinner yesterday, she saw and had small talk with actor Sid Lucero. She asked him about his projects and what is keeping him busy lately. He intimated to her that he is not as busy as he used to be. Right now, he is bent on working to lose the extra poundage to stay relevant and visible in the industry.
He told her that he was issued a memo by his GMA7 Management that he had to lose weight and be fit or else he would not be given projects. No sane actor would challenge such an order if he wants to survive, literally and figuratively.
If I remember it right, his cousin, Geoff Eigenmann was also given the same order by the management when he looked like he could no longer control himself getting big horizontally. He just had to do it - or he would be jobless.
A few months after, Geoff emerged and surprised everyone with his new buff and muscled body – plus a more handsome look, to boot. Not long after, he gets visible on television again.
Looks like Sid is next in line to hit the gym, too. Good for him, this is a win-win challenge. You get to be fit and look good – then happy all the way to the bank.
Having fun while having funds, so they say. Cheers!