Sweet candy puns aside, Will Ashley is a sweet guy. He uses words that are ever so kind, making people around him feel happy, special, and beautiful. His gentleness remains unreal and he almost seems too good to be true. He also speaks from his heart, never telling a single lie. With soft eyes and lashes almost touching his brows, he clearly sees the goodness in everything and in everyone.
Will Ashley is the epitome of a ‘sweet guy’
Support drives Will to work hard and do his best. At such a young age, he has tons of fans who continue to back him up. Aside from his fans, his mother remains his #1 supporter. She continues to be on his side. She, then, admires her sweet boy with her very eyes. Together, they charge along the path towards success and no one can stop them.
“Nagiinspire sa akin na magpatuloy sa showbiz is yung mga taong sumusuporta po sa akin.”
The wonders of his imagination
Will fantasize being an actor since he turned ten years old, more specifically when he watched Alden Richards during a mall show in 2012. At the time, the Asia’s Multimedia Star is at the early stages of his career. This pushed him to pursue an acting career, striving to become the next big star.
“Nung ten years old po ako, nakita ko sa isang mall show si kuya Alden Richards. So, sabi ko sa sarili ko noon, ‘One day, makakatungtong ako sa stage. Gagawin ko lahat ng best ko para makarating ako doon.’ Astaka, kapag po nanunuod ako ng TV, doon ko po nakikita na gusto ko po talaga maging artista.”
The effect of a simple influence
Of course, we would feel uncomfortable and shocked when we arrive at a new place. Will felt exactly the same when he came on set for his first time. He also gave credit where credit is due, thanking the first-ever director he worked with. Although he only called her Direk Gina, he thanked her for giving him the tips that he needed.
“Nung first taping, nanibago po ako. At siyempre, kabado kasi po talagang walang experience. Buti nalang po, mabait po ‘yung unang unang direktor na nakatrabaho ko. Siya po ‘yung nag-guide sa akin kung paano mag-acting ng maayos at maganda. Lalong lalo na kung paano ko mailalabas ‘yung tamang emotions.”
A good superhero action television series or movie never fails to wow us. Citing local superhero Lastikman for example, Will reveals that he has always wanted to star in such role.
“Dream role ko? Matagal ko na po talagang gustong gumanap bilang isang superhero.”
Will Ashley motivates himself
For such a young actor, Will tries his best to never have a lazy day. Of course, he motivates himself through a steady thought process, thinking about the times he saw people who want to be at the same place as him. He also thinks about the times that he and his mother struggles just to get to where he is right now.
“Iniisip ko po kung bakit ako nandito, kung ano yung pinaghirapan namin ni Mommy. Tapos, iniisip ko po na, ‘Sa dami ng ibang gustong mag-artista, bakit ako ‘yung nandito?’ Iniisip ko po yun para ma-motivate ko ‘yung sarili ko na gawin ng mabuti ‘yung trabaho ko.”
Will Ashley continues to work hard to achieve his dreams. Of course, support becomes his motivation to do even better. He does all of this to thank his fans and his mother, his #1 supporter. Such a sweet guy, indeed.
Produced by Angela Grace Baltan
Photography | Raphael Yu
Assisted by Benjie Capili
Film by Onin Estrella
Stylist | Chino Aguilar
Makeup Artist | Angel Tato
Hairstylist | Shasha Tagud
Production Assistant | Candie Ramos
Shot in Studio 808
Special Thanks to Candice Arboleda, Chester Singian and GMA Artist Center
Angela Grace P. Baltan is a Communication graduate from Colegio de San Juan de Letran. She doesn’t hesitate to be opinionated in analyzing movies and television series. As a writer, she uses her articles to advocate for feminism, gender equality, and mental health among others.