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Arron Villaflor hopes Astro Mayabang will pave the way for more mainstream projects

Arron Villaflor hopes critics and producers will take notice of his performance in the Cinema One Originals 2010 entry.

BY NAPOLEON QUINTOS

FRESH SCOOPS

11/17/2010 7:14 AM
Arron Villaflor hopes Astro Mayabang will pave the way for more mainstream projects


Arron Villaflor graced the gala opening night of Cinema One Originals 2010 at the EDSA Shangri-La Cineplex to promote his movie Astro Mayabang which is part of the annual independent film festival. Astro Mayabang is Arron'rsquo;s first indie film and his first time to take on a lead role. The movie is mostly in Kapampangan dialect which Arron speaks fluently.

The 20-year-old Star Circle Quest runner up, a batchmate of Jason Abalos and Erich Gonzales, said that he accepted Astro Mayabang so he can broaden his experience as an actor while he doesn'rsquo;t have many mainstream projects. "Lahat naman ng gustong mag artista gustong makapagtrabaho sa mainstream. Sana dito sa Astro Mayabang mapansin na rin ako at mapagkatiwalaan ng more projects sa mainstream. Basta ang wish ko lang is tuloy tuloy 'lsquo;yung dating ng magagandang projects. Ang importante sa akin mas marami ang magtiwala sa talent ko. 'lsquo;Yun pa rin ang dasal ko."

To prepare himself to graduate from teenybopper roles, Arron agreed to go half-naked in some scenes in Astro Mayabang and do a kissing scene with leading lady Megan Young. "At first nagdalawang isip ako kasi baka hindi maging maganda ang kalabasan, para sa story at para sa akin. Pero nung nabasa ko na 'lsquo;yung script dun ko na-realize na napakaganda ng story nung movie. May kahulugan lahat ng eksena," he justified.

He also described Megan as very professional when they were about to shoot the intimate scene. "Tinanong ko kasi si Megan kung komportable ba siya sa gagawin naming eksena. Okay naman daw siya. Napaka-professional niya. First time kong gumawa ng ganung eksena kaya nakakakaba. Pero I'rsquo;m so happy kasi maayos naman naming naitawid lahat ng eksena."

Arron'rsquo;s decision to ready himself for possible mature roles on TV and in film, he said, is a way of widening his horizons as an actor. However, he clarified that he doesn'rsquo;t feel envious over the success of fellow young stars Gerald Anderson and Enchong Dee. "Hindi naman ako nakikipagkumpetensya sa kanila. May kanya kanya naman kaming kakayahan. Magkakaibigan kami lahat, si Gerald nakakalaro ko ng basketball."