Known for his roles in hit Primetime Bida series May Bukas Pa, Noah, and Lorenzo’s Time, Zaijian Jaranilla has proven he has the talent to make it in the industry. After starting out as a commercial model at the age of five, Zaijian has grown into a heartthrob-in-the-making who is destined for bigger projects in the future. This month, the award-winning actor will be seen in ABS-CBN’s fantasy-drama anthology Wansapanataym. “Masaya ako sa ginagawa ko. Gusto ko yung mga roles ko dito,” he shared during his presscon held last January 7 at the LoLa Café in Quezon City.
The 11-year-old fifth grader at Angelicum College said that his only concern right now in showbiz is becoming “laos.” Zaijian said he learned of the concept after hearing other co-actors talk about it. But the talented child actor said he is willing to work hard and always do his best to get more challenging projects. Zaijian said he hopes to grow up with a career like his favorite Kapamilya actor Lloyd Cruz. “Gusto ko paglaki ko maging ganun rin ako kagaling sa pag-arte,” he admitted. If he were not in showbiz, Zaijan said he wants to become a businessman.
Wansapanataym head writer Cris Lim said that they were very confident in choosing Zaijian for their upcoming episodes “Nicolas Layas,” “Number 1 Father and Son,” and “Kapitan Liit.” Lim said he believes Zaijian has the talent to take on any character and is very professional to work with.
Just like any boy his age, Zaijan said he enjoys bonding time with his siblings at home and playing games with them. “Wish ko rin sana mas maging marami pa yung friends ko,” he said. The Wansapanataym actor also revealed to the press that he is saving up to buy his own iPhone 5 soon.