After winning a Best Supporting Actor award for Alagwa at the Asean International Film Festival and Awards in Malaysia last August, child actor Bugoy Carino said he is very busy juggling his home school studies and working on the afternoon drama series Annaliza. The 11-year-old actor is also part of shows like Goin Bulilit, Wansapanataym, Toda Max, and ASAP. He is also set to be part of the cast of an upcoming horror movie.
Despite all this, Bugoy said he still gets to have time to enjoy being a kid. “Kapag nag-te-taping naman kami parang naglalaro lang din kami so nakakapaglaro pa rin naman ako kahit papaano,” he said.
When taping for Toda Max, Bugoy admitted he is lucky to get the chance to work with his celebrity crush Angel Locsin. “Okay lang po, hindi ako makatitig sa kanya (laughs). Hindi joke lang po. Wala lang. (laughs). Gusto ko rin si ate Kathryn Bernardo, ganun. Tapos si ate Angelica Panganiban. Kasi si ate Angel (Locsin) mabait tapos maganda pa tapos sexy din (laughs). Si Kathryn maganda tapos mabait din sila at saka lagi ko silang nakakalaro,” he shyly admitted.
When it comes to acting, Bugoy said he wants to grow up as talented as Coco Martin, Jericho Rosales, Gerald Anderson, and Vhong Navarro. Bugoy added that he wants to get into the action genre. “Gusto ko po mag-action. Yung may fight scenes. Idol ko sa action si Tito Robin (Padilla), si idol,” he said.
As part of Annaliza, Bugoy is reunited with his former E-Boy co-star Andrea Brillantes whom he says is also a good friend of his off the set. In the series, Bugoy has to compete for Annaliza's attention with Nathaniel Britt. But off-cam, the two are really playmates. “Hindi naman ganun kasi hindi naman talaga kami magkaaway. Sa totoong buhay magkaibigan talaga kami. So minsan kapag magkaharap na kami nagtatawanan kami sa set kasi kunyari mag-aaway kami, ganun. Pero pagnakatinginan naman kami tawanan, hindi galit eh (laughs). Parang hindi kami magkaaway eh,” he said.
When asked how he feels about growing up, Bugoy said he is not afraid to enter the “awkward” stage in an actor's life which is graduating from child actor to teen actor. “Kung lalaki pa naman ako (laughs). Pag lumaki tapos pag maliit, pang-teens,” he said. The talented child actor said he is still not used to people telling him they have a crush on him. “Sino po? (laughs). Siyempre masaya ako hindi ko akalain na may magkaka-crush sa akin kahit bata pa ako,” he said.
When he's not acting, Bugoy said he enjoys playing basketball. “Kung lumaki ako, basketball player sana gusto ko. Mga idol ko si Mark Caguioa, si LA Tenorio, yung Gilas Pilipinas pinanuod ko nga sa MOA. Sa NBA gusto ko si Kobe Bryant at saka si Kevin Durant. I collect yung basketball shoes pero hindi naman marami, siguro dalawa pa lang. Blue at saka orange. May Jordans din ako, isa pa lang,” he shared.
The Annaliza actor said he also enjoys watching TV during his free time. “Nanunuod ako ng Adventure Time at saka Tom & Jerry sa Cartoon Network. Favorite ko yun eh. Si Jerry ako (laughs),” he said.