Paulo Avelino talks about working on the much-awaited historical epic.
Apart from working on the teleserye Asintado, Paulo Avelino said he is excited for people to see his latest historical epic Goyo where he plays the role of Pinoy hero Gregorio del Pilar. "We shot in different locations but basically all over Luzon. May Ilocos, Tarlac, Zambales, Batangas, Bulacan, ang dami eh," he shared during the Berocca press conference held last March 6 in Taguig city.
One of the most challenging scenes for Paulo required him to act underwater which he is normally comfortable with. "I love being in the water. Kahit planggana nga lang na may tubig masaya na ako eh. Pero mahirap kasi kailangan mong lumubog sa ilalim at mag-panic at siyempre sa triathlon gumagalaw ka sa ilalim ng tubig at lumulubog ka, medyo mahirap kasi wala kang hangin. Yun lang yung tricky part. Buhay pa naman ako (laughs). Without doing anything under water I can probably hold my breath for a minute and 30 seconds to two minutes, ganun. When you panic kasi yun yung required sa eksena medyo mahirap na. Yun yung isa sa mahirap sa eksena sa Goyo," he shared.
The Berocca celebrity ambassador said their out-of-town shoot was also a different kind of challenge altogether. "Madaming mahirap na scene, yung mga shooting location lang namin up in the mountains mahirap na kasi mga 4x4 lang nakakaangat tapos pagdating sa taas inuulan pa kami. Magulo at mahirap yun," he added.
Apart from Goyo, Paulo is also busy filming Kasal with Bea Alonzo and Derek Ramsay. "Malapit na rin matapos yung film. I think it's coming out either late this quarter or early next quarter so malapit na rin. The film shows a very modern relationship. Laging with complications pero ito medyo iniba lang nila ng konti. Linagyan nila ng konting twists para mag-adapt sa time natin ngayon and at the same time para maiba," he said.
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