Although he had never really been totally out of the limelight, Carlo Aquino admits he never expected a big resurgence in his acting career after playing the role of Jessie in Meet Me in St. Gallen earlier this year.
“Hindi ko na-expect. Kasi unang una hindi naman ako nag-e-expect di ba? Pero lagi akong nag-wo-work hard kasi mahal ko yung ginagawa ko, gusto ko itong ginagawa ko. Feeling ko nabiyayaan lang din ako ng Panginoon,” he told PUSH.
The 32-year-old actor revealed there was a time in his life when he did consider walking away from showbiz for good.
“Merong ganun pero siyempre kung mahal mo talaga yung ginagawa mo ipaglalaban mo naman eh. So yun yung ginawa ko. At saka nung bumalik kasi ako sa ABS-CBN nung 2012 nag-dire-diretso na rin ako,” he said.
Apart from his upcoming movie Exes Baggage, there is an even greater interest in Carlo’s personal life since he admitted to being single again and has been spending more and more time with ex-girlfriend Angelica Panganiban who is also his latest leading lady and has earned them the nickname “#CarGel.”
During the recent ABS-CBN trade launch event, Carlo admitted he is still getting used to all the renewed interest in him.
“Hindi ko alam eh, sa kanila galing ito eh. Naninibago rin ako sa mga nangyayari sa akin eh. May stylist na ako, may glam team na ako. Pero siyempre kailangan mo mag-evolve eh, kailangan mo i-accept kung ano yung mga changes na nangyayari sa career mo so ini-enjoy ko. Pag nakikita mo ako sa labas naka-white shirt, jeans. Ganun pa din naman ako. Pag may mga event lang. Kasi dati hindi talaga ako nag-aayos eh. Mag-po-polo shirt lang ako. Eh sila rin naman tinulungan nila ako para mag-iba itsura ko (laughs),” he remarked.
Because of his boyish good looks, we couldn’t help but ask when his secret to eternal youth really is and he gamely replied, “Hindi ko alam (laughs). Happy lang? Happy. Lagi lang ako masaya.”