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Paulo Avelino’s advice to young actors: ‘Don’t be afraid to accept a role’

2020 MMFF Best Actor Paulo Avelino shares how he hopes to inspire the next generation of actors.

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Rhea Manila Santos

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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01/01/2021 09:18 AM
Paulo Avelino’s advice to young actors: ‘Don’t be afraid to accept a role’
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After winning the Best Actor nod at this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival, Fan Girl star Paulo Avelino shared why his latest acting award is important not just for him, but for the younger generation of actors that he hopes to inspire to take on a more diverse range of roles.  

“Siguro this time there’s more mileage because MMFF is the biggest festival locally so I’m sure mas maraming reach, mas madaming tao nanunuod, mas madaming katulad ko na aktor or aktres na makakakita and ma-iinspire sila to not just accept roles like this, but look for the material that they haven’t done and that would challenge them. There’s a lot of reasons eh to be honest pero it’s validation na tama yung pagpili ko at paggawa ko nitong Fan Girl

At the same time, I also want to send a message to the young actors to be braver. Don’t be afraid to accept a role. Iba na yung panahon ngayon. Iba na yung pamamalakad ng maraming bagay so ano pa ang ikakatakot mo para tanggapin itong magandang pelikula. Minsan kasi nagiging hadlang yung stardom or image or yung gustong patunguhan nung bata. Nasa industriya tayo and we are actors, at the same time that the filmmakers are elevating their films, dapat sumabay din ang mga actors na sumabay din sila. Kumbaga sa Hollywood at sa Europe, hindi naman ganito yung mga artista nila. When they enter a role, it’s an acting job and yun yung dahil maganda yung gagawin. Sana ganun din yung maging outlook nung mga young actors natin,” he shared. 


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During his acceptance speech at the MMFF Gabi ng Parangal last December 27, the Fan Girl actor shared why he dedicated his award to his son with former girlfriend LJ Reyes. 

Dinedicate ko yung award kay Aki siguro kasi lahat naman ng ginagawa ko para sa taong minamahal ko. Hindi naman ako materialistic na tao, hindi naman mataas yung pangarap ko para sa sarili ko. So itong mga taong ito ang nagiging inspirasyon ko para magtrabaho. Kung wala sila malamang hindi na rin siguro ako umaarte ngayon or wala na rin akong ginagawa so kaya dinededicate ko yung award ko kay Aki,” he explained. 

Watch Fan Girl and other 2020 MMFF entries via Upstream.ph and the G Movies app.