Arjo Atayde answered honest questions from Enchong Dee in an intimate conversation which the latter described as having full of insights.
One of the questions Enchong raised was Arjo’s decision to almost quit showbiz last year.
According to Arjo, the deep pain he felt over the issues which shattered media giant ABS-CBN was what triggered him to almost quit as he was “too damaged” at that time.
“I was too damaged with the whole ABS thing. I was too damaged and people were asking for help and I couldn’t bear it. I was just in deep pain, you know? And until now, every time I think about it, I get emotional. How could I act if every time I am there, I’ll remember every single thing? You just have to man up, live with it day by day. You have to fight whatever’s there,” Arjo revealed.
But Arjo said he knew his home network would eventually come up with the solution in time.
“But if there’s a problem, there’s a solution. Maybe not today, but maybe next year, maybe next time. But there will be a solution to whatever problem there is. So I had to bear with it. But obviously, I’m not making it sound so dramatic because everyone was going through it, right? I’m a different person, ‘di ba? Kanya-kanyang pag-absorb ng problema,” Arjo said.
Reiterating what he felt, Arjo said what ABS-CBN went through “damaged him emotionally.”
“But to me, I was just totally damaged inside emotionally. But I didn’t want to speak online emotionally. I don’t know why. But I have got to give it to myself. Alanganin eh. You always have your guards up. There will always be lamang, that’s how it was. I just saw it dying slowly and I died with it. If they sink, I sink with them. I can’t do anything about it,” Arjo stated.
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Meanwhile, Arjo also shared how everything changed for him when he fell in love with Maine Mendoza.
“Number one, maturity. The goals. Yeah. It happened all of a sudden. When you just really know what you want in life, you know who you want to be with the person you love the most. You just know eh. It’s not something slow mo, but it’s something so real that it straightens you up all the way. So yeah, I think when you’re in love, I guess you become inspired and be a better person from there. Not try to be. Just be who you are, be good,” he said.