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Paulo Angeles on playing the lead in ‘Me & Mrs. Cruz’: ‘Natakot ako nung nakita ko yung script’

‘Ampalaya Chronicles: Me & Mrs. Cruz’ actor Paulo Angeles talks about the pressure of playing the younger man in the new iWant series. 

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Rhea Manila Santos

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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03/25/2021 11:34 AM
Paulo Angeles on playing the lead in ‘Me & Mrs. Cruz’: ‘Natakot ako nung nakita ko yung script’
Photo credit: @mpauloangeles Instagram

After being part of the soap Ang Sa Iyo Ay Akin, Paulo Angeles said he was very happy to accept the lead role in the iWant digital series Ampalaya Chronicles: Me & Mrs. Cruz where he plays the role of a young delivery man who falls in love with an older woman played by Ina Raymundo. 

“I feel blessed kasi kahit na pandemic nagtutuloy tuloy pa rin. May mga kilala akong matagal ng hindi nagkakaroon so blessed pa rin and sana tuloy tuloy sa ating lahat. Actually sana lahat magka-work. Yun kasi yung pinaka kailangan ngayon eh. Madaming nawalan ng trabaho. Maraming naghahanap ng trabaho. Ito pang pandemic madaming nagawa sa tao. So sana lahat ng artista, lahat ng staff, magkatrabaho,” he said.

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During their lock-in shoot earlier this year, Paulo admits his role as a spoken word performer in the series was the most challenging part of the project for him. “Alam ng lahat na na-pressure ako sa poetry. Unang una malalalim yung words. Hindi ko siya pangkaraniwan na ginagamit.

Halos hindi nga ako makatulog eh. Pressure siya pero nung nandun na sa set hindi ko alam kung paano biglang pumasok na lang sa utak ko lahat ng words. Basta ako ginawa ko, binasa ko na lang siya ng binasa paulit ulit tapos triny ko siyang i-recite. Ayun nung nasa set, mas maganda pala kung hindi mo iisipin yung mga words. Mas maganda pala kung yung buong body mo gumagana tapos kusa na lang siyang lalabas sa bibig mo,” he explains. 

READ: Paulo Angeles admits he’s open to dating older women: ‘Wala akong pake kung mas matanda or mas bata’

As self-confessed perfectionist, Paulo said he really wanted to do his best in his latest project. “Sa totoo lang natakot ako nung nakita ko yung script. Pag nag-wo-work kasi ako mukhang stressed kasi minsan sobrang nag-hyper focus ako kasi ayokong ma-disappoint sila. Ganun yung lagi kong thinking. Pini-pressure ko yung sarili ko kasi gusto ko gawin yung pinaka kaya ko and lagi kong ginagawa best ko. Kung magkamali man ako, at least may matututunan ako,” he admitted.

Me & Mrs Cruz will be available for free on the iWant app (iOs and Android) and iwant.ph starting March 26.

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