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Paulo Avelino reacts to the low MMFF turnout this year: ‘Medyo hirap na rin yung industriya’

‘Marry Me Marry You’ actor Paulo Avelino is optimistic about the return of films to cinemas this year.

BY
Rhea Manila Santos

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

FRESH SCOOPS

01/05/2022 09:42 AM
Paulo Avelino reacts to the low MMFF turnout this year: ‘Medyo hirap na rin yung industriya’
Photo credits to @pauavelino on Instagram

Even with the reportedly low turnout at the box office of the recent Metro Manila Film Festival, actor Paulo Avelino said he is still optimistic that things can only get better for the local entertainment industry in the coming year.

“We eventually have to start from somewhere. It’s hard to get people back in cinemas especially with the new variant out. But we really have to start from somewhere and it saddens me na ang hirap pa rin mag-convince ng tao na manuod sa sinehan pero safety muna ng mga kababayan natin. It’s nice also that they started viewings in the cinemas kasi parang it could help the people go back to the cinemas and hopefully it could help the film industry in the long run dahil medyo hirap na rin yung industriya natin. But I’m happy how it turned out,” he shared during the Marry Me Marry You Finale media conference last January 4. 

READ: Paulo Avelino reveals dating Janine Gutierrez in the past: ‘Parang nasaktan ako’


With his lighthearted rom-com series now on its last three-week run, Paulo admitted he will surely miss his leading lady Janine Gutierrez as well as the rest of the cast in the show.

“Siguro mami-miss ko yung kulitan, yung palagi ko na lang siya hinahanap kasi siya na lang yung hinihintay sa set. And yung sabay-sabay kaming kumakain as a cast. I’m grateful for being given the chance to work with a beautiful cast with so many young talented actors. Of course with a rock star as well. I’m just grateful that I’ve been given the chance. I think I didn’t just learn about craft but I learned about life even more kaya salamat,” he shared.

READ: Is Paulo Avelino the marrying type? ‘I’m always open for marriage’ 

After taking a holiday break last month, Paulo also shared how he spent his Christmas and New Year celebrations.

“Finally after two years nakabalik na rin ng Baguio. So I spent it in Baguio with family. Intimate lang din. Residente ako so puwede naman ako bumalik. It was really cold but during the Christmas season it kept on raining. So namamatay lagi yung bonfire namin,” he said.

Marry Me Marry You : Merrily Ever After? Ang Huling Tatlong Linggo is on weeknights 8:40 pm on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, A2Z Channel 11, TV5, and Jeepney TV. Also available on iWantTFC, TFC and WeTV iflix.