After making a surprise entrance in the drama thriller series Flower of Evillast July, Paulo Avelino continues to impress audiences with his portrayal of Jacob Del Rosario in the Philippine remake of the popular South Korean series.
“I think one of the hardest parts of making this show also for the creatives is how to make it as Filipino as possible so it doesn’t feel like just an adaptation but a Filipino adaptation of Flower of Evil. I think everyone did a great job,” he said during the Flower of Evil finale presscon last October 4.
Even though he plays a darker role in the series as compared to his previous roles in shows like Marry Me, Marry You and Walang Hanggang Paalam, Paulo said he hopes people can be empowered to know what to do when it comes to mental health issues.
“I don’t think naman you can take away anything good from my character (laughs) but at the end of the day parang it boils down to mental health. Sana may mga tamang proseso at gamot tayo diyan. See a professional if you see or experience or someone near you is going through something like that,” he added.
Flower of Evil also marks his first project with fellow ABS-CBN leading man Piolo Pascual whom Paulo revealed was also an acting inspiration for him growing up.
“Masaya naman. Dati napapanuod ko lang si Papa P nung nasa elementary and high school ako. Pero parang it’s an achievement na yung mga hinahangaan mo dati, nagkakaroon ka ng oportunidad para makatrabaho sila at matuto sa kanila. Papa P naman is always young at heart and kaya niya sumabay sa mga bata or sa mga beterano. I learned a lot. Siguro ang pinaka takeaway ko kay Papa P is behind the camera is always about being humble,” he shared.
With the series wrapping up this week, Paulo revealed why he has yet to watch the show ever since they wrapped up taping earlier this year.
“Actually hindi ko pa siya napapanuod totally kasi ako yung type na gusto kong iniipon para kumpleto bago ko panuorin. Pero when we were watching the trailer for the finale, parang naalala ko lahat ng hirap, ng pagod, ng sunburn kasi ang init din sa location na yun,” he admitted.
Flower of Evil’s finale episodes will come out on October 8 and 9 and is available via Viu, the Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live and A2Z. The Philippine remake of the hit South Korean series is directed by by Darnel Villaflor and Richard Arellano It also stars Joross Gamboa, Agot Isidro, Joem Bascon, Denise Laurel, Epy Quizon, Rita Avila, Jett Pangan, Pinky Amador, and Joko Diaz.