Industria: An Unfiltered Look At Goyo’s Paulo Avelino
Paulo Avelino in his own words
With less than a month before Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral premieres in Philippine cinemas, you can bet that the cast is working double time to market this follow up to the critically and publicly acclaimed General Luna. And right at the front and center of everything is Paulo Avelino: actor, heartthrob and on-camera chameleon.
He first caught our attention in StarStruck: The Next Level and quickly stole our hearts as Simon Evangelista in On The Wings Of Love. And when he took his singing chops out in public in Ang Larawan, we were hooked. But whatever you feel about him, you can’t deny you know his name—or at the very least, his face.
Born on May 13, 1988 (sorry, Pau), this multi-awarded actor has gotten praise from all around. He’s garnered several awards for his leading and supporting roles over the years, including a Gawad Urian Award and a Filipino Reader’s Choice Award. Not to mention Lea Salonga earlier this year claimed that he’d be “one of the greatest” as he continues to grow in his acting career.
If you’re a fan of #PauloAvelino, I urge you to watch his stellar performance in #AngLarawan. He doesn’t sing as well as the others, but his acting! He will be one of the greatest as he continues to grow!!! Congrats!!!
— Lea Salonga (@MsLeaSalonga) December 29, 2017
Only time will tell if Lea’s claim will become truth one day, but Paulo Avelino’s role as Gen. Gregorio del Pilar is sure to test out this theory. After all, acting in a historical movie is no joke—especially when there’s so much yet not enough research to be absorbed and internalized. But hey, things look good so far.
On a somewhat unrelated note, Paulo Avelino looks A+ in a uniform. Then again, who is he beyond it and characters he plays so well? Not a lot of us know, because unlike many of his colleagues, Paulo doesn’t say much beyond a script. He’s been very careful not to overstep and getting a glimpse of a candid Pau is a rarity—but one that’s worth the find.
Unfiltered, Paulo Avelino is a gamer with embedded-in-his-memory codes to boot. A sense of humor is evident, but a seriousness and hope that cannot be denied no matter how casual the setting may be.
Don’t believe us? See for yourself; a lot becomes obvious when you give a man a pen, some paper and a few minutes to be himself.
You can see a lot more of Paulo on Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral when it premieres in Philippine cinemas on September 5, 2018. No shame, we’ll be in line too.
Art Alexandra Lara