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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Jun 2, 2013

Tween Star Julian Trono, No Longer A Boy, But Not Yet A Man

JULIAN TRONO is in transition, no longer a child but not yet a full grown man. At 15, he now plays his first grown up role in “Anna Karenina”, which starts airing tonight after “24 Oras”. He plays the leading man of Krystal Reyes, but he’s also still in the Saturday kiddie show, “Tropang Potchi”, where he’s been a member of the cast for several years now.

“Hindi pa naman po nila ako pinapaalis doon,” he says. “So sabi ko, I’ll just stay there until such time na hindi na nila ako kailangan. Kasama ko rin po doon si Bianca Umali, na nasa ‘Mga Basang Sisiw’ cast naman po ngayon.”

He stands 5’5” and his wish is to gain a few more inches, just like his male co-stars in “Anna Karenina”, Derrick Monasterio and Hiro Peralta (formerly Magalona), who are both tall at 5’10”. He’s also the youngest among them but he’s he one chosen to reprise the role of Dingdong Dantes in the original “Anna Karenina”. “Nakaka-pressure kasi idol ko si Kuya Dingdong. I hope magampanan ko ng tama ang role ko.”

Just like Dingdong, Julian is also a good dancer and he’s one of the “pambato” of “Party Pilipinas” when it comes to dancing. He felt sad when the show was axed but he’s hoping he’ll be included in the show that will replace it on June 16, said to be “Sunday All Stars”.