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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.

Dec 11, 2015

TJ Trinidad Plays The Sinister Owner Of An Antique Shop Who Bedevils All The Characters In 'Buy Now Die Later'

TJ TRINIDAD plays a very challenging role in the Metro Filmfest entry, “Buy Now Die Later”, as Santi, a mysterious antique shop owner who entices all the characters in the movie to buy something in return. Vhong Navarro, Rayver Cruz, Lotlot de Leon, John Sweet Lapus and Alex Gonzaga all get something from him to be more successful in their respective life and career, without knowing that they will have to pay a price for this.

“Parang equivalent ng demonyo ang role ko dahil tinutukso ko silang magkasala and, in return, may kukunin ako sa kanila,” he says. “Our director, Randolph Longjas, used prosthetic make up on me para maging mas convincing ako sa role. And not only that, iba-iba ang atake ng acting ko while trying to convince each of the characters to get an item from me.”

Direk Randolph says the role was first offered to another actor who begged off. “We’re glad si TJ ang nakuha namin kasi he turned out to be perfect for the role, which is very important in the story kasi he’s the one who links all the characters. Kuhang-kuha niya lahat ng requirement sa role ni Santi. Pam-best supporting actor siya as Santi in ‘Buy Now Die Later’.”

TJ is also in the rom-com starring Glaiza de Castro, “Sleepless”. On TV, he’s never without an assignment on GMA-7, doing one soap after another like “Borrowed Wife”, “Strawberry Lane”, “The Rich Man’s Daughter” and “Princess in the Palace”. “Suking-suki rin ako sa ‘Magpakailanman’,” he says. “I just appeared in the episode last Saturday, ‘Binihag na Kasambahay’, with Kim Rodriguez.”