<script async src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js"></script> <!-- Showbiz Portal Bottom 1 300x250, created 10/15/10 --> <ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display:inline-block;width:300px;height:250px" data-ad-client="ca-pub-1272644781333770" data-ad-slot="2530175011"></ins> <script> (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); </script>
Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Jan 25, 2018

Andre Paras Doesn't Mind Playing Support To Ruru Madrid In 'Sherlock Jr.' Even If He Has Played A Lead Role Before In 'That's My Amboy'

ANDRE PARAS has played the lead and title role before in the primetime drama, “That’s My Amboy”, but he now plays a supporting role in “Sherlock Jr.” as Ruru Madrid’s best friend and in “Sirkus” as a circus performer in the story where Mikoy Morales is the leading man. How does he feel about it?

“Okay lang, no problem,” he says. “Basta ang maganda, tuloy-tuloy ang trabaho ko. And I’m happy kasi tatlo ang regular shows ko ngayon. Aside from ‘Sherlock Jr.’ and ‘Sirkus’, kasama rin ako sa ‘Sunday PinaSaya’ every weekend.”

Because of his busy sked, he had to forego his college studies for a while. “Siempre, priority ko muna ang trabaho ko. I tape for ‘Sherlock Jr.’ tuwing Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Kung Tuesday, I tape for ‘Sirkus’. Saturdays and Sundays naman are reserved for rehearsals namin sa ‘Sunday PinaSaya’ and the actual show the next day.”

It sounds like a very tiring schedule. “It surely is, but I’m not complaining kasi gustong-gusto ko naman ang mga ginagawa ko. Magrereklamo lang siguro kung hindi na ako enjoy sa work ko. Eventually, babalik din ako sa college and I want to take up film directing as I also like to try working behind the camera.”

His brother Kobe was home for the holidays but is now back in his studies in California where he’s also pursuing a career in basketball. “He enjoyed his vacation here, but he’s now back in the U.S. as he really wants to pursue having a career in the NBA there.”