After the long wait, Ruru Madrid will finally be launched as a major leading man in GMA-7’s next big offering, the soap opera titled, Let the Love Begin opposite Gabbi Garcia.
“Of course I’m very happy about it. Gabbi and I actually didn’t expect this. Our love team started in My Destiny and the two of us also top-billed the initial episode of Seasons of Love. I guess we have good on-screen chemistry. The warm reception of the fans proved to be very encouraging. Due to that, the management saw our potential.
“I’m really grateful to GMA for this huge break they’re giving me and Gabbi. That’s why we promise to do our best to make the show a hit. We want our launching vehicle to become a success. Gabbi and I want to be worthy of GMA’s trust,” Ruru says.
The good-looking lad is confident with his latest offering.
“Well, GMA is leaving no stones unturned, so to speak, to ensure its success. For one, this is the boob tube version of the hit film of the same title years ago which starred Richard Gutierrez and Angel Locsin. I think that’s a good head start. The viewers have strong recall of the plot already.
“Plus we are given very good support: from our director Ms. Gina Alajar to our co-stars, the likes of Mr. Ariel Rivera, Ms. Donita Rose, Ms. Gladys Reyes, Ms. Gina Pareño and from what I heard, Ms. Ai Ai delas Alas! Yes, this will serve as her comeback project as a Kapuso and I’m proud that it’s in our show. Surrounded by this great pool of talent, I’m sure Gabbi and I will learn a lot. This early, I’m simply excited!”
With this positive development, some quarters say that compared to his fellow Protégé batch mate Jeric Gonzales who was crowned male winner, their mother studio is obviously giving him better breaks. The latter has yet to get a lead role.
“Maybe I’m just lucky or it’s just my time. I’m certain that GMA has good plans for Jeric as well. As for me, I vow to do my best in order not to disappoint all those who believe in me.”
Ruru stresses that there is no rivalry between him and Jeric.
“Oh, on the contrary, we’re friends! Even if we don’t see each other that often, we’re okay. Jeric is a kind guy. In fact, I’m happy for him because it’s not only in acting where he concentrates now but singing as well. I think it’s a good career move. Actually, I’m hoping that we’ll be given a chance to work together in the coming days…”
The appealing lad has just graduated from high school and he plans to take up a course in Filmmaking.
“I’m happy and proud to be able to receive my diploma. It’s one thing I promised my parents. Even though it was a tough act to juggle my time between showbiz and education, I was able to do it. It feels great!
“With regards to my choice of a film course in College, perhaps, I was greatly inspired by all the directors I’ve worked with. There’s Ms. Joyce Bernal, Maryo J. Delos Reyes and Pepe Diokno to name some. It’s awesome to watch them do their job. Eventually, apart from being an actor, I also plan to branch out into directing so I think it’s a good start,” says Ruru.