The Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral sheds light on the rumor that Paulo Avelino will retire from showbiz soon after reports came out that he’s planning to take a break as soon as he’s finished taping for his latest soap, The General’s Daughter.
“I might be out for three days or one week or three months. I really want to take a break. I can’t say how long at this point. Let’s see,” he says.
Rumor has it he’s already getting married that’s why he’s considering this showbiz hiatus.
“That’s not true either. If it will happen, so be it. But as of now, I don’t see myself settling down with someone. There are still a lot guys out there who will tie the knot before me. Maybe, I’m aiming for a more balanced life. I want to be more relaxed now. I don’t want to get under pressure with my work schedule. I don’t want to be work with various projects all at the same time.”
He did the 2017 MMFF entry Ang Larawan side by side with his newest silver screen offering Goyo. He also tapes for the afternoon soap Asintado opposite Julia Montes and is about to begin with The General’s Daughter alongside Angel Locsin.
“That’s why after my show with Angel, I intend to rest for a while. I want a slower pace this time. I realized that it’s important to balance your personal side with the professional. All these years, I think that’s what I lack. I worked and worked to the point that I forgot to rest in-between,” avers Paulo.
Some are curious if he actually got inspired by John Lloyd Cruz who is currently on an indefinite leave from the ‘biz.
“Honestly, I admire him. At his peak, he was able to come up with such decision. Imagine he stepped back totally from something which he loves dearly. But I’m pretty sure he’s going to come back in the coming days. I heard he watched entries in the recently-concluded Cinemalaya and Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino. From there you can see that he still supports the film industry.”
Speaking of his latest silver screen offering Goyo, Paulo states that he is under pressure as to its performance at the tills. Everyone knows that its predecessor, Heneral Luna was a huge hit.
“I really want the movie to make money so that the team would no longer look for a sponsor or who will produce the next project. This is really an ambitious venture. Our director, Jerold Tarog wants to complete the three films so that the public would further understand the timeline. It’s really a depiction of what really happened in the past. I hope Goyo will also make money,” ends Paulo.
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Pops Fernandez doesn’t deny that at present, she is loveless but is just okay with it.
“Honestly, it’s been a while since I last entertained suitors. I’m not worried though,” she states.
But this doesn’t mean she’s already closing her door to the possibility of finding a new love in the future.
“Oh yes! I’m not saying that I don’t want to be in a relationship in the coming days but at this point, I’m just happy doing things on my own. I guess, apart from that, I’m very much okay taking care of my sons Robin and Ram at this point.’’
“You know, even if my boys are already grown-ups, I still take care of them like any normal mom. They have their sets of friends and so do I. I go out with my pals from time to time. I enjoy those moments and I think, that’s what matters, right?”
Interestingly, what characteristics does she look for in a guy?
“Actually, I don’t look for them, they better look for me. Ha-ha-ha! That’s my current stand.”
The be-dimpled singer-actress-host believes that true love will just knock at her door.
“Well, it will just come my way. If it’s already the right one, I’ll figure it out. I admit that when I was young, I also dreamt of the ideal guy-—I have all these qualities in mind. But as years went by, I realized that it depends on who will click with you. It’s important that the spark is there!” she avers.
It seems that apart from love life, Pops is also taking a respite from her showbiz career. Many are already missing her appear in grand concerts like she used to.
“I’m not really forgetting my singing career. As I’ve said, I’m just concentrating on other things. Everyone knows that I entered show business at a rather young age. Perhaps now, I just want to enjoy those things that I missed when my career was at its prime. I love the fact that I have more time now for my family. I can also venture into various businesses and travel.”
Being local entertainment’s Concert Queen, the witty star admits she also misses singing.
“Every so often, I can still do that. But not the concert type, huh! I haven’t done such stuff for a long time. I guess, there’s the pressure if I can still mount something like that until now.”
For some time now, Pops is already okay working behind the scene like producing concerts for fellow artists.
“It’s good because I learn a lot on the business side. Apart from that, it helps me feel like I’m still part of the ‘biz and have the opportunity to help fellow artists, right? I also get to think of concepts which is both challenging and fulfilling,” she points out.
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