Paulo Avelino not focused on awards


By on 8:02 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Getting acting awards isn’t really the end goal for actor Paulo Avelino. What's more important, he said, is to deliver compelling performances that viewers would always remember.

This is what Avelino told Push.com.ph when asked if he thinks his performance in the Metro Manila Film Festival entry “Shake, Rattle & Roll XIV” is worthy of an award.

“For me I’m not really vying for awards, but I just want to do great films, magagandang teleserye, magagandang pelikula. Para sa akin masaya na ako pag kampante ako sa sarili ko,” said Avelino, who won a Best Actor trophy from the Gawad Urian for his performance in the indie movie "Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa."

Avelino, who gets reunited with his friends from the Kapuso network in the movie, said he is very proud at what they have done in the horror film as a whole.

The actor said he is really glad that he could portray a different character in this movie after drawing raves for his villainous turn in the phenomenal ABS-CBN series “Walang Hanggan.”

“I don’t want to be stuck in one character. Kumbaga may bagong oportunidad na mag-portray ng bagong karakter, gagawin ko,” he explained.

After this movie project, Avelino hinted that he wants to do another project where he will portray the role of a serial killer.