Wala sa interes ni Paul Soriano ang pag-aartista, pero hindi niya isinasarado ang kanyang pinto sa posibilidad na umarte.
Bukod sa pagiging asawa ni Toni Gonzaga, nasa dugo talaga ni Paul ang showbiz.
Anak siya ng direktor na si Jeric Soriano at apo ng veteran actor na si Nestor de Villa.
Maaga raw namulat si Paul sa TV-film production dahil sumasama siya sa lolo at ama niya noong bata pa siya kapag nagtatrabaho ang mga ito.
“Taping ang playground ko. A lot of my friends in showbiz when I was growing up was Tita Nida [Blanca] Tita Delia [Razon], Tito Dolphy…” lahad ni Paul sa press conference ng Mañanita, ang pelikulang idinirek niya at pinagbibidahan ni Bela Padilla. Ipapalabas ito sa mga sinehan simula December 4, 2019.
“I grew up with these actors.
“Yung barkada ng lolo ko naging barkada ko rin, so when I started [working as director] I didn’t really know who the younger showbiz stars, pero I know the veterans, so that was an experience for me.”
Sabi pa ni Paul, “I guess I’m just uncomfortable.
“I’m comfortable behind the camera.
“If I really wanted to get into acting, I probably would have done it already, so probably I really have no interest in it.”
Gayunpaman, hindi raw niya tinutuldukan ang pag-arte.
“I haven’t been offered a role that I would like to take a risk, but I’ll never say never.
“I’m the type of person who also wants to take crazy risks.
“But right now, my voice, my passion is behind the camera, telling the actors what to do, collaborating with the actors, writing films, writing stories, producing.
“That’s where I feel at home…”
Tinanong din si Paul kung willing ba siyang umarte sa pelikula kasama ang asawang si Toni.
“We’re working everyday on our marriage,” pabirong sagot ng 38-year-old na direktor.
“Again, I don’t wanna say never say never, but I don’t think that’s in the pipeline, whatsoever.
“I directed her na.”
Noong 2009, nagbida sa pelikula si Toni na idinirek ni Paul, ang A Journey Home.
“I actually love producing for her because she has a lot of interesting concepts, ideas, so think we found our professional relationship as producer-actor.
“We really play such big roles in our personal lives we just wanna keep it as personal as possible.”
Ilan sa mga idinirek na pelikula ni Paul ay mga sumusunod: Thelma (2011) na pinagbidahan ni Maja Salvador; Transit (2013) ni Jasmine Curtis; Siargao (2017) nina Erich Gonzales at Jericho Rosales; at First Love (2018) nina Bea Alonzo at Aga Muhlach.