Paulo Avelino candidly said that he expects to be bashed by some viewers—especially by numerous fans of Jadine (the James Reid and Nadine Lustre love team).
The actor will be joining the ABS-CBN primetime teleserye On The Wings of Love (OTWOL) to add “excitement” to the love story of Clark (James) and Leah (Nadine).
“Hindi naman talaga maiiwasan ‘yon. Minsan nadadala talaga tayo sa mga nakikita natin, lalo na sa mga characters sa TV,” Paulo said during the pocket presscon for his inclusion in OTWOL, this Tuesday, November 24.
“Kahit naman ako sa mga napapanood kong show, pag may sumisingit or kapag may tingin mong may threat [naiinis ako].”
However, the 27-year-old actor clarified that he is not out to ruin the closeness of James and Nadine in real life, but to be a threat to the relationship of their onscreen characters.
“Ma-threaten siguro si Lea at si Clark sa show, pero not their [real-life closeness].
“Alam naman nating they're good friends and hindi naman ako nandun para sirain ang pagkakaibigan nila.
“Pero regarding the show, siyempre, I’ll be coming in as a threat.”
This being said, Paulo has a message for Jadine fans, some of whom reacted positively to his addition to the primetime teleserye.
“To the Jadine fans, thank you so much for the welcome.
“Don’t worry I’m here as an actor. Baka kainisan [ako] sa show. I’m here to add excitement. I’m here to inspire.”
Paulo will portray Simon, the big boss in an advertising company, who has the charisma to effortlessly make every girl swoon over him.
However, this charisma does not seem to work on Leah, an employee in the company that Simon manages.
ON NADINE. Since his character will add spice to the love story of the newly engaged characters played by James and Nadine, Paulo was asked how he finds his leading lady.
“Her beauty is very Pinay, and I’m actually very attracted to Pinay-looking girls,” he said with a grin.
Asked to describe Nadine on the set, Paulo said, “As a colleague sa set, very professional.
“’Yan yung maganda sa mga younger generation of actresses ngayon, most of them, if not all, are very professional.”
He also described how his character would enter Leah’s life.
“I think it would because these are two [Clark and Leah] very young people nagkarelasyon, kumbaga engaged na…
“Sa mga ganitong relasyon sa tingin ko parang kulang lagi ang maturity, so siguro yung maturity ni Simon, not just a boss, but bilang mas matanda siya kay Lea, yun ang trait o quality na makikita ni Lea na pwedeng ma-attract siya.”