Fresh from the success of the drama series, Kahit Isang Saglit, where he portrayedthe role of Rocky, Jericho Rosales will now be seen in ABS-CBN's primetimeprogram, I Love Betty La Fea. He was introduced to the mediaduring a press conference held last January 15, 2009.
Jericho excitedly described his character namedAldo as a beautiful person both inside and out. There is one catch though: Aldois afflicted with a disability, which will hinder his ability to appreciateoutward beauty.
"Masyado ngang parang tinailor nila para sa kin.So, ganun siya, free-spirited surfer na mahilig sa music and medyo isolatedsiya ng konti because he owns an island. So, nandun lang siya with his jeans,with his shirt, minsan naka-paa. He's kind of rich pero humble guy, veryloving, simple, nature-loving ganun."
According to Echo, playing the character of Aldois a big challenge. "I love playing mga light characters. Parang for me,kunwari kasi puro drama ginagawa ko, puro serious ‘di ba? ‘Pag may opportunityako to play or mag guest sa isang show na medyo light, excited ako. Parang justrecently I guested sa Banana Split,so na-excite ako," he shared.
Aside from the character itself, Jericho feelshonored to be working alongside Bea Alonzo and John Lloyd Cruz. Echoimmediately dismissed the notion that his entry would intrude the popular loveteam of John Lloyd and Bea.
"It all depends on how I play the character andoptimistic naman ako tsaka positive ako when I play roles and characters and inreal life hindi naman talaga ko mahilig mang-intrude sa relasyon. I hope thepeople will love the character, not just the character, but kung paano nilabuuin yong situation nung tatlo. And from what I've read and what was explainedto me, it's kind of interesting and fun na hindi siya [Aldo] kaiinisan."
Echo also stressed that I Love Betty La Fea, to begin with, is not his show and that he isonly a guest who happens to clinch an important role.
"Betty La Fea is a Bea Alonzoshow, and I'm one of the new characters na papasok dun sa Betty La Fea, and I hate putting pressure on myself. Really, I'mjust happy to be included in the series," Echo pointed out.
NEW YORK BOUND. In the January 18 episode of The Buzz, RuffaGutierrez (who plays the role of Daniella in the TV series) explained that JohnLloyd will be gone for a month, which is why they introduced the character ofAldo.
"John Lloyd will be taping with with Vilma Santos in New York [and LuisManzano] for their upcoming movie for Star Cinema. Titingnan nila kung click siBea and Jericho Rosales," reveals Ruffa during the P.O.V. segment of the Sundayshowbiz-oriented talk show.
Earlier that day, during ASAP ‘09, John Lloyd (who plays Armando in theTV series) dismissed rumors saying that his character will be eliminated fromthe show. "Si Armando ang one great love ni Betty kaya di agad-agad siyamawawala," he points out.
During the noontime variety show, other newcharacters of Betty La Fea were introduced, namely Pops Fernandez, whoplays a kontrabida character named Paulina and Karylle, who plays the sister ofPaulina named Olivia. They also mentioned that Echo's character Aldo is anorphan who received real estate as part of his inheritance.
I Love Betty La Fea airs weeknights right after TV Patrol onABS-CBN.
With reports from Jocelyn Dimaculangan