NEWBIE. McDo's lovable "kuya" Kenneth Paul Cruz joins cast of Hiram na Alaala

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Kenneth Paul Cruz, who first captured TV viewers' hearts as the lovable "kuya" in that memorable TV ad, is now a proud Kapuso. He joins the cast of the latest GMA- teleserye, Hiram na Alaala.


Pinasok na ng commercial model na si Kenneth Paul Cruz ang pag-aartista pagkatapos siyang makilala sa McDonald’s commercial kunsaan inaasikaso niya ang kanyang “kuya” na isang special child.

Ang tawag na nga kay Kenneth ng mga nakakakilala sa kanya ay “si Kuya” dahil sa malakas na impact ng commercial na iyon.

“I can say that it’s the biggest commercial I did.

“Ever since I was 4th year high school, I’ve been doing many commercials na.

“I did Globe, Sun Cellular [with John Lloyd Cruz], Western Union [with Vic Sotto], Ladies Choice, RC Cola, Nathaniel’s, and Bioderm.

“Yung McDonald’s ang pinakamalaki kasi nakilala nila ako dahil sa magandang message nung commercial,” kuwento pa ni Kenneth nang ma-interview siya ng PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) sa press launch ng GMA-7 primetime series na Hiram na Alaala.

Dahil sa popularid ng nasabing commercial at sa kurot-pusong mensahe nito, marami ang nag-aabang kung magkakaroon ito ng sequel. Yun din ang inaasam ni Kenneth dahil marami raw naka-relate sa commercial na iyon na tungkol sa magkapatid.

“Hopefully magkaroon, kasi marami ang gustong makaalam kung ano pa ang nangyayari sa amin ni Kuya.

“Sana matulad sa nangyari sa McDonald’s commercial ni Lolo at ni Karen. Nakailang versions iyon and it was very successful.

“Sana nga mangyari iyon sa amin ni Kuya. I'm keeping my fingers crossed,” ngiti pa niya.

FULL-FLEDGED KAPUSO. Pumirma ang 19-year old newbie ng kontrata with GMA Artist Center at una siyang sinama sa teleserye ni Marian Rivera na Carmela. Ngayon ay kasama siya sa cast ng Hiram na Alaala bilang si Chris na nakakabatang kapatid ni Joseph played by Rocco Nacino.

“Yung pagsama ko sa Carmela, parang screen test muna para sa akin.

“They want to see if okey na ako para sa teleserye.

“Noong pumasa naman ako, they gave me a role na in Hiram na Alaala.

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“I am happy to work again with Direk Dominic Zapata kasi he’s also our director in Carmela.

“This time, mas malaki ang role ko ngayon compared sa Carmela. Kaya medyo pressured tayo. I feel na parang first time ko ulit umarte sa TV.

“But Direk Dom is so nice to work with and pati na ang mga lagi kong nakakasama sa scenes like si Kris Bernal and Rocco Nacino.

“Very supportive sila and I enjoy myself working sa set parati.

“Lahat naman ng mga natutunan ko sa acting workshops namin with GMA Artists Center ay ina-apply ko.

“I also observe my co-actors on the set. Sa kanila rin ako nakakakuha ng iba’t ibang style sa pag-arte. Then I incorporate it sa mga alam ko na,” diin pa niya.

FULL SUPPORT OF PARENTS. Desidido na nga si Kenneth na ipagpatuloy ang showbiz at may blessing naman ito mula sa kanyang parents.

“My parents are very supportive. They make me decide on what I want kasi nasa tamang edad na ako to make decisions.

“Basta huwag ko lang daw kalimutan ang mga magagandang asal na tinuro nila sa akin. At maging professional tayo parati,” sabi pa niya.

Kasalukuyang 3rd year college nga si Kenneth sa GCIC (Global City Innovative College) taking up Hotel and Restaurant Management.

Pero kinailangan daw niyang mga LOA (leave of absence) dahil nagkaroon ng conflict sa taping at school schedule niya.

“Nito lang ako talaga nagkaroon ng problema kasi when we started taping, yung schedule namin is Monday, Wednesday, Friday. E, yun din ang schedule ng classes ko.

“So imbes na mamuro ako sa absent, I decided to take an LOA and just take up all my minor subjects next year para makabawas sa school load.

“Ayoko sanang mag-LOA pero maaapektuhan pareho, e. I have to sacrifice muna one thing and yung school muna.

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“At least, makakabalik pa naman ako anytime sa schoo. Pero itong mabigyan ka ng malaking teleserye na pang-primetime pa, minsan lang nangyayari ito sa tulad kong baguhan.

“Kaya trabaho muna tayo but I promise to finish school. Kahit na matagal akong matapos, basta makakatapos ako,” pangako ng binatilyo.

NO GIRLFRIEND. Walang magiging distraction si Kenneth sa kanyang career dahil wala itong girlfriend ngayon.

“My last relastionship was two years ago pa.

“So I am single ang ready to mingle.

“Pero wala naman akong balak na manligaw muna kasi I want to focus on work and then school.

“Kung okey na ang lahat, puwede na tayong mag-girlfriend ulit,” ngiti pa niya.

Hanggang crushes lang daw muna si Kenneth at kabilang nga sa mga crushes niya sa showbiz ay sina Liza Soberano, Bea Binene, at Kris Bernal.

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