GMA-7 actor Ruru Madrid has just revealed that his sister Rere, whose full name is Athenah Merrique Madrid, will also be joining the showbiz industry soon.
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) and GMA News spoke with Ruru on July 27, at the Preview XXII event held in Bonifacio Global City.
The former Encantadia star was talking about his "I am a hero" statement shirt when he announced his sister's plan to join the Kapuso network.
The 19-year-old actor said guiding his siblings is his small way of being a hero.
"Sa family ko kasi like ako mismo, sa mga kapatid ko... ako yung eldest e so ako yung nagtturo kung paano ba dapat mabuhay dito sa atin.
"Yung sister ko, she's entering show business na rin so tinuturuan ko siya."
Ruru did not disclose his sister's first project. In the meantime, he rallies his fans to support Rere.
He said, "Right now di ko pa masabi kung saan siya papasok basta mapapanood niyo siya sa TV, hindi ko lang masabi kung saan."
Like most showbiz kuyas, Ruru admitted that he's a little worried about his sister's TV debut in the Kapuso network.
He explained, "For me, ayoko pa talaga kasi nga medyo mahirap talaga ang showbiz pero as long as she's doing her studies at the same time, basta 'wag niya lang itigil, okay lang yun."
The Kapuso teen heartthrob also added, "Basta gusto ko makita sa kanya na magiging love niya yung craft niya, magiging love niya yung pagiging aktor."
When asked if he's strict to his siblings, Ruru said, "Medyo, kahit na sa pananamit lang medyo conservative ako when it comes to girls, kahit na sa mga kapatid ko, ayoko sila nagsusuot ng maiiksi."
Is he also worried, in case his sister gets a lot of suitors?
Ruru quipped, "Nandito naman ako para saluhin muna yung mga [suitors]."