After his controversial departure from ABS-CBN in 2005 due to disagreements between his party and the network’s management, Hero Angeles returned once again to the Kapamilya network last Sunday, February 22, as part of “ASAP’s” 20th anniversary celebration. The actor who rose to fame after being hailed as th eStar Circle Quest Grand Questor, performed alongside the other “SCQ” finalists at the Mall of Asia Arena. (His guest appearance in the show will be aired next Sunday, March 1.)
In an exclusive interview with Push.com.ph, Hero could not hide his joy to be back on “ASAP” after a decade. The “SCQ” alumnus was reminiscing as he got to meet old friends in the biz once again. “Masaya kasi ano eh 10 years ago pa ako nong last nag-’ASAP’ so parang sobrang the reunion talaga ng halos lahat ‘yung iba nakita ko nakatrabaho kobefore. ‘Yung iba bagong mukha na rin para sa akin, ‘yung mga kabataan na talaga,” he said.
The actor stressed that he had no hesitations at all when he was asked to guest in the anniversary special despite taking a hiatus from showbiz. “Nag-yes agad kasi nga nong nalaman ko noon kasi nga 20 years na eh, ‘yung huli kong ‘ASAP,’ ‘ASAP’ ‘05 pa yata. Nag-go agad ako kasi sabi ko parang sabi ng ASAP sa amin parang lahat halos ng nag-’ASAP’ before parang nandito, sopara na ring bonding ulit na makatrabaho ulit. Ito ‘yung mga tao sa likod ng camera bukod na rin don sa mga artista na rin.”
Hero is currently dedicating his time to painting and arts. “Kakagaling ko lang ng Iligan City, kakatapos lang nong show ko, nag-art gallery exhibit ako. Ibang artist naman ibang side naman, painting, iba-iba pero related lahat sa canvas, sa paper ganon sa prints and colors kumbaga ibang definition naman ng artist para sa akin tinuloy ko rin lang ‘yung dati ko kasi before nag-stop nong nag-showbiz so parang tinuloy lang din,” he relayed.
The actor is a graduate of Fine Arts and he is now utilizing it to earn a living. “Application lang din ng ginawa ko, iba’t iba rin ‘yung ginagawa ko parang painting, tapos freelance.”
Besides painting, Hero is also now involved in marketing. He is set to travel to Italy this March for training. “Ano naman ito parang isa sa mga training management, training marketing management, training-related naman sa business.”
Now that he has a chance to be in the spotlight again, is he planning to return to showbiz?“Oo naman kasi ano siya eh kumbaga isa sa mga first love ko rin kaya after nong mag-aral ako, ito ‘yung isa sa mga ginawa ko so babalik at babalikan ko rin, feeling ko eh, kasi kahit saan ako lumusot don din papunta,” he replied.
If ever he gets the opportunity to get a project at the Kapamilya network, Hero hopes to play a challenging role to test his capability as an actor. “’Yung before ‘yung naiwan kong roles love teams ganyan siguro iba naman mga offbeat roles ‘yung [gusto kong gawin], mga hindi ko pa talaga nagawa or kontrabida roles,” he stated.
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