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Arjo on getting praise for portraying autistic character: ‘I am humbled’

“I can’t explain how much I appreciate it.”

Rhovin Maglaqui
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Rhovin Maglaqui

9/6/2019 in News
Arjo on getting praise for portraying autistic character: ‘I am humbled’

Audiences are praising Arjo Atayde for his portrayal of an autistic character in “The General’s Daughter!”

On the primetime teleserye’s September 4 episode, Arjo's character Elai broke down after belatedly realizing that his Papang, who is played by Emilio Garcia, has died after being shot by an unknown assailant. 

The scene touched a lot of people who noted how genuine the actor’s performance was.

In a Twitter post yesterday, September 5, Arjo wrote this about the audience's feedback, "Your comments are overwhelming! Got emotional as I read through comments last night. I can’t explain how much I appreciate it."

“I love you all thank you so so so much. I am humbled and because of your love, I will not stop learning! Cheers!” the actor said. 

 

 

To prepare for his role, Arjo met with people diagnosed with autism to learn the proper way of portraying them for the teleserye. The Autism Society Philippines has since praised him for his exceptional performance.

Before doing “The General’s Daughter,” Arjo starred in “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” and “Hanggang Saan.” He was also a part of the 2017 epic fantasy film “Ang Panday.”

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