Zaijian Jaranilla will play the titular role in Star Cinema’s upcoming movie “Boyette” — and he is thrilled about it!
Zaijian began in the industry as a child star, and was popular for his remarkable character as Santino in the 2009 teleserye “May Bukas Pa." On the show, he was an orphan boy who can communicate with Jesus Christ and calls him “Bro."
In a digital conference with members of the media today, October 13, Zaijian explained how incredibly different Boyette is from Santino.
He said, “Sobrang laki po ng pinagkaiba ni Santino kay Boyette. Iba ‘yung image ko noong si Santino ako noon, kumpara mo kay Boyette na teenager na, na siyempre madaming pinagdadaanan. And sobrang relatable po ng movie na ‘to sa mga kabataan ngayon kasi hindi lang si Boyette ‘yung nakakaramdam ng ganung problema. Sobrang family-oriented po nito.”
Zaijian, who is now 19-years-old, also shared that he wants to show people that he can take on a variety of characters, too.
“Sobrang interesting po ng [movie], saka gusto ko din pong maalis ‘yung image ko dati, na Santino na kinapitan ng mga tao, gusto ko rin makita nila na kaya ko rin gumawa ng ibang roles,” he said. “Gusto ko rin po siyempreng ma-challenge ‘yung sarili ko and I’m so happy po na nabigyan ako ng ganitong opportunity.”
Director Jumbo Albano said that Boyette’s character is “complicated” and “relatable."
“Complicated ‘yung character ni Boyette eh. Makulit siya, marami siyang pangarap sa buhay, but at the same time, sobrang grounded niya. ‘Pag napanood mo ‘yung pelikula, maiintindihan mo siya kung bakit niya ginagawa ‘yung mga bagay-bagay. May pinaggagalingan siyang puso, may pinanggagalingan siyang pain,” he said.
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