It’s hard to remember a time before Zanjoe Marudo became one of the most sought-after leading men in the entertainment industry. But that’s fine, because we don’t want to!
Since making his TV debut on “Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition 1” in 2006, Zanjoe has cemented his place in showbiz with a slew of film and television projects showing the actor’s versatility. Among Zanjoe’s major achievements was his 2017 Emmy nomination for "Best Performance by an Actor” for his performance in “Maalaala Mo Kaya: Anino”.
To celebrate his 15th year in the industry, Zanjoe is set to star in a three-part documentary titled “Hanep, Kinse na pala! Zanjoe’s 15 years in showbiz.” As he goes down memory lane and reflects on what the past 15 years has meant for him, the viewers would be treated to a preview of Zanjoe’s off-camera personality.
Zanjoe’s family, fellow actors, and acclaimed mentors in showbiz will be making an appearance to celebrate the actor’s achievements, including Angelica Panganiban, Jodi Sta. Maria, Angel Locsin, Bela Padilla, Toni Gonzaga, and directors Ruel Bayani, Cathy Garcia-Molina, FM Reyes, Connie Macatuno, and Lauren Dyogi, among others.
The “The Third Party” actor had a Star Magic mediacon on Wednesday, September 22, where he shared his “secret” to staying in showbiz for as long as he has: none in particular, just pure love for what he does.
“Wala naman akong sikreto. Siguro dapat talaga nag-e-enjoy ka sa ginagawa mo. Dapat you're having fun habang ginagawa mo lahat ng projects. Tingnan mo, hindi ko namalayan, 15 years na pala ako sa industriya. Na ngayon ko lang na-realize na ganun katagal na. Siguro dahil nag-e-enjoy ako at mahal na mahal ko yung ginagawa ko ngayon,” the actor said of his longevity.
Drawing from experience, Zanjoe shared more words of wisdom: “Makisama ka ng mabuti sa mga katrabaho mo, hindi lang sa mga artista kundi sa likod ng camera, sa staff, sa production. ‘Yun yung importante, magkaroon ka ng relationship sa lahat ng taong makakasama mo kasi hindi mo alam kung anong mangyayari after, ‘di ba? ‘Yun yung importante na meron kang connection sa mga tao, hindi lang sa audience.”
You can watch the three-part documentary on Star Magic’s official YouTube channel on September 26, October 2, and October 9.
FULL MOVIE: Spanish-dubbed 'The Third Party' is now on YouTube!
TIMELINE: Zanjoe Marudo's movie and teleserye evolution
'Mahal kita ng walang malisya': Angelica greets Zanjoe on his birthday
THROWBACK: Piolo, John Lloyd, Zanjoe, Sam, and Erik in 2008!