What Ruru has learned from breakups

/ 12:43 AM April 24, 2018

Ruru Madrid

Ruru Madrid is still grieving the loss of his beloved mentor, Direk Maryo J. delos Reyes. The Kapuso network hottie is armed with lessons from the late filmmaker to guide him in his show biz journey.

The young actor continues to charm the viewers of GMA 7’s “Sherlock Jr.,” where he portrays an investigative reporter. The series is about to end, and Ruru is raring to play other challenging roles. He vows to give his all in every project, so the efforts of Direk Maryo in molding him won’t be in vain.


Here’s my chat with Ruru:

What advice from Direk Maryo do you still follow? It’s better if I’m tapped for a project on my own merits and not because of him. That’s why he told me to keep striving for growth as an artist and not rely on anyone but myself to reach my goals.


How do you move on after a breakup? I enjoy my “me” time and quality time with family. I remind myself that being single doesn’t mean that there’s something lacking in my life. I reflect on the lessons I learned from a relationship that ended.

What are some of your questions about love that you want answered? Why do we sometimes fall for the right person at the wrong time? And, if love is a great feeling, why does it break your heart?

Do you feel threatened by GMA 7’s newcomers? Not at all. I was once a newbie, too. I’m happy that we’re all given our turn to shine. Since I started, I’ve always made it a point not to compete with anybody but myself.

How do you handle bashers? If it’s constructive criticism, I make the necessary adjustments. Otherwise, I just don’t take them seriously.


Media mogul Vic del Rosario Jr. of Viva Entertainment has joined forces with foreign industry veterans to put up Gulf Asia Entertainment, a film distribution company whose objective is to increase the presence of the Filipino and Southeast Asian entertainment industry in the Middle East. Through Front Row Filmed Entertainment, the company will release 10 to 12 theatrical Filipino titles a year.

“The Filipino community is the third largest community in the Middle East,” Boss Vic says. Pinoy cinema, arriba in Arabia!


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