RURU Madrid gets to play his first lead role in a movie, and a title role at that in APT-Cignal Entertainment’s romance, “Cara X Jagger”. He is paired with Jasmine Curtis Smith and plays a good role as a biker who figures in a motorcycle accident and gets afflicted with memory loss called hyperthymesia. How is it working with Jasmine?
“I’ve always wanted to work with her because I know she’s one of the best actresses of her generation, having won acting awards early in her career,” he says. “I am very thankful to APT and Cignal for giving me the chance to be able to work with her and this is one film project I’d never forget. Intimidated ako noong una kasi dati na niya akong fan, but mabait pala siya. First scene pa lang namin, sabi agad sa amin, o sweet-sweetan kayo rito. I’m glad she trusted me right away so nawala na yung hiya ko sa kanya. I felt relaxed and enjoyed working with her as I saw her serious love for her craft as an actress. She’s very passionate in what she does at kapag kaeksena mo siya, tingin-tingin pa lang niya, mapi-feel mo na agad ang eksena at mas mapapadali ang trabaho mo.”
What kind of guy is the character he plays? “Jagger is the kind of man na ipaglalaban ang babaeng mahal niya, hindi siya basta susuko despite all the challenges. Kaya lang, naaksidente siya at nawala sa memory niya 'yung babaeng mahal niya due to the condition known as hyperthymesia, so nandun ang matinding conflict sa story.”
Aside from “Cara X Jagger”, Ruru has finished another movie, the youth barkada movie, “Go La Union”. He was supposed to be the leading man of model Maureen Wroblewitz in her first movie for Reality Entertainment but it was supposed to be shot in New Zealand right away and he cannot leave as he’s busy with the promo of “Cara X Jagger” that has a November 6 playdate.
“Sayang nga kasi kaibigan ko naman si Maureen and I’d really love to do the movie with her,” he says. “Kaya lang, may conflict sa schedule ng promo ng ‘Cara X Jagger’. Alangan namang iwanan ko ito, e first starring role ko ang pelikulang ito. Well, hopefully, someday, magkatrabaho pa rin sana kami.”
Ruru is being linked to Bianca Umali but he won’t admit it as of now. “Kapag personal relationship mo, di mo naman kailangang ipangalandakan pa. Pero darating ang araw na lalabas din ang ganyang klaseng relationship.”
It’s said that GMA has forbidden him and Bianca to admit it in public as this would surely hurt Bianca’s love team with Miguel Tanfelix. So now, they just keep the public guessing.