2013 is turning out to be a very good year for Aljur as a slew of new projects are coming his way. After bagging a handful of endorsement deals, GMA Artist Center, the talent management arm of GMA Network that handles the young actor’s career, announced that Aljur is primed for the big leagues this year.
In a pocket interview at the 17th floor of GMA Network on Thursday, February 28, Aljur delightfully shared with the entertainment press and bloggers what’s in store for him in the coming days.
First off, the Kapuso hunk will portray the real life story of a man who falls in love with a midget in this Saturday’s episode of “Wagas.” Titled “Ang Pag-ibig na Di Nasusukat,” Aljur will portray the powerful love story of Edwin Botis, a normal guy who falls in love with a midget named Jenny. The said episode is set to air on March 2, 7:00pm, on GMA News TV.
Aljur will also portray another life story in the drama anthology “Magpakailanman.” This time, it’s the life of an indie film actor who sidelined as a macho dancer, and had to resort to the flesh trade to feed his children.
Knowing the challenges that the role requires, Aljur is preparing himself by learning how is it to be like a macho dancer.
“Pinaghahandaan na po namin siya ngayon, nakapagworkshop na kami. Meron pa akong gustong aralin e, ‘yung macho dancing.
“Pag-aaralan ko talaga ang pagsayaw ng macho dancing. Naghahanap ako ngayon ng magtuturo sa akin,” he said.
And just like what he did in “Machete,” Aljur expects that he will show a lot of skin again in this Magpakailanman episode.
“Di pa po ako sure kung ano ang susuutin pero expected ko siyempre kapag macho dancer, siyempre shirtless tapos naka-pekpek shorts lagi, parang ganun.”
To be directed by Maryo J. delos Reyes, the said episode was said to be about the true-to-life story of Kristoffer King.
Aside from “Wagas” and “Magpakailanman,” Aljur is also about to join the cast of the historical-fantasy teleserye “Indio” as Bagandi, a datu who will come up against an empowered Juancho (Michael de Mesa). Displaced by the Spaniards, he will find himself joining a group of rebels who will rise against the oppresive forces of the foreigners–fighting alongside Malaya–which is being portrayed by Sen. Bong Revilla, Jr.
“Ako po si Bagandi. Isa siyang magaling na mandirigma na tutulong kay Indio,” Aljur shared.
Despite the pressure of coming in midway into the show’s run, Aljur also acknowledges the honor of stepping up to the headlines with Sen. Revilla, the lead actor of “Indio.”
“Excited na po akong makatrabaho si Senator Bong,” he said.
After “Indio,” Aljur is slated to reunite with his “Coffee Prince” co-star and long-time screen partner Kris Bernal. They will topbill the much talked-about teleserye “Prinsesa ng Masa” as clamors for another “AlKris” project are persistent. This project is slated to air on the third quarter of the year.
Meanwhile, Aljur revealed plans of holding a birthday concert on March 24 fro the benefit of his favorite charity. No less than his brother Vin Abrenica, who is currently making a name for himself on the Kapatid network, will be his special guest. They are eyeing to stage the concert either in Manila or Batangas.
And as for his lovelife, Aljur is all smiles lately because he and Robin Padilla‘s daughter Kylie finally decided to make their relationship public. The Kapuso hunk waited a long time for this to happen.
It can be remembered that Aljur defended his girlfriend from online bashers a couple of weeks ago, some of them fans of the Aljur-Kris love team, to prove his love for the “Unforgettable” star.
“Basta ako, nandito lang ako para sa kanya. At hangga’t kaya ko, ipaglalaban ko siya,” he said with conviction.