Kapuso actor Paolo Contis landed a leading man role in an upcoming GMA Network primetime series I Left My Heart in Sorsogon.
He will star along with Heart Evangelista-Escudero and prime actor Richard Yap.
Contis is new with the leading man role as he has always portrayed support characters in the series and movies that he was a part of.
He recently took the attention of the Netizens with his 2018 film, Through Night and Day with Alessandra de Rossi after the film premiered on Netflix in July 2020.
The film had relative success, peaking at the number one spot as the most viewed film in the Philippines at the time.
The 37-year-old actor landing the leading man role in I Left My Heart in Sorsogon can be attributed to the success of his movie with de Rossi.
In October 2020, the actor also landed a leading role in the Kapuso romance-drama anthology I Can See You in the first season I Can See You: The Promise.
His co-stars Andrea Torres and Yasmien Kurdi previously described how it was like to have Contis as their leading man.
Torres said that Contis is easy to work with because they didn’t need to work on their chemistry.
“Sobrang gaan, Di na kami dumaan dun sa kailangan we have to work on our chemistry or yung mga ganon.”
Kurdi noted that she was a fan of Contis even before she went into showbiz and praised the actor for his work in Through Night and Day.
“Hindi si Kuya Pao ano magaling na magaling na artista yan. Bata pa lang ako napapanood ko na yan. Sobrang galing kaya ni Kuya Pao napanood ko rin yung Through Night and Day. Nakakaiyak. Magaling talaga si Kuya Pao. Yun lang masasabi ko.”
Paolo Contis started his career in 1990 at six years old, portraying side characters or antagonists in films and TV series.