On January 18, actor Eric Fructuoso explained how he maintained his longevity in showbiz.
At the media conference for the ‘Darna Super Soldiers’, which LionhearTV covered, Fructuoso noted that his interest in portraying Kontrabida roles helped him remain in showbiz. The actor shared, “Di ko rin alam eh, ako kasi, ang gusto ko lang kasi role lagi, is I always want to play the bad guy. ‘Yun at ‘yun lang. So siguro dahil doon, dahil nagawa naman natin ‘yung trabaho natin ng tama, siguro mas madali akong maalala pagdating sa mga ganong role na kailangan.”
As an actor, he appreciated how memorable his portrayals were. As a result, the actor expressed that he is grateful for every project that always considers him for a role.
As for his character’s progression in Darna, he recounted how they discussed Arthur Pineda’s story arc as a Super Soldier. He said, “Si Pineda, ‘yung character na basura man biruan lang ‘yun nagsimula. Dahil sa biruan, nagustuhan nila, ginawang character. So lahat ng nakikita at napapanood about Pineda’s character dahil lang sa mga biruan lang namin, sa mga kwentuhan namin. Kahit ‘yung mga dialouge, kahit ‘yung mga patawa, kami-kami lang ‘yung ano, it just came naturally.”
Fructuoso began his career in showbiz in 1991 when he appeared on the sitcom ‘Palibhasa Lalaki’. He then became part of the dance group ‘Gwapings’.
As for their series, ‘Darna’ stars Jane De Leon, Janella Salvador, Joshua Garcia, and Zaijian Jaranilla. The supporting cast features Paolo Gumabao, Kim Rodriguez, Fructuoso, Dawn Chang, Simon Ibarra, Mark Manicad, Young JV, Joshua Colet, and Richard Quan.
Mars Ravelo’s Darna airs weeknights at 8 PM via Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, CineMo, A2Z, TV5, iWantTFC, and TFC.