Drama prince Gerald Anderson shared excitement over his latest Primetime Bida series. “Napakaganda ng paglalakbay na ipakikita sa atin ni Budoy. Aside from the powerhouse cast, there are a lot of values in life and family that the viewers can learn from the story,” he said.
Playing the title role of a boy suffering from a delay in mild retardation, Gerald confessed that he is blessed to have been immersed in Budoy’s character. “Napakalaking tulong sa pagganap ko ang immersion na ginawa namin. Mas lumalim ang pagkilala ko kay Budoy at na-inspire ako sa pagmamahal niya sa pamilya at sa sipag at determinasyon niyang harapin ang buhay.”
First introduced to the Philippine audience via the reality TV show Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition, Gerald worked his way up to become one of this generation’s most sought-after leading men through soap operas like “Sana Maulit Muli,” “My Girl,” “Tayong Dalawa” and “Kung Tayo’y Magkakalayo.”
Witness a different Gerald in “Budoy” and see how he transformed to a role which he described as “different and refreshing.” How can a family blessing turn into a family shame? How can a family disown their own flesh and blood in the name of an unblemished reputation? Can a mentally-challenged boy survive the discriminating eyes of the society?
“Budoy” brings together a powerhouse cast composed of promising young stars Jessy Mendiola and Enrique Gil; legendary luminaries of Philippine movie industry including Dante Rivero, Gloria Sevilla and Barbara Perez; and seasoned actors namely Tirso Cruz III, Zsa-Zsa Padilla, Mylene Dizon, Christian Vazquez, and Janice de Belen who makes a comeback in the Kapamilya network.
Under the direction of Ruel S. Bayani and Tots Sanchez-Mariscal, Budoy is set to highlight the value of education among the Filipino youth while stressing those individuals known to be mentally-challenged.
Don’t miss the newest Primetime Bida teleserye “Budoy,” Weeknights on ABS-CBN.
Images by Jojit Lorenzo