Arjo Atayde talks about bad acting in the very first scene: “The director wanted to send me home”

Image: Instagram/@markednicdao via @arjoatayde

Arjo Atayde celebrated his 10th anniversary in showbiz with reminiscences of his first acting experience, such as the reaction of a director who disliked his performance.

“I remember day (one) like it was yesterday…18 takes on my very first scene and the director wanted to send me home, [laughing out loud]”, said the actor on his Instagram page on Friday, February 18. “But here we are, 10 years later, surprisingly still here and still standing.”

Atayde went on to express his gratitude to those who have been part of his “crushing journey”, adding that it has been full of “love, friendship and inspiration”.

“More than the work I’ve been blessed with, I’m grateful that the past 10 years have also blessed me with some of the best, truest friendships and relationships I’ve had,” he added. “I’m so lucky to be able to do what I love and I’ve been here for the same reason since day one…I just want to do something.”

Meanwhile, Ria, his sister, greeted him on his milestone while showing off a childhood photo of them pinching each other’s cheeks, via her Instagram page, also on Friday. Ria went on to thank him for inspiring and guiding her while referring to herself as “Arjo’s number one fan and OG (original gangster) little sister”.

“I’m so proud of you and everything you’ve accomplished,” she said. “But out of all the roles you’ve portrayed, my favorite would still have to be my brother because even with the craziness of everything else, that’s one thing you never forgot to do – stay humble and be the same. Arjo that you have always been.”

Atayde also celebrated his third birthday last December with his girlfriend, actress and TV host Maine Mendoza. The couple went on a boat picnic to celebrate the occasion. J.B.


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