Arjo Atayde admits having comedians like Redford White and Rene Requiestas as inspirations on pursuing a career in showbiz.
Bagman lead actor Arjo Atayde shared one secret about why he pursued a career in the entertainment industry in an episode of Magandang Buhay last Monday, April 1.
According to Arjo, he has been fascinated with classic comedy films ever since he was young.
“I love watching old school. So ang nakasanayan kong pannuorin talaga na hindi alam ng tao, is comedy. [Si] Redford White, at Babalu, sila ang rason kung bakit ako nag-artista, dahil sila ang gusto kong maka-trabaho. That’s one secret that no one knows,” said Arjo, who revealed Rene Requiestas was one of his “ninong sa binyag.“
Arjo also said that he was never offended when some online bashers called him a Redford White lookalike. “Pag nambabastos online, kamukha ko daw si Redford (sinasabi) ko, ‘Wow, it’s an honor,'” he said.
In the same episode, the 28-year-old actor even tried to impersonate Rene’s character as Babalu. Watch here:
Arjo did a comedy-themed movie, ‘Tol, early this year, which he described as a “dream project.”
Aside from Bagman, Arjo can be seen in his new movie, Stranded, with Jessy Mendiola. Stranded will open in cinemas on April 10, while Bagman is still streaming on the iWant app.