In his ten years as a certified Kapamilya, Paulo Avelino has proven that he’s definitely more than just a handsome face, for he is also able to consistently astound us with his impeccable acting prowess and versatility through his portrayals both on television and movies.
As he’s yet to captivate us anew with his much-awaited stint in the upcoming series Marry Me, Marry You as the crabby yet charming Andrei, let’s revisit first his remarkable teleserye journey via this feature.
On his transfer in 2011, he was immediately bestowed the role of Teddy Ledesma, a happy-go-lucky guy who taught viewers the value of forgiveness in the primetime drama 100 Days To Heaven. It was then succeeded by his appearances in Wansapantaym: Cocoy Shokoy, in Maalaala Mo Kaya’s “Liham” episode, and in the family drama Ikaw Ay Pag-ibig.
The talented heartthrob then went on to play the antagonist Nathan Montenegro in the 2012 iconic series Walang Hanggan. A year after, he starred in the romance-comedy series Kahit Konting Pagtingin alongside Angeline Quinto and Sam Milby, as the charming and meek Lance Ledesma. It was also in 2011 when he got cast in the fantasy family drama Honesto as the titular character’s scheming biological dad Diego Layer, as well as in the two episodes of MMK, namely “Notebook” and “Mask”.
Paulo truly made us swoon when he played Patrick Salvador in the 2014 primetime soap opera Sana Bukas Pa Ang Kahapon, and went on to do so in his next portrayals the following year.
He taught us that family is one of the best and most precious gifts we could ever receive through his character Christian in the mini daytime series Give Love on Christmas: The Exchange Gift.
In the romance drama Bridges of Love, which he top-billed alongside Maja Salvador and Jericho Rosales, his character Carlo Antonio, a.k.a. JR Nakpil, made us realize that genuine love can indeed melt a heart of stone.
The 33-year-old actor then continued to enthrall us with his special role as Simon Evangelista, the domineering yet soft-hearted handsome boss of Nadine Lustre’s character Leah in the phenomenal series On The Wings Of Love.
Among the teleserye characters he took on in the recent years, the most challenging probably was his stint in FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano in 2016 as the mentally-challenged Eric/Erwin Maniego, who sought vengeance against SPO2 Ricardo Dalisay (Coco Martin) after his family got killed by the upright cop. It was followed by his starring role in Wansapanataym: Santi Cruz Is Coming To Town opposite Ritz Azul.
Due to their undeniable chemistry, he was once again paired with Ritz in the afternoon soap opera The Promise Of Forever, breathing life to the immortal man named Lorenzo Espinosa who was able to live and love the same girl over and over again despite getting killed repeatedly in his lifetimes.
The following year, Paulo once again starred in another Kapamilya Gold series through Asintado, playing the role of a romantic and obsessed lawyer-model Gael Ojeda.
In 2019, he truly amazed us with his unmistakable flair in action when he depicted Franco Segismundo, the dependable wingman-turned-love interest of the titular character Rhian Bonifacio, played by Angel Locsin, in the primetime action drama The General’s Daughter.
We once again saw Paulo in action as he got cast in the action-drama series Walang Hanggang Paalam, wherein he was admired as the tough yet loving father Emman, who did everything he could to save his abducted son from organ traffickers.
And this year, he chooses to accompany us through this beleaguering pandemic through his stint in the forthcoming series Marry Me, Marry You, which will begin airing this coming September 13 on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, A2Z Channel 11, and TV5!