With years under his belt, Arjo Atayde has already amassed an impressive number of roles. From a variety of genres to daring characters like Jess from Maalaala Mo Kaya, his experience gives him a wider range than most actors.
Given all his opportunities, how well does Arjo know his roles, current and previous ones? We are putting him to the test in this latest challenge! All he has to do is guess the character based on a line.
“Pero tignan mo kung nasaan tayo? ‘Onti na lang maabot na natin ang pangarap natin. Just to be calm and focus, malapit na matapos ‘tong pagpapanggap natin.”
There is Raymond De La Cruz from the 2014 Primetime drama Pure Love. Despite being an antagonist, he embraced the challenges. In previous interviews, he talked about how Hollywood actors like Al Pacino, Robert De Niro and Sean Penn were some of his inspirations.
“Wala naman siya dapat harapin. Inosente ang tatay ko, hindi siya ang pumatay sa kapatid mo. Ang asawa ko, to remind you. Mag-isip ka kaya.”
How can we forget Joaquin Tuazon from FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano? This stint may have been another villain, yet his death recorded one of the show’s highest ratings. Not to mention, he can be considered a favorite baddie.
“Wag ka na umiyak. Nasasaktan ako. Sinabi ko sa sarili ko kapag pinagtagpo uli tayo ng tadhana hinding hindi na kita papakawalan pa.”
Hanggang Saan’s Paco Alipio must have been a memorable role since his on-screen mother was played by his real life momshie Sylvia Sanchez. His love team with Sue Ramirez was also a huge success that got fans wondering whether they ever became a real couple off camera.
“Alam ko na! Dyosa ang pangalan mo. Kasi ang ganda-ganda mo mukha kang dyosa.”
Elai Sarmiento from The General’s Daughter is another one of his unique personas. His portrayal of someone mentally challenged is proving to be honest and realistic.
“Sa anim na taon na nakaupo si Gov, pinabayaan niya ba kayo? ‘Pag nagkulang sa kampanya, ‘pag natalo si Gov, talo din tayo. Tsaka na kayo tumiba kapag nanalo na si Gov.”
Now, the latest addition to his roster is Benjo from the iWant Original series “Bagman.” The gritty socio-political thriller is set to become another daring role for Arjo.
Do you think he can get all these characters? Check out this video to find out his final score!