Edward Barber, known as the “Cheerful Charmer of Germany” in the reality TV program Pinoy Big Brother Lucky Season 7 and the other half of the popular loveteam “MayWard”, takes the hot seat on Tonight with Boy Abunda. He talks about his participation in the new film, First Love, starred by Aga Muhlach and Bea Alonzo, as well as his relationship with on-screen partner Maymay Entrata.
The Fil-German actor has been causing a buzz in the industry ever since he left the iconic blue-and-yellow house in 2017. Since then, he had taken on several brand endorsements and starred in films and television programs in the Kapamilya Network—including La Luna Sangre, Loving in Tandem and Wansapanatym Presents Ikaw ang Ghosto Ko. It is no surprise that the charming 18-year-old has gotten a lot of attention with his natural good looks and cheerful personality.
At the start of the show, the King of Talk asks the young actor about his life back in Germany and opens the subject on a very unfortunate event in his school days. Edward admits that he used to be bullied in his Football team for being the only Asian in the team. The 18-year-old recalls how they used to call him “chopsticks” and that it was a very unfriendly environment for him. Despite that, he reveals that he never found a reason to fought back but ended up quitting when his involvement in the sport became no longer enjoyable. On the subject of bashers, Edward tells that he doesn’t acknowledge them and is actually grateful that he was bullied back then as it now helps him understand that it’s best not to take to heart all the negativity he sees about himself.
Many fans were surprised when it’s announced that he wouldn’t be starring alongside his on-screen partner in First Love. When the King of Talk asks if he had second thoughts about taking a project without her, Edward admits that he did consider it as it’s always been he and Maymay from the start and that it’s different not being able to work with her. However, the young actor admits that career-wise, there will come a time when they would have to take separate projects. Tito Boy also asks about his experience working with veteran actors such as Aga and Bea to which Edward expresses his admiration and gratefulness to his seniors as they helped him through his acting and gave very good advice during their filming.
Edward admits that Maymay is a very special person in his life and has grown protective of her. He goes to tell that Maymay had sent him a video to cheer him on during his filming, easing his nervousness on working with big-time actor. When asked if he would marry her if it was the last night of the world, the actor undoubtedly says yes.
Near the end of the show, the King of Talk plays a question-and-answer game with the actor and his fans to test just how much his supporters know him. Edward’s fans, however, proved without effort how much they know their fave idol and answer every single question similarly with Edward—including what he would have been doing in Germany if he wasn’t a celebrity, the pose he can imitate from Maymay, and the person he names as his first love.
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