Ruru’s turn

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Sher­lock Jr.’s full cast: (seated) Mi­kee Quin­tos and Ser­ena, or Siri the dog; (stand­ing, L-R) Matt Evans, Yanna Asis­tio, Sofia Pablo, Kate Valdez, Roi Vin­zon, Ton­ton Gutierrez, Ruru Madrid, di­rec­tor Rechie del Car­men, Shar­maine Ar­naiz, Rochelle Bar­rameda, and An­dre Paras. Mi­kee is the voice tal­ent for Siri. Ruru’s love-team part­ner in the se­ries, Gabbi Gar­cia, was un­able to make it to the press­con due to ill­ness. Ai-Ai de­las Alas, who plays Ruru’s mom, was also not present be­cause of a prior com­mit­ment. Ja­nine Gutierrez (be­low) plays a spe­cial cameo role in the se­ries as Sher­lock Jr.’s girl­friend, whose un­timely and mys­te­ri­ous death sets the ball rolling for the guy’s in­ves­tiga­tive ef­forts. But Ruru’s real loveteam part­ner in this tele­serye is his peren­nial screen part­ner, Gabbi Gar­cia (above). Since Jan­uary 29, GMA Net­work has been tak­ing its view­ers on a fun in­ves­tiga­tive jour­ney with its new­est prime­time of­fer­ing fea­tur­ing a star-stud­ded cast, Sher­lock Jr.

Ruru breathes life to the ti­tle role of Sher­lock “Jack” Jack­son Jr., a clever in­ves­tiga­tive reporter who never backs out of the task of solv­ing mys­ter­ies.

With this project, Ruru can only say thank you to GMA for trust­ing him enough with a prime­time show that has cast him in his first star­ring role.

“So­brang thank­ful po, pero at the same time, ki­nakaba­han,” says the be­d­im­pled ac­tor, whose mentor was no less than mul­ti­awarded di­rec­tor Maryo J. delos Reyes, who passed on a week af­ter the Sher­lock Jr. press con­fer­ence.

“Pero feel­ing ko po, ready na­man na ako, kasi never na­man po ako nag­madali,” Ruru adds. “’Yon din po kasi ang gusto ng man­ager ko, si Direk Maryo. Sabi niya sa akin dati pa, ‘Kaya na­man kita gaw­ing bida agad o ila­gay sa isang project na malaki agad role mo.’ Pero ang gusto niya, pag­daanan ko la­hat.

“And to­too na­man po, du­maan na­man ako sa la­hat… lit­eral, kasi po may mga roles ako no’ng araw na ek­stra lang, as in dadaan kang ganyan… hang­gang sa first layer ka na… ’Yon yong ikaw na ’yong nasa may harap ng cam­era? Hang­gang sa may speak­ing lines na. Haha!

“Kum­baga, worth the wait na­man po. Saka, bukod sa hindi po ako nag­ma­madali, plano ko rin pong mag­ta­gal ta­laga sa pa­garte. Ito na po ta­laga ang gusto ko, na hang­gang pag­tanda ko, umaarte ako. Parang sila Tito Ed­die Gutierrez. O kaya, kung may chance, gusto ko din pong magdi­rek in the fu­ture.” Ruru says that the char­ac­ter of Sher­lock Jr. whom he por­trays is not a rip-off of the orig­i­nal Sher­lock Holmes, the fic­tional pri­vate de­tec­tive cre­ated by Bri­tish writer Sir Arthur Co­nan Doyle. “Kum­baga po, e, in­spired lang. Parang Robin Hood. Di ba, pag sin­abing Robin Hood, vig­i­lante, ganyan, na tu­mu­l­u­long sa mahi­hi­rap? Pag Sher­lock na­man, iisipin mo agad, ma­g­a­l­ing mag-imbestiga.”

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