From Paris to ‘The Write One’ finale: Ruru Madrid shares his journey and unforgettable moments
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It has been weeks of roller coaster rides with Liam and Joyce in the romantic-fantasy series, “The Write One.” As the series approaches its finale, we can’t help but crave more insights about what’s to come as the story concludes.
Garage caught up with Ruru Madrid himself to get exclusive access and a glimpse behind the scenes during the final days of filming for the series. Ruru shared heartwarming moments with on-screen and real-life partner Bianca Umali while shooting in Paris. We also discussed how this series has shaped his skills in his craft and in life in general.
The actor also revealed some of his greatest adventures with Bianca, which included a trip to the Eiffel Tower.
Read our exchange below:
How do you feel about the show’s run and the way it has been received by viewers?
I appreciate all the positive feedback and how viewers have embraced the show. Some of them may have been confused about the direction of the story, but I believe that was the goal, to challenge and engage them. I am immensely grateful to everyone involved in this project because I have learned so much.
If you were given the chance to use a mysterious typewriter in real life, would you use it, and what would you rewrite?
In my life, I have no regrets. So if I had the opportunity to have a magical typewriter, I wouldn’t rewrite anything in my life. I may not be perfect, and I have made mistakes in the past, but those mistakes and faults have taught me to become who I am today.
How was it working on “The Write One”? What realizations did you have?
For me, “The Write One” has been the most challenging project I have ever done. I was pushed to my limits emotionally because it was something new to me. However, it was all worth it. This experience made me love my craft even more, and I can’t wait to apply everything I’ve learned from “The Write One” to future series and movies.
Is there a particular genre of series or movie you would like to explore in the future?
Ever since I was a child, I have always wanted to become an action star. That’s been my dream. But in this generation, I want to elevate everything. So, action is still something I want to pursue, but I also want depth and substance beyond just fighting scenes. I want to make people think.
Please share with us your most memorable shooting moments from “The Write One.”
To be honest, it’s hard to choose because there were so many memorable moments. For me, the most memorable part is the journey of doing this series. It still feels surreal to me that I was able to be a part of a project like this.
What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned from this project?
Number one is collaboration. Not only between GMA and Viu but also among the actors and the production team. Everyone had a voice in this project, sharing ideas and suggestions to make every scene better.
I also learned a lot from my co-star, Bianca. I learned about her work ethic and professionalism. She set an example for all of us in terms of how to work. Despite being together for the past five years, this was the first time I saw this side of her because it was our first time working together.
What’s your favorite memory in Paris?
During our last four days in Paris, Bianca hadn’t seen the Eiffel Tower yet. We had a friend who lives in Paris and suggested we take the metro. So we did, and it happened to be a full moon. As we were walking, suddenly the Eiffel Tower started to sparkle, and I saw Bianca’s eyes tearing up, which made me a bit emotional too. It was the most magical moment of my life, being in Paris, a place I had only dreamed of, and having my dream girl by my side.
When you were in Paris, can you tell us which outfit was your favorite?
My favorite outfit was a silk suit with no undershirt, black wide-leg pants, Celine Chelsea boots, and Versace shades.
What fashion pieces did you buy in Paris that you can share with us?
Since it’s more affordable in Paris, I bought Versace shades and two pairs of Chelsea boots from Celine and Louboutin, which I never thought I would have. I also visited a vintage store in Paris where I found a brown leather jacket and a faded leopard print jacket.
What’s next for Ruru Madrid? What can we expect from you in the coming months?
Next week, I’ll start filming my new movie called “Video City” with Yassi Pressman, which has a time-traveling twist. At the same time, I’m also excited about another project filled with action. I’m thrilled about all the upcoming projects lined up for me.
Catch up on all episodes or stream in advance from Saturdays to Tuesdays on Viu via this link: https://www.viu.com/ott/ph/en/vod/2093356/The-Write-One
“The Write One” also airs on GMA Telebabad from Monday to Thursday at 9:35 p.m.
Images courtesy of VIU