In the show business industry, it’s not new to see a celebrity’s relatives following the footsteps of their famous family members. They have their connection that most of us don’t have, that’s why they can simply go into the show business industry.
Some clans maintain their family business of acting, just like the Barrettos, the Sottos, the Guttierez and the Padillas. Some are just starting just like Coco Martin, who is the first of his clan who enter the show business industry, and his 20-year-old brother Ronwaldo who is following his footsteps.
In fact, just like his famous brother, he starts his acting career by taking a path in the world of indie films. They even got him a nickname as the new “Indie Prince”.
However, before his venture into television, Ronwaldo took to heart Coco’s advice of acting first in the indie films. He told in an interview to PEP last 2015 saying,
“Dito daw po muna ako sa indie para marunong na ako bago lumabas sa TV.”
Ronwaldo admitted that he is trying his best just like his older brother, adding that he doesn’t want to embarrass his brother by engaging in poor acting, in his statement in one of his interview saying:
“Ayoko rin po kasing mapapahiya sa kuya ko, e. Idol ko rin siya. Sobra ang paghanga ko sa kuya ko, hinahangan ko ang buong siya kasi ang galing niya, e.”
Ronwaldo has an appearance in a few indie movies by award-winning directors like the movie “Captive” by Brillante Mendoza, “Tumbang Preso” by Kip Oebanda, “Kasal” by Joselito Altarejos, “Baklad” by Topel Lee, “Laut” by Luisito Ignacio, “Tuos” by Derick Cabrido, “Kabisera” by auteurs Arturo Boy San Agustin and Real Florido and “Tahanang Munti” by veteran Director Jun Posadas.
Critics also notice Coco’s brother, and they say that aside from having a handsome face, Ronwaldo’s can also stun you with his acting skills. In fact, he got his first acting award in New York at the Harlem International Film Festival and was nominated for best actor by other award-giving bodies like the 2016 Gawad Urian, 1st Eddy Awards, and the Hanoi International Film Festival.
After a year of sharpening and polishing his skills in acting by indie films, Ronwaldo is now ready and prepared to take on some TV roles.
Recently, he joins his brother Coco in his top-rated primetime series, “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” as one of the members of the terrorist group, Pulang araw.
He prefers to go the other way with some ex-member of Pulang araw and decided to fight against them and his brother Coco who took the role of Cardo in the said primetime series.
Ronwaldo still has a long way to go in making a big name in the industry, but he has made excellent progress thus far, and with his perseverance and hard work in wanting to learn more in the acting career, he will absolutely get there soon. Besides, his brother Coco is always there to help and guide him to be the best he can be.