Paolo Contis, a known child actor who has been in the industry for over two decades, just gave the monumental performance of his career in the film “Through Night and Day.”
It is also one of the best lead performances by an actor last year which featured the story about ill-fated lovers.
Contis is recognized for doing comedy roles by having debuted in Ang TV, a youth-oriented variety show in the Philippines. He is also a regular in the Bubble Gang show, but the actor’s varied personality showed he can also competently dabble in “serious” roles.”
He is now in soap operas once again, appearing in “Hiram na Anak.” This is currently shown in the mornings before “Eat Bulaga.”
“Balik kontrabida ako rito,” related Contis. “I play Benjo, a seaman na mahilig sa chicks. Nabuntis ko si Empress Schuck pero ayokong panagutan. Gusto ko, makisama na lang siya sa’kin, pero may kinakasama na rin ako sa bahay, si Lauren Young, so pagsasabayin ko sila. Tiyak na maiinis na naman ang viewers sa’kin dito, lalo na nga’t may gagawin ako sa mag-asawang Yasmien Kurdi at Dion Ignacio na magiging dahilan para mabago ang buhay nila.”
The central theme of family drama of Contis’ new soap touches the surface of the actor’s behind-the-scenes life. It is known that he is in a relationship with LJ Reyes and already has a daughter with her. “Hands on kami sa pag-aalaga sa kanya,” he expressed.
Asked by People’s Journal Mario Bautista if the celebrity sees himself and LJ walking down the aisle, Contis answered, “Yes. As soon as maayos lahat ng legalities, I’d love to marry her. But I’m still legally married to someone else.”
This is in reference to former dancer Lian Paz, who now lives in Cebu with their two daughters and her own new partner.
“But I cannot talk about our annulment case. Basta nasa korte pa siya, pero inaayos naman namin. Aware naman si LJ sa status ko and she’s very patient about it. Alam naman niyang she’s the one I want to spend the rest of my life with,” added Contis.
As for his two daughters with Paz, Contis has this to say, “I love them but magkalayo kami so I hope one day, maipaliwanag ko sa kanila ang lahat at, sana, ma-meet din nila balang araw ang sister nilang si Baby Summer. Alam mo, habang tumatanda ka, you just want to have a peaceful, quiet life. Kung anuman ang mistakes na nagawa mo before, you just want to correct them and live harmoniously with everyone in your life.”