More than two decades after he starred in Bagets, the 1984 movie that made him a household name, Aga Muhlach is till bagets-looking. “Aga has immense charm,” says Bagets director Maryo J. de los Reyes. “It’s a face that very refreshing. And at the same time, nice to look at all the time. Whatever emotions that he shows, whether grief, happiness, joy, anger, he’s still good to look at.”
The award-winning director, who has known Aga since he was 14 years old, says the actor is a very focused individual. He’s focused, for one, on being a family man to wife Charlene Gonzalez and their twins Atasha and Andres. “Now, he’s focused on improving his looks and his body, that’s why he lost a good number in his weight. He is really determined.”
Now 38, the be-dimpled Aga has been paired with the best and the brightest dramatic actresses in the industry, from Vilma Santos to Lorna Tolentino, from Sharon Cuneta to Lea Salonga. He recently finished I Don’t Want You to Go, which reunited him with his Bagets director after over 10 years, and in which he portrays the object of affection of Maricel Soriano, 42, and Angelica Panganiban, 20. And he’s scheduled to do a movie with young actress Anne Curtis, 22.
Being paired with young actresses is no big deal when you’re perennially young-looking, like Aga. “He has perfect angles whichever side you take a picture of him,” says Maryo J. “A beautiful face will always hold an audience. And that’s what Aga possesses.”