Rave reviews for Arjo Atayde's portrayal of fashion designer on 'MMK'

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 02 2017 12:58 AM

MANILA — Arjo Atayde earned praise on social media for his stellar performance as a gay fashion designer on "Maalaala Mo Kaya," a stark departure from his previous role as a loathed villain on a primetime action series.

In an episode of the drama anthology that aired Saturday, Atayde portrayed Rocky Gathercole, whose life is the ultimate rags-to-riches story.

Fans raved about Atayde's portrayal of Gathercole, especially since he's coming off playing the maniacal Joaquin in "Ang Probinsyano," a character that met a violent death when it was killed off last month.

The episode's hashtag — #MMKRockyGathercole — was one of the hottest trending topics on local Twitter.