John Arcilla While the whole of local Tinseltown is celebrating his best actor victory at the 78th Venice Film Festival in Italy, it was hard not to notice that John Arcilla had sad, grieving eyes when he faced show biz scribes on Sunday afternoon for a series of postevent interviews. Obviously lacking in sleep after virtually accepting his Volpi Cup for best actor for Erik Matti's "On the Job 2: The Missing 8" earlier that day, he also admitted to Inquirer Entertainment—the first publication he spoke to and his third interview on that day—that he already felt tired and his throat was already starting to hurt. However, the reason for John's terribly sad eyes is something totally different. The actor is grieving for the loss of his youngest sister, Tetet, who died of COVID-19 complications only more than a week ago. "I often say, life is bittersweet because it's always a combination of happiness and pain—that's what life is supposed to be," he told Inquirer Entertainment. "Right now, I just feel like saying, can't it just be happiness and no more pain?" Making history John, who also made history as the first Southeast Asian actor to have won the award,… Read full this story
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