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Ricci Rivero tries out acting for the first time

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While still serving his residency with the University of the Philippines, Ricci Rivero takes a break from the hardcourt to try out acting for the first time.

The UP swingman will make his acting movie in the horror movie OTLUM.

“Perfect timing lang talaga itong OTLUM,” said Rivero.

“I received offers for acting projects since last year pero nagbe-beg off talaga kami kasi priority talaga ang commitment sa basketball both for my former team and sa Gilas.”

The former La Salle standout decided to enter into the film industry as a present to his supporters, who have been waiting for him to try as an actor, at least for once.

Rivero will join the other stars of OTLUM including Jerome Ponce, John Estrada, Pen Medina, Buboy Villar, Irma Adlawan, Michelle Vito, Vitto Marquez, Kiray Celis, and others.

“Sobrang supportive po ng production and cast sa akin, kaya po ‘yung kaba ko as a first time actor, naging napaka-memorable experience po para sa akin,” he explained.

Despite the positive experiences in the field of acting, Rivero has made it clear that basketball is still his main priority.