Thanks to Monina for the article and Lisa for the picture.
FAIRY TALES FOR PRINCE CHARMING
The Reading Club by Girlie Rodis
The Philippine Star
Sunday, January 2, 2000
Ricky Lo confirms Whitney Houston's description of him as
"adorable" when he interviewed Paolo Montalban during a short
visit to Manila a week before Christmas. I was also fortunate to
meet him at a dinner at the beautiful residence of Ernest Escaler
in old Paranaque. Also there were Ryan Cayabyab, Joey Reyes,
Monique and Cris Villonco. As we were all getting better
acquainted, I thought this guy certainly fit the bill as prince
charming to a T. It's no wonder he got cast as the Prince in
that Cinderella musical, and costarred with Whitney Houston and
I thought it would be interesting to ask him to name some of his
favorite books, just off the top of his head.
PAOLO MONTALBAN'S BOOKLIST
1. Grimm's Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm. I always felt
that it was the darker side of fairy tales. What fun I had
reading these tales as a child!
2. Aesop's Fables. First real lessons you learn as a kid.
3. Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth. Jewish guilt and
4. Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger. How your
imagination makes up your life. Best companion in growing up.
5. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. A magical story about
following your dreams. It reconfirmed a lot of things for me.
6. Zen in the Art of Archery by Eugen Herigel. This book
taught me how to act. It is one of those books where you get a
lot from. I feel I continue to learn something from it everytime
I reread it.
7. The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran. Little lessons in life.
8. Animal Farm by George Orwell. Creepy. The story haunts
me. These barn animals symbolize people in society.
9. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dotsoevsky. It's a lot
like the Catholic faith. It's about guilt and punishment.
10. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Integrity- love and
respect for everyone even for the character Boo Radly.