Ario Bayu: For the Love ofâ€‰Acting
Ario Bayu recently shot to fame as the countryâ€™s new bad boy with his role in the film â€œCatatan Harian Si Boyâ€ (â€œBoyâ€™s Diaryâ€).
The remake of the 1980s classic saw Bayu racing cars, chasing girls and beating up his enemies on the mean streets of Jakarta. But in reality, Bayu would rather read a book than throw punches and would prefer to take his mountain bike for a spin on the weekend than get behind the wheel of a new BMW.
The 26-year-old took up acting at the age of 15, while at high school in New Zealand, the country where he has lived most of his life. His school offered a range of creative programs, from music to art, photography and drama.
â€œScience and math were never really my forte. They never really tickled my taste buds, so to speak,â€ Bayu said. â€œSo when I was in high school, I was referred to the art side of things.â€