Coco–Vice tiff on MMFF film entries
Vice Ganda sheds light on the issue that allegedly, he and good friend Coco Martin have a misunderstanding at present due to the fact that they have competing entries in the forthcoming Metro Manila Film Festival. While he is one of the main stars of The Revengers along with Daniel Padilla and Pia Wurtzbach, Coco top-bills the latest silver screen installation of the classic FPJ material Ang Panday.
“As far as I’m concerned, all is well. I can’t speak for anyone else but for me, I’m okay with Coco. Actually, I’ve expected it already when I learned that both of us have our respective MMFF entries this December. For me, that was very likely.
“That’s how things are in show business, right? It’s actually the norm. People always look for negative angles which they could feast on. It’s just sad because they are more interested in talking about unpleasant issues rather than the opposite. They are mum on positive news,” says Vice.
Many are curious to know if he and Coco are still communicating these days.
“Honestly, not that constant unlike before. Let’s face it, our respective workload is heavy. That alone eats up much of our time. Of course, when we have some free time from our hectic schedule, we would rather call or talk to our family. In my case, I would choose to talk to my mom than anyone else, right?”
The popular comedian-host explains that this latest development between him and Coco is just part of their job as actors.
“That’s the point,” Vice avers. “Actually, Coco and I have the same goal and that is to give the public quality entertainment especially on Christmastime. Last year, we joined forces in ‘Super Parental Guardians’ which was shown prior to the MMFF. We’re happy and proud that it became a mammoth hit.
“This time around, we have respective entries in the annual film fest. Our goal remains the same although we are not together in one project. We just want to be of service to our movie-going public. He has his way, I have my own. As I’ve said earlier, we just want to be of service to our audience specially this Yuletide season.”
Speaking of The Revengers, the TV host-comedian expresses his excitement over the project.
“For one, it holds many firsts: it’s my maiden superhero film and I’m with a new screen combination. I love the thought of working with Daniel and Pia. It’s quite refreshing. I’m also thrilled to wear a superhero costume this time. I’m sure the people will like our offering!”
Considering his impressive box-office record in the MMFF, is he under pressure with his entry this year?
“You know, I don’t want to consider it as pressure. On the contrary, it’s something I look forward to. Actually, I told Direk Joyce (Bernal), this project is for P1 billion. She’s the one who got under pressure. Ha-ha-ha!
“But I assured her, I’m praying for it and I’m claiming for the realization of my request. God is good! I’m confident about our offering. As long as you have a fine material, I believe that you’ll fulfil your goal,” ends Vice.
Aiko Melendez is glad that former boyfriend Aga Muhlach is back in doing films once again.
“Yes! After so many years, it’s refreshing to see him acting on the big screen again in Seven Sundays.Aga’s such a good actor and everyone knows that. It’s really nice to have him back. The showbiz industry missed him!” she states.
The Wildflower mainstay even jokes of doing another potboiler with the come-backing actor.
“I hope we can still do a remake of May Minamahal. As long as no one will get jealous. Ha-ha-ha!”
Meanwhile, Aiko is also happy with her recent reconciliation with Ara Mina. Did they continue communicating after burying the hatchet, so to speak?
“We text each other constantly. But we haven’t gotten out yet for a dinner or something like that. I’m looking forward to it though,” she states.