If anybody can make Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla's cry-fest of a romantic drama "The Hows of Us" funny, it would be Vice Ganda.
However, it would not be without its challenges. According to the veteran comedian, who spoofed the Cathy Garcia-Molina record-breaking blockbuster for his upcoming comedy "Fantastica", turning highly dramatic scenes into a goldmine for laughs was one of the biggest challenges of writing and filming the Metro Manila Film Festival 2018 entry.
And the roadblocks didn't end there: of course, Vice had to take into consideration that he'll be turning his leading men Dingdong Dantes and Richard Gutierrez into his own personal Daniel Padillas.
"Kasi dapat montage lang 'yung eksenang 'yun, pero dahil sobrang umo-all out kami, humahaba nang humahaba 'yung bawat eksena kaya parang naging independent siyang sequence noong pelikula. Challenging siya kasi kailangan naming baliin 'yung sobrang seryosong eksena ng 'The Hows of Us' para maging nakakatawa siya," Vice said during the "Fantastica" Digital Conference last December 15.
He continued, "At saka, noong sinusulat ko 'yun, may hesitation ako kasi, papayag kaya sina Dong at si Richard 'pag pinagawa ko sa kanila 'to."
However, Dingdong and Richard were the picture of professionalism when the "THOU" scenes were finally up for filming. He explained, "Noong ginagawa na namin, ang dali-dali lang pala kausap nitong dalawa, tapos sila pa 'yung nagdadagdag. Pinapanood pa nilang dalawa 'yung totoong eksena, lalo na si Dong, gusto niya gayang-gaya kung nasaan 'yung lamesa, kung saan ipapatong 'yung paa, siya pa 'yung nagrerequest. Noong nagawa namin, successful talaga, kaya excited ako na mapanood niyo 'yung spoof ng 'The Hows of Us' kasi bonggang-bongga ako doon!"
Watch the entire interview here:
"Fantastica" also stars Maymay Entrata, Edward Barber, Donny Pangilinan, Kisses Delavin, Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte, Bela Padilla, Ryan Bang, Jaclyn Jose, and many more! Catch it in cinemas this Christmas!
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