"I am so proud of Ryan Bang," Vice Ganda said on "It's Showtime" last April 20, commending the Korean actor-comedian for his debut as a leading man in the horror-comedy "DOTGA: Da One That Ghost Away".
Vice and Ryan have been vocal about their close relationship ever since, with Vice calling Ryan his "anak," and the latter considering the Unkabogable Star as his "mommy".
Ryan has been cast in supporting roles for movies such as "My Ex and Whys," and "Loving In Tandem." He landed his first lead role with "DOTGA," alongside Kapamilya actress Kim Chiu.
Vice shared, "Kasi matagal niya na 'tong hinihiling. Ilang beses na kaming nag-away dahil dito kasi there was a certain point na parang hindi na makapag-antay, naiinip. Inaaway ko siya lagi. Ngayon, dumating na, ayan na oh! Pelikula na o, pagkatapos nung Kim Chiu, pangalan mo 'yung sumunod. Kim Chiu 'yan, aminin naman natin..."
"Pagkatapos ng pangalan mo, 'with' na lang 'yung iba, star ka na anak! Sabi ko, ang galing. Saka magpasalamat ka sa Star Cinema dahil pinalabas nilang parang ang gwapo mo sa pelikulang 'to," he continued.
Vice then joked, "Eh kasi ni-love team siya sa Kim Chiu eh ang mga love team niyan, Xian Lim, Gerald Anderson, Coco Martin. Tapos biglang Ryan Bang... anong nangyari."
Ryan was then quick to answer, "Mommy, nung ni-love team niya ako, lalo siyang gumanda. Kaya dikit ka lang sa akin, Kim."
Vice also shared how important it was for him to have attended the Spooktacular Premiere of "DOTGA" last April 17.
"I had to be there sa premiere night, kasi para 'yang nag-graduate 'yung anak niyo na kahit anong mangyari, hindi pwedeng wala kayo doon," he explained.
Ryan then expressed how happy he was when he saw Vice arrive on the red carpet.
"Nung dumating mommy (Vice) ko, sobra talaga akong masaya. Nung nakita ko mommy ko, parang 'yung sinehan, hindi na madilim, malinaw na. Kaya sobra akong na-touch. Sobra kasi akong kinakabahan kasi siyempre first time," adding that all his nervousness faded upon seeing Vice there to support.
"Pero umiyak talaga siya sa red carpet, sabi ko 'Ryan, 'wag ka umiyak, nakakahiya kasi ang totoong bida rito si Kim Chiu hindi naman ikaw," Vice quipped.
Catch Ryan and Kim on "DOTGA," now showing in cinemas nationwide!