Zanjoe Marudo and Empoy Marquez have something most showbiz pairs can only hope to have: a forever kind of friendship. The pair, who will star together in the upcoming comedy "Kusina Kings", have been friends for nearly 13 years and as such they know things about each other that no one else does.
Zanjoe, for example, made it known to the public in the recent "Kusina Kings" Grand Media Launch that Empoy isn't quite who his comedic reputation suggests.
"Si Empoy naman sa totoong buhay, lalo na off-cam, hindi naman siya ganyan na kung ano 'yung napapanood natin sa TV," the actor revealed, "sobrang seryoso siyang tao, ang lalim niya mag-isip, kumbaga kapag nagkukwentuhan kami."
He continued, "Ang daming hindi alam ng tao kay Empoy, kung gaano siya kalalim na artist. Magaling kumanta, maka-Diyos, mapagmahal sa pamilya, so ayun, kaya maraming blessings."
Their long-standing friendship also afforded them another blessing: phenomenal comedic chemistry. It's something "Kusina Kings" director Victor Villanueva is thankful for. He enthused, "Matagal na silang magkakilala and nung first time ko sila nakita parang andun na 'yung chemistry nila."
He added, "I think they compliment each other very well so I didn't have much of problem sa pagbanat nila ng linya. Naturally lumalabas 'yung pagka-comedians nila, especially si Empoy and si Zanjoe na nasa eksena so 'yun parang natural lang."
And trust us when we say that's something you don't want to miss. Watch Zanjoe and Empoy in action this July 25!
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