Boyette might just be a fictional character in the Zaijian Jaranilla starrer, "Boyette (Not A Girl Yet)" but the journey he will go through will resonate with all of us.
During the media launch of the film yesterday, November 16, the cast was asked to share a message to Boyette, and all the people in the world who are like him.
Maris had a message that pushed for honesty.
"Bawat choice mo sa life, babalik 'yan sa'yo. It's better to be honest, totohanin na. 'Wag mo nang itago because meron at merong mga tao na tatanggap sa'yo at iintindihin ka. Kung hindi ka nila iintindihin, they're not the perfect people for you," she said.
Phi Palmos, who will play one of Boyette's gay friends in the film, said that the right people will come and accept you for who you are.
"You are enough - kung sino ka, kung ano ka, sapat 'yun at 'wag mo iisipin na kailangan mong baguhin sarili mo para lang magustuhan, para lang mahalin, para tanggapin," he pressed.
"May mga taong darating sa atin, at kung hindi nila tanggap sa kung sino at ano ang kabuuan ng pagkatao natin, hindi sila ang mga tao para sa'yo. The right people will come to you," he added.
Coming from a father's perspective, seeing as he will play Boyette's dad in the movie, Joey Marquez shared some words of wisdom.
"Don't judge, just focus on a straight line regardless of who you are or what you are. When you dream, make sure that you are a doer, not only a dreamer," he said.
Of course, Boyette himself, Zaijian, had a message for his character. First, he took the time to thank the film's director Jumbo Albano.
"Thank you dahil sa'yo nakagawa ako ng isang magandang pelikula at isang inspiring na kwento. Maraming makaka-relate na tao [dito]," he said about Direk Jumbo.
And to Boyette, he said, "Sobrang proud ako sa kanya, sa'yo, dahil napakatapang mo. Hindi mo kailangan baguhin sarili mo para lang magustuhan at matanggap ka ng mga tao. Sapat na 'yung ikaw lang. Mahal na mahal kita, Boyette."
Watch the movie's trailer here:
"Boyette (Not A Girl Yet)" streams worldwide starting November 27!
For only 150 pesos, you can watch the movie on the following CineXpress channels: KTX.ph (ktx.ph), iWantTFC (tfc.tv), IPTV, Cignal PPV (my.cignal.tv), and Sky Cable PPV (mysky.com.ph).
Bagong sine, now na!
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