Vhong Navarro has shared his fun working experience with his cast members in “Mang Kepweng: Ang Lihim ng Bandanang Itim”!
In a Bloggers Conference for the film on Tuesday, December 22, Vhong, who plays the central character Mang Kepweng, talked about being paired with a younger leading lady, Barbie Imperial.
“Kinabahan talaga ako na magpa-partner kami kasi baka lumabas, mukha kaming mag-tiyuhin,” he jested.
“‘Yung edad namin medyo malayo din eh. Si Barbie kasi ang bata ng itsura, kaya may konting adjustment lang kasi siyempre ‘di mo muna ako pwede tawagin na ‘kuya’ ‘di ba kasi sa movie, parang love interest kami. Ang galing niya rin mag-adjust kasi mature siya eh. May mga bagay na hindi tinuro sa kanya na alam niya na ‘yung gagawin niya dahil nga sanay na siya. Parang alam niya na kung paano niya iha-handle.”
He also mentioned how honored he was to have worked with 2016 Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Jaclyn Jose. The comedian-host said, “Bilib na bilib ako sa pagiging professional ni Jaclyn Jose. Tapos sobrang tuwang-tuwa kami na tinanggap niya ‘yung pelikula.”
Vhong also mentioned his co-cast members Ritz Azul, Fumiya Sankai, and Yamyam Gucong.
“Si Ritz Azul, dahil nga nasa ‘Banana Sundae’ siya, sanay siya sa gag show, mahusay, magaling sumalo. Si Fumiya kasi at si Yamyam, nakasama ko din sa ‘Home Sweetie Home’ kaya alam ko na din kahit papaano.”
“Mang Kepweng: Ang Lihim ng Bandanang Itim” is an official entry to the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2020. When asked what is the strength of the movie, Director Topel Lee said that it’s really the adventure and the powerhouse cast.
He said, “Ako very happy ako na everyone has their strengths. Sa amin, it’s really the adventure, kasi ang dami naming pinuntahan, ang dami naming eksena, na hindi namin alam kung paano namin nagawa in a month. Also, pinaka importante ‘yung actors namin, we have Vhong, Ion, everyone, [also] Joross Gamboa, Benjie Paras. This movie will really make you laugh, and make your day complete. Tamang-tama sa Pasko. So, watch out for it.”
MMFF is happening online this year. You can watch the movies beginning Christmas Day, December 25 on upstream.ph!
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