Last June 2015, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) released the official list of films which are included in the 41st Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF). Included in the list of films is the ABS-CBN Film Production, Inc. & Viva Communications, Inc. movie, ‘Beauty and the Bestie’. This movie is starred by two of the most awarded actors in the showbiz industry today, the Prince of the Philippine Independent Films, Coco Martin, and the Phenomenal Box-Office Star, Vice Ganda.

Coco Martin & Vice Ganda

Coco Martin & Vice Ganda

Yesterday, July 14, 2015, the cast of ‘Beauty & the Bestie’, together with the director, movie production bosses and producers, had a story conference at ELJ Building, ABS-CBN. Coco Martin and Vice Ganda were joined by Direk Wenn Deramas, Badji Mortiz, Jovit Baldivino, Marcelito Pomoy, Bugoy Drilon, Alonzo Muhlach, etc. as they discussed the details of the film.

The Cast of Beauty & the Bestie

The Cast of Beauty & the Bestie

After the story conference, Coco Martin, Vice Ganda and Direk Wenn Deramas were interviewed by the press. Both Coco and Vice expressed that they are excited and already looking forward in taping for the movie. Coco said “Honestly excited pero kinakabahan. Unang una, ako yung bago sa kanilang dalawa (Coco and Direk Wenn) dahil sila, ang dami na nilang nagawang pelikula and then syempre iba yung genre ko. Hindi ko alam kung paano yung magiging takbo ng sitwasyon namin sa paggawa ng movie.”

When asked about how he feels on working with Vice soon, he said that he know Vice really well and he’ll be needing Vice’s guidance in the comedy department. “Kabisado ko si Vice eh. Kaso hindi ako (masyado sanay) sa comedy eh. Syempre kailangan kong magpa-guide talaga sa kanya (kay Vice) kagaya ng ginawa sakin ni Toni sa You’re My Boss.” Vice quipped “Itong pelikulang ito sa-swak talaga sa aming dalawa. Kasi yung comedy, ako bahala. Tapos yung action, siya na eh. Bihasang bihasa na siya dun sa bakbakan. Pati nga mga aswang kinalaban niya diba. Eh dito, tao lang kalaban niya..ang dali dali lang para sa kanya.” Direk Wenn was confident enough with Coco that he will effectively pull his comedic acts. “Sabi niya (Coco) natatakot siya sa comedy. Sabi ko naman ginawa mo na sa You’re My Boss. Sabi ko sa kanya, siya yung comedy nun eh.”

Coco further shared “Naging blessing sakin yung unang movie na ginawa namin ni Toni na You’re My Boss kasi kahit papano medyo nagkaroon ako ng konting idea (at nagloosen up na) sa paggawa ng comedy. Pero honestly, sobrang nahihirapan talaga ako nun. Talagang hirap na hirap ako. May time na umuuwi ako na parang feeling ko mali yung mga ginawa ko. And then nung nakita ko yung resulta ng proyekto, natuwa naman ako kasi kahit papano, nakasabay ako kahit konti kay Toni. And then ngayon, napakalaking challenge sakin tong movie namin ni Direk Wenn at Vice lalong lalo na ito comedy (talaga), eh yun (You’re My Boss) medyo romance-comedy pa yun eh.”

The Cast with the Press

The cast with the press

It was revealed that Ellen Adarna will be Coco Martin’s leading lady in the movie. “Nae-excite ako dahil hindi pa kami nagkakatrabaho eh. Tsaka napakaganda ni Ellen Adarna. Napapanood ko siya sa Pasion De Amor, napakagaling din niya.” Vice Ganda aslo divulged “Ako talaga nagrequest. Sabi ko gusto ko talaga si Ellen Adarna i-partner niyo kay Coco. May leading man (din) naman po ako..si Coco. (laughs) Syempre meron din konting love angle pero hindi naman dun talaga umiikot yung story. Meron kaming journey dito sa pelikula.”

Having FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano and ‘Beauty and the Bestie,’ it seems that it will be a busy second half of 2015 for Coco Martin. He told that they will be starting to shoot for Beauty and the Bestie soon side-by-side Ang Probinsyano’s shooting days. “Patapos na kami sa pilot episode (Ang Probinsyano). Pero ngayon halos everyday nagte-taping na kami. Syempre mataas yung expectations dahil nanggaling ito sa pelikula ni FPJ..kahit papano sana magustuhan ng mga tao.” But he still tries to have his own ‘personal time.’ “Meron naman syempre (oras para sa sarili) like ngayon bago ako pumunta dito, nag-work out pa ako and then trina-try na matulog ng tama. .”

Ending the Q & A, Coco Martin was not excused on being asked about his love life and Julia Montes. “Sana (magka-lovelife). (Pero parang hindi pa eh.) Ganun talaga. Kung anong meron sa harapan mo, dapat i-grab mo. Kasi hindi naman lahat ng tao nabibigyan ng ganitong pagkakataon (sa trabaho). Ako kasi, ang inuuna ko ngayon is yung family ko and then yung future ko para kapag dumating na ako dun, sobrang handa na ako. Mahirap kasi yung pag may family ka na and then kailangan mong kumayod ng kumayod, mawawalan ka ng time para sa kanila. Ngayon mas binubuhos ko yung time sa trabaho para pag nagkaron na ako ng pamilya o girlfriend man lang, may time ako para sa kanya.”

“Hindi ko naman dinedeny. Napaka-espeysal niya (Julia Montes) sakin. Si Julia kasi in terms of acting, sa trabaho, sa personal..compatible kami. Matured kasi siya eh. Ayoko lang madaliin. Though hindi ko naman kailangan makipagplastikan, ilang taon na ako, 33 na ako. Kaso sabi ko nga, ayoko ng hindi ako handa. Ayoko na papasok ako sa isang bagay (o relasyon) then after that, maghihiwalay kasi naexcite lang, nabigla lang.”

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  • jenny

    ohhh your sweet at saka kahanga hanga talaga deng2..,sana Makita kita ulit inspite nang napaka bz m na schedule ,.,sana makabalik ka ulit ditto sa Iloilo ,.,at saka sana Linggo ..,.hehe ,.more Blessings sayo COCO.,., gusto ko c Julii para sa iyo,.,

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