Monday, September 8, 2008
Jinggoy feels jitters working with Christopher de Leon
Senator and actor Jinggoy Estrada admitted that he feels stressed and pressured working with veteran actor Christopher "Boyet" de Leon.
De Leon and the senator are working on the film "Magkaibigan," an official entry to this year's Metro Manila Film Festival.
"Isang malaking hamon dahil makakatrabaho namin si Christopher de Leon, alam naman natin na si Boyet ay multi-awarded actor, kaya kahit paano ay nakaka-tense at nakaka-stress din dahil siyempre you'll have to equal or even match his acting ability, acting skills," explained Estrada.
Estrada said that in the movie, he will play the best buddy of his sick friend portrayed by de Leon.
He said the movie was inspired by the life and death of his real-life friend, the late actor Rudy Fernandez.
In "Magkaibigan", Estrada also works with beautiful actress Dawn Zulueta. In a recent interview, Dawn thanked Estrada for choosing her to be his leading lady.
Estrada said that Zulueta fits the role perfectly.
"Well I would also like to thank Dawn for accepting the role. Hindi naman sila nagkakalayo ng kagandahan ni Lorna kaya bagay na bagay kay Dawn yung role."
In the 2007 MMFFP, Estrada won for his performance as an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) who suffers the apathy of his children because of their long separation in Maverick Films’ “Katas Ng Saudi”. He won over fellow senator Bong Revilla, who played a warrior in the futuristic Imus Productions movie, “Resiklo.”
This year, the senator is also wishing for another Best Actor Award: "Sana I'm hoping," he said.
Aside from “Magkaibigan,” here are the other 2008 MMFFP entries:
* Cutting Edge Productions’ “Dayo.”
* Viva Communications’ “Baler.”
* Regal Entertainment’s “Desperadas 2” and “Shake, Rattle and Roll X.”
* Canary Films’ “One Night Only.”
* OctoArts Films’ “Escalera and Ungasis (20 Years After).”
* Star Cinema’s “Tanging Ina Nyong Lahat.”
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