MANILA, Philippines – They may have been competitors during the last Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF), but for 2018, Coco Martin and Vic Sotto are set to join forces for the annual event.
In an interview with Pep during the 66th FAMA Awards on Sunday, June 10, Coco confirmed that he and Vic have already spoken about doing a movie together for the festival.
“Actually, nakapag-usap na kami,” Coco said.
“Excited? Sobra, kasi matagal ko nang pangarap na magkatrabaho kami ni Bossing. Pinalad naman na pinagbigyan niya ako, sana magdire-diretso.
(Actually, we’ve already talked. Excited? Of course, because I’ve been dreaming of working with Bossing. We’re fortunate that we were given the permission. Hopefully, it will push through.)
“Ay naku, siyempre, Tito, Vic and Joey. Lahat naman tayo talaga idolo sila lalong-lalo na pagdating sa komedya,” he said.
(Of course, that’s Tito, Vic, and Joey. All of us look up to them, especially when it comes to comedy.)
The movie title and genre have yet to be discussed.
In the same interview, Coco also spoke about the possibility of going up against Vice Ganda in the festival. The two have teamed up in two movies —The Super Parental Guardians (2016) and Beauty and the Bestie (2015).
“Actually, di namin iniintindi yun. Ang layunin namin kasi mapaligaya namin ang mga manonood.
(Actually, we don’t even talk about it. The objective is to make the viewers happy.)
“At saka siyempre, ako naman, sabi ko nga, di kami naglalaban-laban, nagtutulungan kami para bigyan ng buhay at maging mas masigla ang Metro Manila Film Fest kapag Pasko,” he said.
(And of course for me, like I said, we’re not rivals. We’re helping each other add life and happiness to the film fest during Christmas.) – Rappler.com