THE MATINEE idol of his youth, Aga Muhlach, admitted at the #FirstLoveMediaLaunch that yes, after doing “Seven Sundays” last year and mostly scripts of love stories landed on his lap, he decided on retiring even if he didn’t want to!
“May takot lang. Kung ano na naman ang susunod. Kasi, kung lovestory na naman ‘yan, it better be good than the last. At ‘yung babagay na sa edad ko. Then, si direk Paul (Soriano) kept on calling na. For a meeting. Then, he told me na nakita niya my strong points were in love stories. Sabi ko, ayoko na. Ano pa ba? Sabi niya he wanted me and Bea (Alonzo) to be in a movie kasi nakita rin niya na she’s magaling. Eh, nalaman na rin ni direk sa akin na it is Bea I wanted to have a project with.”
And yes, the movie was made in Vancouver, Canada and they breathed life to the characters of Nick and Ali. One, wanting to live even if her heart is failing physically (Ali) and one wanting to give up his life and not live anymore (Nick).
“Nahihirapan ako sabihin sa mga tao why they should watch our movie. It’s not the stuff I am made of. Hindi naman nagtuturo ang pelikula namin. We just want you, the audience to enjoy it and experience the journey of the characters. It is a love story, alright. But there’s more to it being a lovestory.”
Lending support in the movie are Sandy Andolong, Albie Casiño and Edward Barber.
It will hit the screens on direk Paul’s birthday, October 17.
A very different Aga will surprise us in his role here.
That was one cool glint in his eyes when I handed him a copy of a fan magazine in the 80s where a special issue was made for him and now Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista. Their days of their “Bagets” days.
“Wow! Ang gandang gift naman nito. Wow talaga. Huwag mo lukutin. Akin na ‘yan!”
Aga during his matinee idol days can still be seen in the Aga of his best actor years in the now. Leveled up much. Deeper and mature.
First Love in the movie is of a different context. But if you ask Aga about his first love-it will and will always be-acting-emblazoned on his path!
OVER THE weekend, I watched a newbie perform in his first concert at Teatrino.
I came to know him in Jobert Sucaldito and Ahwel Paz’ radio show in DZMM.
And he was good. And he was a cool comedian as well.
Mentored well, Macoy Mendoza is on the path of making it big in the record industry. Because his voice range can cover the songs of the Carpenters to Michael Jackson. Male and female songs at that.
The singing heartthrob is thankful that he is given the chance to share his voice in ways that can make music aficionados adore him!