Coco open to doing a ‘Beauty and the Bestie’ sequel

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016. Filed under: Entertainment Filipino Stars Film
Coco Martin (MNS photo)

Coco Martin (MNS photo)

Following the success of Vice Ganda’s “Beauty and the Bestie,” lead actor Coco Martin said he is open to revisiting his role as a cop for a sequel to the comedy.

The 34-year-old Martin hinted: “Sa ganda po ng kinalabasan, sa ganda po ng proyekto namin – baka, baka. Kahit kami na-in love kami sa pelikula. Napakarami pa pong puwedeng journey puntahan ng pelikula.”

As of Wednesday, the Star Cinema entry to the 2015 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) has earned more than P487 million, making it the highest grossing film in the Philippines. The film is still showing in select theaters nationwide.

Asked about what it made the Wenn Deramas-directed feature such a huge hit, Martin explained: “Mula po sa aking puso, sinasabi ko talaga na maganda po talaga ang pelikula namin.”

“Sinabi po talaga namin sa mga tao na hindi kayo aalis sa sinehan na hindi kayo tatawa at talagang susulitin namin ang bayad ninyo. Iyon po siguro ang nakita ng mga tao kaya nagustuhan siya ng mga tao,” he added.

Martin also credited his recent success to his devotion to the Black Nazarene. Aside from the blockbuster film, Martin’s prime time series, “Ang Probinsyano,” is consistently the most watched TV program in the country, according to data from Kantar Media.

“Sabi ko nga po, sa sampung hiningi ko, labing-lima po ang binigay niya sa akin. Sobra-sobra po. Kaya every time na may oras ako makadaan, nagpupunta po ako sa kanya para magpasalamat,” he said.

The actor was also prodded for his opinion on the “alleged ticket-swapping” incident that plagued the first few days of the 2015 MMFF. According to reports, moviegoers complained that the tickets they bought were swapped with another movie.

“Nakarating din po sa akin ang mga isyu na iyon. Ang sa akin lang po, definitely hindi po iyan totoo. At kung ano man yang sinasabi nilang anomalya, papaimbestigahan po natin iyan kay Cardo,” Martin quipped, referring to his cop character on “Ang Probinsyano.”

He added that the MMFF is not a competition.

“Gumagawa tayo ng pelikula para mapasaya ang mga tao, hindi para makapag-compete, hindi para makita kung sino ang malakas at mahina. Sana po ginagawa natin ito para sa mga tao. Ang pangit naman po na nasa maliit tayo na industriya at naga-away pa tayo,” he said.(MNS)

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