MANILA -- It was one of the roles he always wanted to play, but heartthrob Piolo Pascual had to let it go because it seemed to fit someone else. So they gave it to Empoy Marquez.
Pascual just settled behind the camera, and decided to become the film producer.
On Monday night, the 40-year-old actor and producer of upcoming film "Kita Kita" revealed that he considered playing the lead role in the movie.
"I really wanted to play the lead, but it was really intended for Empoy," he said, adding that it was tailor-made for the comedian.
"Iba 'yong hitsura ni Empoy. Mahirap gayahin eh. So talagang it was tailor-made for him."
For this project, Pascual said they wanted to make it as genuine as possible, offering audiences a colorful diversity of emotions throughout the movie.
"It's gonna make you fall in love. And it's gonna make you cry in a way. It's kind bitter sweet in the end," he added.
"Kita Kita" will be in cinemas starting July 19. Apart from Marquez, it also stars multi-awarded actress Alessandra De Rossi.