MANILA -- Comedian Vice Ganda dubbed his good friend Kris Aquino the "stage mother of the century" as principal photography started for the sequel of "The Unkabogable Praybeyt Benjamin."
The "It's Showtime" host is making the follow up to his 2011 hit with Aquino's son, James "Bimby" Yap Jr., as well as "Be Careful With My Heart" lead actor Richard Yap.
Aquino attended the first shooting day for the movie, which will be shown on Christmas Day as part of the 2014 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF).
"Stage mom of the century ang aura ni Kris Aquino dito, nakakatuwa. Nung una mini-make sure niya na nakikipag-cooperate si Bimby. Mini-make sure niya na hindi ko tinatakot ang anak niya. Bago pa siya umuwi, sabi niya, 'Iiwanan ko. Huwag mong takutin si Bimby," Vice Ganda shared.
"Malaking tulong si Bimby at malaking tulong si Kris Aquino kasi mas pinagtutuunan niya ng effort ito na bumongga kaysa sarili niyang pelikula. Mas inuna niya, mas tutok talaga siya dito," he added.
Aquino will be competing with her son and good friend since she will be doing the sequel of her hit 2004 horror film "Feng Shui" with actor Coco Martin also for the annual Christmas film fest.
Director Wenn V. Deramas, who also helmed the original "Praybeyt Benjamin" movie, also praised Aquino for being "very supportive" during the shoot.
"Nagre-read (ng lines), siya pa 'yung tumatawag sa interpreter kasi ang role dito ni Bimby ay galing ng China eh so hindi marunong mag-Tagalog, Chinese-speaking talaga. Masaya at nagbantay si Tetay (Kris) dito," Deramas added.
Aquino previously shared that her son plays a boy with "super powers" in "Praybeyt Benjamin 2."
But Aquino also admitted that she's nervous for her son with basketball star James Yap.
"Siyempre nakaka-nerbiyos kasi pinag-Chinese. Mabuti na lang magaling ang kanyang memory. Nage-enjoy naman siya at kuha naman niya lahat ng instructions ni Direk Wenn kaya nakakatuwa," she said.