Vice Ganda says October is his month
MANILA, Philippines -- Popular comedian Vice Ganda believes that October is his lucky month, considering that his two box office hits, "Petrang Kabayo" and "Praybeyt Benjamin," both opened in October.
Last year's "Praybeyt Benjamin" is now considered the biggest local box-office hit of all time.
Vice Ganda is hoping that this lucky streak continues with "This Guy's In Love With You Mare" with Luis Manzano and Toni Gonzaga, which will open also in October.
"Swerte? Oo. Sabi nga ni direk Wenn Deramas parang naging tradisyon na. So gawin na nating tradisyon na kailangan may Vice Ganda-Wenn Deramas movie," Ganda said in an interview with ABS-CBN News on Monday during the pictorial for the new film.
Ganda said that he's really excited to work with Gonzaga and leading man Manzano.
"Si Luis nag-usap kami parang halos lahat ng bonggang movie na nagagawa ko ay magkasama kami. 'In MyLife', 'Hating Kapatid,' 'Petrang Kabayo' at 'Praybeyt Benjamin' ay kasama ko si Luis, so lucky talaga siya," he said.
"Si Toni na miss ko talaga kasi si Toni ang ka-close ko talaga dati kaso ang dami niyang trabaho ako din. So bihira na lang, text na lang," he said.
Aside from "This Guy's In Love With You Mare," Vice Ganda will also do a film with friend Kris Aquino for this year's Metro Manila Film Festival.
No to soaps
In the interview, Vice Ganda admitted that he can't do a television series, which will require most of his time.
"Hindi ko kaya ang teleserye. Hindi ko kaya 'yung talagang aktingan sa TV at 'yung mahabang aktingan. At saka mayroon akong noontime (show), hindi ko kakayanin na nagte-taping ako everyday tapos magno-noontime pa ako," he explained.
"At saka kapag gumawa ako ng teleserye malilimitahan ang iba kong pwedeng gawin -- hindi na ako makakapagtour sa ibang bansa at hindi na ako makakapag-concert," he added.
Currently, Vice Ganda is co-hosting ABS-CBN's noontime show "It's Showtime" as well as the weekly show "Gandang Gabi Vice."