Dingdong challenged by role in 'One More Try'

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 13 2012 07:51 PM | Updated as of Dec 14 2012 07:30 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Actor Dingdong Dantes admitted he had a hard time portraying his role in the movie “One More Try,” an entry to this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival.

In an interview with ABS-CBN News on Thursday, Dantes said his role required him to play someone far from who he is in real life.

Actor Dingdong Dantes talks about his role in the movie "One More Try."

“Nahirapan ako kasi unang-una father ako doon at the same time husband. Ito ay dalawang matitimbang na role na sa totoong buhay, hindi pa ako ganoon, so mahirap,” he said.

Dantes, however, said this did not become a problem as he had plenty of motivations.

“May mga kaibigan ako who are also young fathers and mga husbands na rin at the same time. And siyempre through the guidance of Direk Ruel Bayani and the very great script,” he explained.

Meanwhile, the actor said he is grateful to have gained new friends among his fellow “One More Try” stars Angelica Panganiban, Angel Locsin and Zanjoe Marudo.

“Pantay-pantay kasi 'yung mga araw namin na nandoon kami eh. So we all shared an equal amount of time and moments para masabing nakilala namin ang isa’t isa more than kung paano kami nag-umpisa,” he said.

Dantes said more than any acting award, he would consider it more rewarding if a lot of people would come out and see their movie on December 25.

“Abangan nila kung anong magiging desisyon ng bawat character sa bawat importanteng crossroad ng kanilang buhay. Doon magde-define kung anong klase kang tao, kung anong klaseng asawa, kung paano maisasalba ang isang tao or bata. Doon maglalaro ang plot ng story. Ultimately, it is a family movie,” he said.

After “One More Try,” Dantos said he wants to do more movies in 2013.

“Hindi ko pa masabi sa ngayon [kung anong mga gagawin ko in the future] kasi sometimes, 'yung mga gagawin mo, kapag gagawin mo na, maiiba siya. Pero definitely more movies. I really love making movies,” he said. – with a report from Gretchen Fullido, ABS-CBN News