|Comedian Vice Ganda and actress-host Kris Aquino. File photo
MANILA – Kris Aquino said it is not her intention to compete with Vice Ganda in the upcoming Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF).
Aquino’s entry to the annual event is “My Little Bossings,” which also features her son, James “Bimby” Yap Jr., comedian Vic Sotto and child wonder Ryzza Mae Dizon.
Vice Ganda, on the other hand, will headline the comedy film “Girl Boy Bakla Tomboy,” along with Maricel Soriano, Gabby Concepcion and Ruffa Gutierrez.
Aquino told ABS-CBN News that like everyone else, she is well aware of Vice Ganda’s box office track record and her only wish is for the moviegoers to appreciate “My Little Bossings.”
“Siyempre ang gusto ko lang talaga is mabawi namin ang puhunan and kumita kami. Because this is for Bimb’s future and this is also parang a test for me kung kaya ko ba talaga 'yung trabaho na hindi ako 'yung in front of the camera, kung may skills ba ako behind the scenes,” she said.
The actress-host also shrugged off their supposed rivalry, saying she and Vice Ganda continue to be close friends even if they no longer star in the same movie.
“Dumalaw si Vice sa amin. He was there sa set, nagbantay siya. I have no illusions whatsoever. If Vic wants to be number one, who doesn’t want to be number one? Pero tanggap ko naman kung sino si Vice Ganda and kung ano ang box office record niya,” she said.
In a separate interview with ABS-CBN News last week, Vice Ganda played down talk of a brewing rivalry between him and Aquino.
Aside from having different entries in the upcoming MMFF, the PMPC Star Awards for TV also named Vice Ganda this year's Best Celebrity Talk Show Host over Aquino.
“Kahit sinong manalo okay lang,” he said. “Masaya na naa-acknowledge ang trabaho, na maraming nakaka-appreciate.”