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starring : PIOLO PASCUAL, ANDREA DEL ROSARIO, DIMPLES ROMANA, KRISTA RANILLO
showing on : SEPTEMBER 5, 2007
A disturbed yet brilliant Piolo Pascual in 'Chopsuey'
By WALDEN SADIRI
August 19, 2007
By WALDEN SADIRI
With regards to the veggies in the dish chopsuey, awarded actor Piolo Pascual says he is the broccoli, his favorite. Yet in the independent movie entitled "Chopsuey," Piolo is the main ingredient that would bring out the different flavors of life which the film is about — bland, bitter and sweet.
"Chopsuey" as a dish may be common among moviegoers, but as a movie, it’s expected to be fresh as it would present Piolo Pascual like we’ve never seen before — dirty, downtrodden and hopeless. He is Jimmy whose wife has left him. Adding a bitter taste to Jimmy’s life are his three younger sisters, whom he had to tend to when their parents died, played by Andrea del Rosario as a career woman and closet lesbian, Dimples Romana as an abused and neglected wife and Krista Ranillo as his rebellious and stubborn sister.
Piolo’s character then is presented with the dilemma on how he would cope up with lost love and still be the patriarch of his family. And as moviegoers would witness, Jimmy would dwell mostly in his room dealing with his depression!
"Sa last part lang ako ngumiti. Disturbed kasi ang character ko dito at medyo dark ang role ko," he said.
The cinematic flavor of "Chopsuey" will be provided by first-time full-length filmmaker Catherine Camarillo. The script is written by Ome Avelanoza, with Neil Daza as cinematographer. The film is produced by Silangan Pictures and New Life Cinema and it’s slated for a Sept. 5 opening.
The story of "Chopsuey" is one of the reasons the country’s bankable drama prince greenlighted the movie project. The main reason is friendship. According to him, he has worked with Cathy Camarillo when she was just an assistant director for the films "Till I Met You" and "Don’t Give Up On Us." During the latter film, they discussed the possibility of doing a film together. Cathy already had a concept and they both promised that he’ll star in it when she decided to do the movie.
"Primarily it’s our words we’re honoring so secondary na lang ‘yung concept because you have to believe in the story first. And we really have a good story to tell...for me it’s important to give other directors a chance especially if they’re as talented like Cathy. As an actor, I think it’s not just an obligation but also a good way of giving back so other people will have the chance to have the same experience," he explained further.
His talent fee wasn’t also a problem as he is aware that independent films have low budgets.
"When you talk about independent films, it’s all about love for your craft. It doesn’t mean that if it’s an indie-film it’s not with the same caliber as mainstream movies. Mas matindi pa nga kasi it’s pure passion and at the same time lahat ng nagtratrabaho sa project na ito, pagmamahal ang investment nila. I believe that it’s their love for their craft that drives them. And they give their all and they can do as many takes because there’s no limit," he remarked.
He added that he has always been open with the idea of starring in an independent movie and even short films. He pointed out that through them he can explore more his acting craft and be more creative and unique with his roles. He declared that he was full of love in doing "Chopsuey."
Ever since his career began, Piolo Pascual has always been passionate about acting. This passion is what earned him a Best Supporting Actor award from different award giving bodies for his role as the tragic activist son in "Dekada ‘70" helmed by Chito Roño. He won the same award from the Metro Manila Film Festival, FAMAS, Film Academy of the Philippines, Urian, Star Awards and the Young Critics Circle. He also won the Best Actor honors twice, one during the 2004 FAMAS and this year from the Golden Screen Awards and Star Awards for his role in "Don’t Give Up on Us."
As an actor, he was fortunate to have worked with the country’s top directors like Mel Chionglo for his launching film "Lagarista," Olivia Lamasan for "Milan," Joel Lamangan in "Mila," Jose Javier Reyes for "9 Mornings" and Maryo J Delos Reyes for "I Think I’m In Love."
So how did he prepare for his role as Jimmy?
"I just trusted my director. Of course when she gave me the script I read it and as we went along nag-uusap kami ni Cathy where I was coming from and where I was going. Basically hindi naman siya ganung mahirap. My only challenge was to look and act Chinese. Other than that maganda naman ang flow namin. We were just mellow," he replied.
Jimmy too is his first Chinese character that he ever played which he finds exciting. And his director gave him the leeway to explore the character, interpret him and attack it the way he felt proper.
As a person though he could not relate to Jimmy’s problems because ever since he has been a happy person. He shared that he never dwelt with problems and things that could dampen his spirit. He is the type who would rather think of good and positive things to have that beautiful aura.
In the works for Piolo Pascual is his album launch and concert this November. As a recording artist he has composed two songs for his upcoming album and one of the songs in the said album is for Rica Peralejo. Though he kept mum about it, he said that the song’s title would be a giveaway.
"I’m crossing my fingers na maging positive outcome lahat ng projects ko...I’ve been recording everyday for my album and I’m just so excited kasi ang daming pumasok na sponsors and I’m keeping my hopes high because I composed two songs and I co-produced the album. Pinagtuunan ko talaga yun ng pansin," smiled Piolo.
The actor is also excited about his future movie and TV project with newly-christened Kapamilya member Angel Locsin.
"It’s a good opportunity not only for me but for other stars of ABS-CBN to be paired with Angel. Maganda yung may bago kang katambal para nasa circulation ka pa rin. She’s a very good actress and she’s one of the hottest stars and she’s so in demand," he exclaimed.
As to his point of view regarding the negative press the actress is getting from transferring to ABS-CBN, he said that it’s something to expect and it’s normal to anyone moving to another network.
"May mga negative elements talaga na kasama. So dadaan at dadaan ang sinuman sa ganung pangyayari. But it will pass and I’m just praying and wishing that Angel will be stronger. I believe that she’ll get through this."
Mario E Batista
August 16, 2007
At the press preview of his new movie, "Chopsuey," to be shown on September 5, we ask Piolo Pascual if he’s really the first leading man of Angel Locsin now that she’s with ABS – CBN.
"No official notice yet, pero sana nga totoo," he says. "Nagkatrabaho na kami in three TV commercials at okay naman siya, so I’m sure I’ll enjoy working with her in a TV drama or a movie."
"Chopsuey" is the directorial debut of Piolo’s friend, Cathy Camarillo, a UP journalism graduate who’s an assistant director at ABS-CBN. Based on the script of Ome Avellanoza that won in the Film Development Foundation scriptwriting contest, it’s produced by Silangan Pictures and New Life Cinema.
"After I read the script, I fell in love with it and asked ABS management to read so they’d give their permission as I want to make good my promise to Cathy that I will be the lead actor in her first movie," adds Piolo.
The film, shot in digital format and blown up to 35 mm. in Hong Kong, is about Jimmy (Piolo), the eldest brother who took care of his three sisters Anette, Claire and Leslie (Andrea del Rosario, Dimples Romana and Krista Ranillo) after their parents died. At the start of the film, it’s Piolo’s birthday and his sisters has a cake for him but he won’t even open his door. He has locked himself up in his room for the past six months and it’s only later that we learn it’s because he got so depressed after his bride abandoned him on the altar. They’re Chinese and his bride chose to elope with her Filipino boyfriend.
The three sisters have their own problems. Andrea is an accomplished architect but a closet *** who wants to follow her girlfriend in Canada. Dimples is the oppressed wife of a boorish Chinese man who treats her like his personal housemaid (just like Kris Aquino’s role in "Mano Po 1"). Krista works in a call center and rebels against Chinese tradition by having a Pinoy for a boyfriend.
The film is well acted by the entire cast. Piolo gives a sensitive performance as the groom who keeps on putting on his tux even if his wedding fizzled out. Even more impressive are the actresses who play his sisters. Andrea is very credible as the repressed *** who satisfies herself in secret. Krista is also good as the rebellious youngest sister. But the one who gives the most touching portrayal is Dimples, the neglected wife who’s everyone’s doormat. How she gets even with her abusive husband is one of the film’s best highlights.
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At may signing si Hazel on Friday, March 7, at Robinson's Galleria Movieworld. From 6-8 pm ito.
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