MANILA, Philippines - It had been 16 years since Vic Sotto had worked with Star Cinema yet the ace comedian still noted to the media present at the press conference held at the Dolphy Theater on April 7 for his latest movie "Pak! Pak! My Doktor Kwak!" that he felt right at home there.
In a report by Push.com.ph on April 8, Vic Sotto was quoted to have said, "I'm happy na balik-Pamilya ako." Apparently, the last Star Cinema movie he did was 1994's "Hindi Pa Tapos Ang Labada Darling!" with ex- wife, Dina Bonnevie.
In Sotto's movie on Star Cinema, he stars with Bea Alonzo, whose comedic timing impressed him. In an article on Journal Online, Sotto noted he only knew of Alonzo before as John Lloyd Cruz' onscreen partner, but once he got to know her, he described her in the interview as "down to earth, intelligent, mabait, mahusay ka-trabaho."
The media also picked up on the apparent good vibes between Sotto and co-star Pokwang. Although many thought the two would have a hard time getting along, being that their shows are rivals from different networks airing on the same time slot, it seemed working together gave them an opportunity to develop an easy camaraderie.
Sotto said that initially they didn't really talk to each other on set, but they started doing so soon enough. The veteran comedian described Pokwang as "magaling na komedyante" whose energy on the set remained high even in the wee hours of the morning (to which Sotto also joked, "Adik ka ba? Hahaha!"). He also called her "mabait na tao" for being there for people who need help-a vote of praise that Pokwang could not believe came from a person she considers an institution in the industry.
Sotto noted during the presscon that the movie was "originally Star Cinema's proposal." He also pointed out that his group has no problem with ABS-CBN and Star Cinema so he had no reason to refuse the project.
Happy that there was no tension on the set, Vic said, "Walang network-network... 'Yun naman ang dapat eh... 'yung pagkakaibigan. It doesn't really matter if you're ABS-CBN or GMA or TV5. What matters is maganda 'yung nagiging proyekto."
Sotto also expressed excitement on the impending promo rounds for the movie, which would most likely take him to various ABS-CBN programs like "The Buzz," "ASAP" and "TV Patrol."
Reposted From Manila Bulletin