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Coco Martin admits Tonyong Bayawak is a different kind of challenge for him

Coco Martin hopes Tonyong Bayawak will be as successful as 'Tiagong Akyat' and 'Pepeng Agimat.'

BY ABS-CBN CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS

FRESH SCOOPS

11/21/2009 1:20 AM
Coco Martin admits Tonyong Bayawak is a different kind of challenge for him


While Coco Martin is proud to have been chosen to play Tonyong Bayawak, he admitted that he is also nervous since Gerald Anderson and Jolo Revilla were so successful in their respective chapters of Agimat: Ang Mga Alamat ni Ramon Revilla Sr. “Ako medyo nagwo-worry ako kasi after ni Gerald, successful ‘yung Tiagong Akyat, then si Jolo, Pepeng Agimat, eh ako yung susunod. Sana tangkilikin din siya ng mga tao. Ako naman gusto ko kahit papaano hindi man sila (Tiagong Akyat and Pepeng Agimat) mapantayan, huwag lang sobrang baba kasi nahihiya naman ako sa management ‘pag hindi siya pumick up,” said Coco.

The Prince of Indie films said that he enjoys the new challenge Tonyong Bayawak gives him, but that he feels the pressure to meet the expectations of fans, management, and his director. “Mahirap kasi si Direk Don-Don (Santos) mabusising director and ‘yung requirements niya sobrang taas. Kasi ito bago sakin, action na fantaserye. Sanay ako sa mundo na drama lalo na sa atake ng pag-arte pero si Direk, hindi naman niya ako pinapabayaan. Meron din naman akong mga training na hands-on kay Direk, sinu-supervise niya talaga lahat ng ginagawa namin. Lahat talaga pinaghandaan eh, matindi yung preparations, sa prosthetics and make-up, maganda at nakakabilib talaga.”

Describing his character in one word, Coco replied, “Hero. Siguro sabi nga nila sa aming apat sa akin yung pinakamalalim yung storya kasi kasi may part na revenge. Malalim siya in a sense na realistic, hindi siya basta lang adventure. Ito yung mga pelikula ni Ramon Revilla na talagang makatotohanan ang storya then nagkataon na nagkaroon siya ng powers at ‘yun ‘yung ginamit niya para makapagligtas kahit gusto niya makaganti ‘yung power niya nagamit niya rin sa kabutihan.”