Empoy talks about working with Shaina Magdayao in 'Ang Tanging Ina Mo, Last Na 'To' and what other roles he wants to do.
As one of the country'rsquo;s most promising comedians, Julius "Empoy" Marquez considers himself lucky to be part of the cast of Ang Tanging Ina Mo, Last Na 'lsquo;To playing the fiance of Shaina Magdayao'rsquo;s character, Severina "Seven" Montecillo. "Nung una na-shock ako. Unang inisip ko, kung may kissing scene (laughs). May kissing scene naman (laughs)," he joked. During the movie'rsquo;s premiere last December 20, Empoy shared that he and Shaina did not have a hard time working with each other since they are both talents of Star Magic and even share the same handler. "Napakasaya katrabaho si Shaina. Napakasarap kasi magkakapatid na talaga turingan namin. Bukod sa magkasama kami sa iisang handler sa Star Magic, kay Miss Monch (Novales), talagang parang nilalaro na lang namin yung acting namin, parang natural," he shared.
Empoy also said he considers the role a blessing because he is paired up with one of the Kapamilya network'rsquo;s hottest stars. "Siyempre masayang masaya ako kasi ako yung napili bilang mapapangasawa niya. Wala namang kaming naging ilangan. Kapatid ko kasi yun sa Star Magic. Magkakasama kami dun."
Empoy shared that because he and Shaina were already at ease with each other, they did not have a hard time shooting their kissing scene. In fact, it only took them a few takes to wrap up that particular scene. "Sakto lang yung tagal. Marami lang naging take kasi siyempre kinukunan yung different shots at angles pero that'rsquo;s how it'rsquo;s supposed to be'nbsp;naman. Naging maayos naman ang lahat. Talagang mapa-pa-eeew kayo," he said of the scene.
Empoy added that he didn'rsquo;t find it hard to adjust with the cast because of lead star Ai-Ai de las Alas. "Si Mommy Ai, parang talagang totoong nanay ko yan dahil starting pa ako sa MTB pa, kasama ko na siya, ang saya-saya, nagho-hosting kami. Marami na rin kaming pinagsamahan na trabaho. Talagang ang turing niya, on and off camera, talagang tinuturing niyang mga anak yung mga kasamahan niya sa trabaho."
Empoy also shared that he also enjoyed working with the rest of the Tanging Ina cast as well. "It was my pleasure kasi talagang napakasya at napakasarap sila kasama. Bukod sa magandang-maganda rin yung movie at maraming aral na matututuna ay lubos akong natutuwa dahil isa ako sa naging parte nito. Maraming salamat sa kanilang lahat," he said.
Empoy admitted that he hopes ABS-CBN will give him the chance to do a different kind of role in his next project. "Siguro gusto ko ma-try yung drama naman. Yung tipong pang-Maalaala Mo Kaya. Hindi pa ko nakakapag-ganun eh."