Amidst controversies surrounding Maricel Soriano, Vice insisted that it doesn’t change his excitement towards their upcoming film Girl Boy Bakla Tomboy directed by Wenn Deramas under Viva Films. He added that he’ll play the role of Maricel and Gabby Concepcion’s son in the story. “Sobra akong masaya dito sa paparating na project kasi kasama ko si Inay Maria. Eh noon ko pa yun wini-wish eh. Dream ko masampal ni Maricel Soriano. Parang kumpleto na pagiging artista ko kapag nasampal ako ni Maricel Soriano, sa movie lang ha,” he cheerfully exclaimed in an interview with TV Patrol, Tuesday night, January 29.
Some people believe that Maricel’s career further took a downturn with her much-publicized misunderstanding with Gerald Anderson. Vice, however, remained confident that the Diamond Star will eventually surpass the negative intrigues about her. “Marami pang pagkakataon na darating sa bawat isa sa atin. Hindi naman matatapos ang buhay sa isang pangyayari lang. At lahat ng bakla maghahanda dito kasi siyempre dyosa ng mga bakla yun eh, si Inay Maricel.”
The comedian also said that he wouldn’t hesitate to visit Maricel so that they’d establish rapport with each other before their shoot starts on February 12. “I’d love to go out with Inay Maria. Dadalawin ko yun sa bahay niya soon.” Incidentally, rumor has it that lack of rapport between Maricel and Gerald Anderson resulted to their alleged tiff on the set of Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin.
In the meantime, Vice already thought of how he will prepare for his role in this movie. “Sabi nga ni Sir Deo (Endrinal), kapag ito nagawa mo ng matino, baka ito ang magbigay ng award sayo. At gusto ko, ‘pag lalaki ako, gusto ko mag-gym, magpalaki ng katawan. Kapag girl ako, [sana] bigyan nila ako ng time na magpapayat ulit para magmukhang babae [ako].”
Asked if he has other dream projects, Vice revealed that he hopes to work with Dawn Zulueta in the future. “Para hindi masyado mahirap sa akin yung role, kailangan identical twins [kami sa movie].”