After his successful portrayal of a gay guy in 24/7 In Love, Zanjoe Marudo makes use of his comic skills for his first lead role on the big screen via Bromance under Skylight Films. In the movie, he plays twins Brando (a typical macho-type of guy) and Brandy (a cross-dresser gay) who are at odds with each other because of their different gender preferences.
When asked if he’s nervous about his first lead role on the big screen, Zanjoe told Push.com.ph that what matters to him is that he’s happy with his performance in the movie. “Ginawa ko yung sa tingin ko na tama lang. Ayoko naman maging confident kasi hindi naman lahat ng tao magugustuhan yung ginawa ko. Masaya ako na gusto ng mga nakatrabaho ko yung ginawa ko.”
It helps that he has been getting positive feedback from his colleagues as well. “Nakarinig naman ako ng magagandang comments. Makita ko lang na natatawa yung may hawak ng camera habang nasa set, yun pa lang nakikita ko yung reaction nila, ang sarap pakinggan. Proud ako kasi yung suporta hindi mo akalain na ibibigay ng tao sa’yo Pati mga kasama kong artista. masaya sila para sa akin at nagtitiwala sila.”
Aside from his funny scenes as Brandy, director Wenn Deramas interjected that moviegoers should also watch out for Zanjoe’s butt exposure in the movie. “Yung pwet ni Zanjoe. Yun ang tanong ko sa kanya nung una eh, ‘Payag ba si Zanjoe na mag-butt exposure?’ Sabi niya, ‘Oo, pelikula ko ito eh.’ Wala talagang kaarte-arte.”
Bromance is showing in theaters on May 15.