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Maricar De Mesa is thankful about doing a non-kontrabida role in 'Bromance'

Maricar De Mesa makes her big screen comeback in Zanjoe Marudo's first starring role, 'Bromance.'

BY RHEA MANILA SANTOS

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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5/8/2013 9:14 AM
Maricar De Mesa is thankful about doing a non-kontrabida role in 'Bromance'


050813-maricar_main.jpgUsed to playing mostly kontrabida roles on various television series through the years, Maricar De Mesa admitted she is thankful to be the given the chance by Bromance director Wenn Deramas to play a good girl for a change. “Ayun na nga eh, ang unang tanong sa akin dito is kung ano role ko. Sabi ko, 'Hulaan niyo,' sasabihin nila kontrabida pero sabi ko, para maiba naman. Alam niyo natutuwa ako kay direk Wenn kasi binabago niya yung role ko kasi most of the time kontrabida ako. Yung last role na nag-guest ako sa kanya sa Kahit Puso'y Masugatan last year, ginawa niya akong mabait na other woman. Si direk Wenn pinapakita niya yung kabilang side ko na yun, na puwede akong hindi maging kontrabida. Kaya sobrang thankful ako sa kanya sa tiwala na binibigay niya sa akin. Magaan kasi direk Wenn eh, as always basta direk Wenn ang trabaho magaan sa kanya at saka systematic kami eh. Most of the time, yung one the spot palit ng script pero very organized and systematic pag si direk Wenn which is why I love working with him,” she shared during the Bromance grand presscon held at Dolce Latte Cafe in Quezon City last May 5.

In Bromance, Maricar plays the role of older sibling to Zanjoe Marudo's twin roles of macho Brando and super effeminate Brandy. The talented actress said it was a breeze working with her former Dyosa co-star. “Nagkatrabaho na kami ni Zanjoe sa Dyosa, kontrabida naman ako dun, hinahabol habol ko siya dun, may pagnanasa naman ako sa kanya dun (laughs). Ibang iba naman dahil dito magkapatid kami,” she explained.

Maricar said she has no reservations about playing an older sister this time around. “Ay okay lang kasi si Zanjoe ang gaang katrabaho, tahimik lang yan pag sa set, minsan makikipagkuwentuhan, natural, natural siya eh, masarap siyang katrabaho,” she said. 

Maricar said that Bromance viewers will definitely get a kick out of the scene where Zanjoe shows his butt. “Oo meron pero hindi ko nakita (laughs). Pinag-uusapan lang sa set. Pero ano naman yun, hindi naman yun ginawa dahil gusto lang maipakita para lang magkaroon ng butt exposure, nakakatawa lang dahil sa eksena,” she added.

Maricar also admitted that she was impressed with Zanjoe's portrayal of dual characters even when the story got complicated and he had to play the role of the masculine twin masquerading as his very flamboyant twin. “Si Zanjoe as an actor ang husay, nilabas niya lahat sa movie na ito. Kasi nakikita ko sa kanya yung difference nung Brando at saka si Brandy. Akala ko kasi nung una di ba Zanjoe is very macho, lalaking lalaki yung dating? Inisip ko baka alanganin na mag-bakla siya, pero kinaya niya. Nakakatuwa kinaya niya. As a co-worker wala rin akong masabi, hands up din ako kay Z, walang yabang eh, alam mo yun. Kung ano yung nakita mo sa kanya, yun na siya. Hindi ko siya nakikitaan ng ibang tao yun bang pag nasa mood nice siya pero pagka-wala siya sa mood masungit siya or what. Hindi ko siya nakikitaan ng ganun,” she said.

Bromance is also a comeback movie of sorts for Maricar who was last seen on the big screen over four years ago. Recently, she has been busy shuttling back and forth between the major networks for various television projects like dramas and fantaseryes. “Para kay direk Wenn oo comeback ko na siguro ito. Medyo matagal tagal na. Ang last guesting ko sa movie kay Maryo J. Delos Reyes pa eh, sa isang indie film. Ang naging working title niya Torotot pero hindi ko alam kung naong ginamit niya talaga, napanuod ko na lang sa UP Film Center. May ni-launch sila na bagong actress pero wala na rin siya, parang hindi rin siya tumuloy. Baka may three years ago na or four years na. Ang tagal ko na palang hindi nag-movies! (laughs)” she admitted.

Although she has become recognizable for her kontrabida roles, Maricar said she really looked forward to playing the role of Ate Joyce in Bromance.Sa akin sobrang gaan ito kasi walang ka-effort effort naman yung character ko very supportive siya dun sa kambal eh. Siyempre iba yung kontrabida kasi ang kontrabida gumagawa ako ng ibang character pagka kontrabida eh,” she admitted.

For her dream role, Maricar said she would like to get the chance to do an unorthodox kind of character. “Alam mo ang hindi ko pa nagagawa ang mag-play ng isang siguro yung isang abnormal na hindi OA, hindi sobra. Yun ang gusto kong gampanan pa na role na hindi ko pa nagagawa. Magiging challenging yun sa akin,” she said.

Watch Maricar De Mesa along with Zanjoe Marudo, Cristine Reyes, Nikki Valdez, Abbie Bautista, Arlene Muhlach and Joy Viado in Bromance when it starts showing on May 15 under Skylight Films. For more Kapamilya updates, log on daily to Push.com.ph and follow Push_Mina on Twitter for updates.