Vic Sotto all praises for Ryzza Mae Dizon in My Big Bossing

The multi-awarded actor says his latest MMFF entry is triple the budget of his previous films.

BY RHEA MANILA SANTOS

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12/9/2014 2:56 PM
Vic Sotto all praises for Ryzza Mae Dizon in My Big Bossing


120914-vic_main.jpgDuring the recent blogger's night for the MMFF film entry My Big Bossing, Vic Sotto was all praises for child actress Ryzza Mae Dizon, whom he actually credits for coming up with the idea of one of the episodes in the movie trilogy while taping for one of their regular TV shows. “Dun sa episode ng Sirena, kung tutuusin siya sumulat nung script na yun eh. Dun sa isang show namin tinanong niya si Bibeth Orteza, 'Direk puwede ba ako maging sirena?' Gusto kasi niya maging sirena, isa sa mga pantasya niya yun. Eh mukha namang butanding paano mangyayari? (laughs). So tinanong siya ano ng gagawin pag naging sirena siya? Sabi niya, 'Dun lang ako sa kuwarto, itatago ako ni tito Vic dun. Kung dito lang ako sa kuwarto madali ang shooting.' Gagawin na sana ni direk Bibeth pero sabi ko huwag na, i-save na lang natin for a bigger one. I-develop na lang natin para full-blown pelikula na. So pati yung mga eksena dun, yung mga sitwasyon, karamihan galing sa kanya. Titingnan tingnan mo lang malakas din ang tama eh (laughs). She's very creative,” he said.

The movie also marks the big screen debut of Alonzo Muhlach, son of former child star Niño Muhlach, who is also part of My Big Bossing. Vic says it wasn't a hard decision to cast the four-year-old as talent obviously runs in the family. “We needed a prince and tamang tama nabanggit sa akin na lumabas siya sa TV tapos ayun nagpasikat na, kung anu-ano ginawa. Tumula, kumanta, sumayaw, kumain ng apoy, lumunok ng bubog (laughs). Ayos ito kako. Okay.   Pinaalam na namin kagad kay Nino at salamat naman ipinagkatiwala niya sa amin si Alonzo. Parang Niñong-Nino na siya sa acting. Magaling siya. Aside from the fact that he's cute and very charismatic, magaling sumayaw yan. Palagi kaming nagbibiruan ni Alonzo, ganyan ang laro namin,” he shared.

The My Big Bossing star said he did not originally intend to make the movie a trilogy with episodes entitled Sirena, Taktak, and Prinsesa. His past MMFF films Enteng Kabisote and My Little Bossing were already a success in the box-office following a single storyline. “Nung una nga parang gusto ko gawin yung Sirena lang pero nagbabago pa isip ko. Gusto namin gawin yung pagka-horror na pangbata. Walang gumagawa ng horror na pangbata eh. Tapos meron naman nag-suggest na gawin namin fantasy, yung may prinsesa para mala-Frozen. So naisip na mabuti pang gawing tatlo. Ganun nagsimula yun. Akala ko madali (laughs). Pero aaminin ko mahirap. It was very challenging especially for this kid kasi mas iba iba yung role niya dun eh. May sirena, she had to undergo scuba diving lessons, mga swimming techniques. Karamihan ng eksena sa tubig siya. Makikita mo naman sa bilbil eh, pag walang bilbil hindi siya yun (laughs). Tapos yung sa horror may pagka-Himala yung peg niya dun eh, to wear a wig na mahaba buhok, mala-ate Guy ang dating tapos naka-harness siya dun and all that stuff. It was very challenging for her and I am proud to say she was able to deliver. And hindi lang basta basta deliver kundi todo delivery. Magaling,” he further commented.

Just like his past movies, the talented comedian said My Big Bossing is a movie with a whole lot of heart. “Ang kaibahan nito, kung last year little lang yun ito big na eh. So alam mo na (laughs). Eh talagang big, big in production, big in budget, big in casting kasi bawat episode may sarili siyang cast. At hindi mo matatawaran yung cast naman. Aside from the big budget, it's also big in story. It's not just an ordinary patawa film, madaming patawa kasi importante naman yun. Kailangan tumawa tayo lalo na pag pasko. What I am so proud about with this trilogy is the heartwarming factor of the stories. Habang tumatagal, yung sirena talagang pakuwela, may konting kurot. Pagdating nung gitna, sa episode na Taktak, medyo umaatake na yung human interest ng tatay sa anak. Pagdating nung Prinsesa, ayun na naka-todo na yung heartwarming qualities niya. Kasi siya lumaki siya sa babuyan eh. Paniwala niya sa sarili niya baboy siya eh. Although hindi naman siya mukhang baboy. But she turns out to be a princess after all. Maganda yung story. So ang kaibahan from last year malaking malaki, pati yung mga Enteng Kabisote series ko malaki pagkakaiba dito,” he shares.

In terms of budget, My Big Bossing is also a product Vic said they have really invested in for the MMFF. It also boasts of three of the country’s biggest directors Tony Y. Reyes, Marlon N. Rivera and Bb. Joyce Bernal and is the the collaboration of three of the country’s biggest film production outfits: Octoarts Films, M-Zet TV Production and APT Entertainment. “Ang budget nito times three. Para kaming gumawa ng tatlong pelikula eh. The running time maybe 30 to 40 minutes per episode pero yung budget niya wala sa running time eh. Makikita mo sa production design. For example yung bahay ni Ryzza na makikita niyo dun sa Taktak, walang bahay dun. Pinagawa lang ni direk Marlon Rivera yun sa ibabaw ng bundok. Nag-construct kami ng bahay tapos yung mga mala-palasyo, makikita mo sa production design. Sa Sirena episode naman mga underwater scenes, yung mga costume namin ni Ryzza. Mga budget namin dati is ganito eh times three ito yun kasi times three din yung set ng directors, staff and cast. Pero after seeing the finished product, sulit na sulit ito. Hindi ako mapapahiya. Hindi kami mapapahiya lalo na sa mga magbabayad para manuod ng sine."