Following the outpour of good feedback on his latest project, Ryan Bang quashed rumors that he upstaged the Pinoy Big Brother Lucky 7 teen housemates Maymay Entrata, Edward Barber, Marco Gallo, and Kisses Delavin in their first film together.
Ryan is one of the stars in MayWard and KissMarc’s introductory movie Loving In Tandem by Giselle Andres.
However, some have commented that Ryan, as a more experienced actor, supposedly upstaged the teen stars.
“Ang movie unang-una ang nagdala si Maymay, Edward tsaka si Marco and Kisses. Sila ang bida. Sila ang nahirapan. Ako yung parang plus,” explained Ryan in an exclusive interview with PUSH during a recent press conference where he was named as the Gangwon Honorary Ambassador by the Korean Tourism Organization.
The It’s Showtime host likened his “performance” in the film to a condiment.
“Halimbawa napakasarap ng pagkain pero ako yung isang sauce. Merong spicy sauce, merong soy sauce, meron ring catsup. Pero parang ako yung soy sauce doon. Kung natutuwa sila sa movie dahil sa akin siguro mahilig sila sa soy sauce,” he explained.
“Pero kung natutuwa sila kay Kuya Thou (Reyes), Kuya Ketchup (Eusebio) at Ms. Carmi (Martin), gusto nila eh iba-ibang sauce,” Ryan added.
Ryan pointed out that the movie was for Marco, Edward, Kisses and Maymay, for they were the ones who really worked hard on it.
How was it like working with new actors?
“Okay lang. Masaya kasi siyempre inaalagaan ko talaga sila kasi nagumpisa rin sila sa PBB eh,” he said.
Even if, according to him, he wasn’t much of an actor, Ryan said, “Kapag tinatanong nila ako tungkol sa linya o kahit ano, tinutulungan ko sila.”
Meanwhile, aside from the positive feedback on their film, Ryan was also happy that he was chosen by KTO to be the Gangwon province’s honorary ambassador.
“Sobrang saya ko kasi unang-una ang ang Gangwon ay province ng tatay ko eh. Tapos nagpunta dito ang governor para gawin akong ambassador ng Gangwon,” he said.
What further made Ryan happy over his selection as the honorary ambassador was the fact that the Winter Olympics in 2018 is happening in Gangwon province, specifically in Pyeongchang county.
“Natutuwa rin ako kasi doon sa Gangwon gaganapin ang Winter Olympics, eh napakaganda ng lugar na yan. Tsaka doon ang pinakamalakas ang snow eh,” he ended.
As the Honorary Gangwon Tourism Ambassador, Ryan’s expected to promote the province to more Filipinos in the country. Ryan hopes to do this through his various shows on the Kapamilya network.