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Paolo Ballesteros on his first day working with Maricel Soriano: ‘Siyempre natakot ako’

Paolo Ballesteros admits he has always been a fan of Diamond star Maricel Soriano.

BY RHEA MANILA SANTOS

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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5/8/2018 9:11 AM
Paolo Ballesteros on his first day working with Maricel Soriano: ‘Siyempre natakot ako’


 

After his portrayal of a gay mother in Die Beautiful which won him Best Actor at the 2016 Tokyo International film festival, Paolo Ballesteros brings to life another colorful role in his latest Regal films project My 2 Mommies. “Ako dito si Manu, meron akong partner si Joem (Bascon) tapos best friend ko before si Solenn (Heussaff). Turned out na meron pala kaming junakis na hindi ko alam tapos she went to the States at dun na lumaki yung junakis. Tapos bumalik dito after a couple of years para to get to know my son. So ang parang conflict dun is paano ko naharap yung sitwasyon na yun kasi I’m a gay guy living with another gay guy, paano ko haharapin, tatanggapin? Parang nag-iba yung mundo, yung ihip ng hangin,” he shared.

In My 2 Mommies, Paolo also got to work with Maricel Soriano for the very first time. “Si Inay Maria sa movie parang siya yung nagpalaki sa akin, siya yung tita namin, ganun. Si Inay Maria pinapanuod ko lang yun dati siya yung bata ako sa Cabanatuan, siyempre tawang tawa kami sa kanya. Kung ano siya talaga, yun yung pinakita niya. Wala siyang iniba kaya very effective kasi parang na-re-reminisce ko yung mga napapanuod ko sa kanya na mga comedy na pinapanuod ko lang dati ngayon katrabaho ko na. Yung mga ginagawa niya nakakatawa talaga,” he said.

During his first shooting day with the veteran actress, Paolo couldn’t help but admit that he felt pressured to give a good performance. “Siyempre natakot ako (laughs) baka sampalin ako pagka nagkamali eh. Mabait naman pala at saka very natural. Tapos na yung take ganun pa rin siya. Very tita talaga (laughs).” he said.