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EXCLUSIVE: TNT Boys’ Mackie Empuerto speaks up about being teased for cross-dressing on ‘Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids’

TNT Boys’ Mackie Empuerto starts his acting career with ‘Bakwit Boys’.

BY RHEA MANILA SANTOS

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

FRESH SCOOPS

8/21/2018 9:52 AM
EXCLUSIVE: TNT Boys’ Mackie Empuerto speaks up about being teased for cross-dressing on ‘Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids’


 

Aside from being part of the talented group TNT Boys which won this year’s edition of Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids, Mackie Empuerto said he is lucky to also be part of the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2018 official entry Bakwit Boys which he did in between taping for the show. “Nung first week ko sa Your Face hindi pa kami masyadong sanay kasi natatakot kami. Pero nung nagpatuloy naman nasasanay kami tapos mas na-e-enhance pa namin yung mga nagagawa namin na panggagaya. Masaya naman kasi gusto ko itong mga nangyayari sa akin. Yung pagsabay-sabayin yung Your Face at yung movie mahirap pero ginawa ko yung best ko para mas mapatupad ko yung pangarap ko,” he shared.

The 12-year-old, homeschooled seventh grader said he and his fellow TNT Boys members got affected when people started teasing them for cross-dressing on the show. “Nasasaktan kami pero hindi namin dinadamdam talaga. Yung parang ginagawa namin yung inspiration para masabi nila na hindi lang pala babae ang kaya nilang gawin, na may iba pa silang kayang gawin. Ang advice ko sa kanila ay huwag silang sumuko, pagpatuloy nila yung pangarap nila especially sa pag-aaral, tapusin nila yung pag-aaral nila. Mag-aral sila ng mabuti,” he said

In the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino entry Bakwit `Boys, Mackie had to do a different kind of challenge. “Nung first day sa set masaya and kinakabahan kasi hindi talaga ako usually na nag-a-acting. Tapos nag-try ako dito kasi gusto ko rin mag-artista at um-acting acting. Pinaka-challenging na eksena sa akin yung parang na-depress ako dito na parang bakit nagkaka-bagyo sa mundo tapos magwawala ako dun,” he explained.

Mackie said he has learned a lot from his first movie. “Natutunan ko makisama sa mga kasama ko kunyari may bagong project, dapat makisama ako sa mga cast para mas madami akong matutunan. Manghingi daw ako sa mga artista na makakasama ko ng mga tips,” he added.