Vice on the success of ‘The Hows of Us’: “Triumph for the whole showbiz industry.”
In an exclusive interview with Push at the Ganda For All Music Festival, the Phenomenal Box Office Star Vice Ganda said he’s very happy with the success of The Hows of Us, describing it as a triumph for the whole showbiz industry. “Triumph ‘yun ng buong showbiz industry, triumph ‘yun ng Star Cinema, at triumph namin bilang magkakaibigan,” he said.
“For the longest time (kasi) hindi rin ganu’n kalalaki ang kinikita ng mga pelikula. Kaya ‘nung kumita sila ng malaki, sumisigaw kaming lahat. Sabi namin, ‘Taray, may bonus ang mga empleyado.”
"Saka deserved ng lahat, deserved ng KathNiel, deserved ng audience,” he added.
As of press time, The Hows of Us has already earned P400 million, making it one of the highest-grossing local films of the year. It comes close to Vice Ganda’s movie Gandarappiddo: The Revenger’s Squad, which earned P570 million.
When asked regarding his upcoming Metro Manila Film Festival entry Fantastica, Vice expressed his excitement for his first-ever project with his two leading men, Richard Gutierrez and Dingdong Dantes.
“Maganda ‘yung dynamics kasi ‘yung mga makakasama ko, first time nilang makikitang makakasama ko, at first time na ‘yung dalawang artists magsasama (sa pelikula) – si Richard Gutierrez at Dingdong Dantes,” he said
Vice said that the audience can expect a very different Richard and Dingdong in Fantastica. “Nakakaexcite at nakakatuwa kasi ibang Dingdong at ibang Richard din, sobrang walang pakialam na Dingdong at Richard. Natutuwa ako ‘pag pinapanuod ko sila during shooting, nakikita ko sa kanila ‘yung mga hindi ko nakikita sa kanila dati. Naglalaro lang sila, sobrang fun nila sa movie na ‘to,” he explained.
Fantastica’s cast members also include famous loveteams like MayWard (Maymay Entrata and Edward Barbers), DonKiss (Donny Pangilinan and Kisses Delavin), and LoiNie (Loisa Andalio and Ronnie Alonte.