Being part of the musical biopic Yorme was an honor for McCoy de Leon, who played the young Isko Moreno in the film. The talented actor also clarified he doesn’t want to be involved in issues like whether he wants to endorse a candidate or not for next year’s elections just because he is part of the film.
“Hindi ako nag-deny kasi alam namin natin na napakagulo ngayon. Di ba kahit anong masabi mo puwede maging issue. Sa akin naman, nandun ako para sa proyekto. Napakaganda ng storya. Musical pa siya. First time ko mag-musical kaya gusto kong ma-curious naman yung tao. Lalabas ako para dun eh, as an actor. At saka sa mga naghirap like yung producer and director, ang pangit kung kailan ipapalabas doon wala ako. Andun lang ako to support para sa kanila,” he shared during Cathy Valencia’s birthday and thanksgiving party.
With his latest acting project getting him praises and good reviews from those who have already caught the film, McCoy said he is happy with all the positive feedback.
“Ewan ko ba paano ma-explain yun. Basta nag-shoot kami dun mismo sa Tondo kaya feel na feel ko. Yung storya talaga, parang imposible mangarap pero nangyari eh. Dun ako siguro nanggaling. Sabi ko nga kay Elisse (Joson), ‘Ang sarap gumawa ng biography film kasi may ibang tao akong ginagampanan.’ Sana nga magaganda ang review. Ayaw ko naman pumasok sa utak ko. Siyempre as an actor talaga achievement yun para sa akin. Sana makagawa pa ako ng mga pelikula na ganun, makatotohanan,” he explained.
McCoy hopes movie fans will enjoy and be inspired with the message of Yorme. “Magandang Filipino film ito ngayong pandemic. Sana masamahan niyon kami. It’s all about dreams talaga ito,” he said.
When asked if the reason he did so well was because he was so inspired this year after reconciling with girlfriend Elisse Joson and their baby Felize McKenzie, the 26-year-old actor immediately replied with a smile, “Oo naman, dun ako galing eh.”