Manila City Mayor Isko Moreno said he wants to work with actresses Anne Curtis and Bea Alonzo should he make his return to showbiz.
In an interview with ABS-CBN broadcast journalist Karen Davila, Isko admitted he misses showbiz.
At the time of the interview, Isko had yet to make an announcement about his return to the big screen through the titular role in the upcoming biographical film based on Andres Bonifacio’s life.
One of the reasons he misses the entertainment industry, according to Isko, was getting paid without sweating out.
“Of course. Nakakamiss ‘yun. Kasi ang showbiz yayangga ka lang sa bita tapos you get paid to wait,” he said.
Explaining the reason behind his response, he said: “Calltime ko alas nuebe, makukuhanan ka ala-sais ng hapon pero you get paid for the day. Oh ‘di ba masarap na trabaho ‘yun?”
Isko said he believes he peaked at one point in his career as he skyrocketed to fame considering there were more than 200 stars on the show That’s Entertainment.
“Eh kasi 200 plus kami sa That’s eh. Monday edition,” he said, referring to his scheduled appearance on the show.
Asked who he wants to work with if he were still in showbiz right now, isko said he would pick Anne Curtis and Bea Alonzo.
“Ngayon? Kaya lang may asawa na eh. ‘Yung sa Showtime — Anne Curtis. Saka si Bea [Alonzo],” he said.
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Karen Davila’s interview with Isko Moreno gave viewers an inside look at the life of the local chief executive of the City of Manila inside City Hall.
Meanwhile, the announcement about Isko’s role in the show was made on Independence Day, June 12.
“Grateful to be helming this epic amidst all the uncertainties of the film industry. But during war or famine, the resilient ones should always soldier on for things to continue and be revitalized,” Erik Matti wrote in his Facebook post.
“I had never been interested with our other national heroes. Bonifacio is the only one who had volatility that is a good character study on film. He had a lot at stake coming from his humble roots,” he added.
“He had so much to prove. He never had the gab for words like his other more privileged contemporaries had even if he wrote some very insightful letters. He only had the drive to do something. He shows not tell. Perfect for movies,” he continued.