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Joko Diaz talks about why he prefers doing kontrabida roles

‘Hugas’ actor Joko Diaz shares why doing action films now is very different from the ‘90s.

Joko Diaz talks about why he prefers doing kontrabida roles-Rhea Manila Santos
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01/23/2022 11:18 AM
Joko Diaz talks about why he prefers doing kontrabida roles
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As part of the latest action film Hugas, Joko Diaz admitted that making action films has come a long way before it became available on streaming platforms like Vivamax.

“Malaki ang kinaibahan sa dati at ngayon. Usually kasi pag gumagawa ka ng pelikula dati at action, magdadagdag ka ng mga dalawang milyon or P2.5M. Ngayon kumbaga may CGI na, minsan hindi mo na kailangan masyadong maglagay ng effects kasi sila na bahala. Malaki ang kinaibahan. Pero yung platform ngayon na may action, parang gagawin nilang 10% action, 20% action, tapos story na yung maiiwan. Kasi dati usually isang action scene sa umpisa, action scene sa gitna, and then action sa huli. So yun ang kinaibahan niya,” he shared during the Hugas media conference. 

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When it comes to accepting roles, Joko said that a lot has changed as well when it comes to his career.

“Ngayon kasi you have to go with the flow kung anong sabihin sa ‘yo ng mga bossing mo. Right now, empleyado ako ni boss Vic at under ako ng Viva. So kung anong sabihin ng mga boss ko yun lang nag gagawin natin. Comparing yung mga pelikula noon at pelikula ngayon, mas mabilis ang pelikula ngayon at saka hindi mas mahirap kasi hindi ka na mag-du-dubbing, on set kayo palagi dahil naka-lock-in kayo so it’s not hard. Umaga pa lang mag-ga-grind na kayo, pagdating ng gabi papahinga kayo. Hindi siya puyatan na aabutin kayo ng alas-dos, alas-kuwatro ng madaling araw, ganun. So parang mas masaya ngayon,” he explained.

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With a career that has spanned more than three decades already, Joko revealed why he especially enjoys doing kontrabida roles just like his father, the late action star Paquito Diaz.

“Siyempre yung kontrabida roles medyo mabigat yan eh. Actually ang atake diyan hindi katulad nung sa bida roles. Kasi yung bida roles kailangan malumanay ka eh. Yung sa character roles, medyo you can play with it. Puwedeng tahimik ka, puwedeng maingay ka, puwedeng galit ka palagi. So mas mahirap yung character roles. Pero mas mabigat pag yung bida ka dahil ang dinadala mo yung buong pelikula,” he explained. 

Hugas stars AJ Raval, Sean de Guzman, Cara Gonzales, Stephanie Raz, Deberly Bancore, Jay Manalo, Bob Jbeili, and Joko Diaz. Directed by Roman Perez. To stream Hugas go to web.vivamax.net or download the app and subscribe via Google Play Store, App Store, or Huawei App Gallery.