As part of the cast of the new Pinoy superhero film Mang Jose, MIkoy Morales said he feels lucky to be able to work alongside veteran actor Janno Gibbs who plays the title role of the superhero-for-hire in the latest Vivamax film.
“It was at first honestly quite intimidating kasi first time namin magkatrabaho eh. But ang bilis din naman nawala yun kasi ang bilis maramdaman sa kanya yung bait niya, yung puwede maging comfortable at yung mag-push na puwedeng mag-collaborate into make this the best that we can. Hindi ko masasabi na pressure pero for almost the entire time, majority of the scenes kami ang magka-work together so parang may push na I was always on my feet and always na-cha-challenge ako eh. Ang kapal ng collaborative atmosphere so meron dun yung hindi ka puwedeng makampante talaga. It wasn’t just another project. It felt like something that was really ours because of how he was on the set, how he was towards me and to the team and everyone else. Milestone sa akin ito,” he recalled.
Playing the role of Bing Loyzaga’s son in the film, Mikoy hires the services of Mang Jose (Janno Gibbs) in order to rescue her from the Turborats army of King Ina (played by Manilyn Reynes). Working with screen veterans was also an enjoyable experience for the actor.
“Wala kang kailangan ng masyaong alalahanin at isipin dahil sobrang gaan. Lalangoy ka na lang sa work. Si ate Mane nakasama ko na sa Pepito and ilang years na rin yun matagal tagal na din yun. So ngayon lang din kami nagka-work outside of Pepito Manaloto. With ate Bing it was the first time and it was such a breeze. It was such a joy na walang kahit anong hindrances, walang kahit anong reluctancies. They’re very professional. Parehas sila, ang lakas ng maternal vibe nila so ang dali lang din na bastang bumukas, at magbigay sa mga gusto mong mangyari sa mga eksena,” he shared.
When asked to share his favorite moment while doing the film, Mikoy said it was actually the dramatic scene that he loved doing the most.
“Madami eh. Siguro yung part na may confrontation scene kami ni kuya Janno. Matagal kong ni-lu-look forward gawin yung scene na yun, yung medyo drama confrontation. Leading to that kasi puro action na comedy na stunts yung ginagawa namin kasi yun naman talaga yung pelikula pero nugn finally dumating na yung scene na yun finally may release, dun ko talaga naramdaman yung arc nung character at saka nung film. Doing the scene with kuya Janno it was different from the previous scenes that we’ve done up to that point,” he added.
Mang Jose is now available for streaming exclusively on Vivamax. Starring Janno Gibbs, Jerald Napoles, Manilyn Reynes, Mikoy Morales, and Bing Loyzaga. Directed by Rayn F. Brizuela.