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JC Alcantara to portray a character with Autism Spectrum Disorder in ‘An Inconvenient Love’

JC Alcantara opened up about his experience portraying a role with ASD in the movie 'An Inconvenient Love.'

JC Alcantara to portray a character with Autism Spectrum Disorder in ‘An Inconvenient Love’-Toff C.
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10/09/2022 02:30 PM
JC Alcantara to portray a character with Autism Spectrum Disorder in ‘An Inconvenient Love’
Photo credit: @belle_mariano and @imjcalcantara Instagram

JC Alcantara is portraying a character with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the upcoming Star Cinema film An Inconvenient Love. 

In an interview with ABS-CBN News, JC admitted that he felt emotional portraying his role as he has a relative with autism. 

“Hindi siya joke na i-portray kasi ang dami mong ipi-prepare. May pinsan akong ganu’n. Habang ina-acting ko, naiiyak ako," he said. 


The actor also admitted that it has been a challenge for him to portray the role, saying: "Ang hirap pala so kailangan maging aware ako. 'Direk, okay ba 'to? Tama ba 'to?' Kasi ayokong mapahamak ‘yung pino-portray kong role. Ayun, naging okay naman. After nu’ng taping namin, kalmado na ako." 

Despite the challenging undertaking, JC remarked that he is happy to be given the opportunity to portray the role as he knows he can help raise awareness about ASD.  

"Masaya na mag-portray ng role na ganoon, kasi alam naman natin na maraming [mayroong ASD]. Kailangan talaga maging maingat tayo sa mga pino-portray nating roles at kailangan panindigan natin ito nang maayos, nang mabuti," he stated. 

An Inconvenient Love is Star Cinema's offering as the film outfit gears up towards its full-blast return to the cinemas this year. The film is top-billed by Donny Pangilinan and Belle Mariano.

READ: Shanaia Gomez and JC Alcantara talk about their roles in ‘He’s Into Her’

In September, Star Cinema revealed the details of Donny and Belle's characters in the film. 

Donny will portray the role of Manny who is a 22-year-old owner of HalaManny, a boutique plant shop near 24-Ever. He is a businessman by day and a secret social activist by night, fighting alongside the workers of Siena Corp, a company his father owns.

"Out of all Manny’s responsibilities, there’s nothing more important to him in this world than his brother, Dobs, who has autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Manny has taken it upon himself to be the 'glue' that holds his dysfunctional family together," Star Cinema shared. 

Meanwhile, Belle will play the role of Ayef, a graduating student and aspiring international animator who works part-time at a convenience store named 24-Ever. One thing we have to remember about her: she takes her goals seriously.

"Ayef’s main priority is to land an internship in a prestigious animation company in Singapore. To achieve her dream, Ayef is determined to make no room for inconveniences, especially the biggest inconvenience of all: love," the film outfit revealed. 

Manny and Ayef agree to a convenient relationship that will expire in the month that Ayef is set to leave for Singapore.