- Joross Gamboa admitted he’s not the first choice to portray the lead character in “Deadma Walking”
- Gamboa thanked John Lloyd Cruz and Dingdong Dantes for declining the role
- “La Luna Sangre” star revealed how hard it is to dress as a drag queen and to wear heels
The upcoming MMFF 2017 entry, “Deadma Walking,” which features character actors Joross Gamboa and Edgar Allan Guzman, has been gaining popularity and positive reviews. However, Gamboa revealed the hardships they endured while filming the movie.
Based on the interview that KAMI obtained from PEP.ph, Gamboa stressed giving his best to play the role of John, a terminally-ill gay who faked his wake. The 33-year-old actor also hoped that the moviegoers will appreciate their comedic performances in the film.
During the movie’s presscon on Dec. 7, Gamboa admitted that he was planning to back out from the project because he already portrayed several gay roles in movies. For the Star Circle Quest alum, what he really wanted to do are action films.
Upon reading the script, however, Gamboa realized that he had to do the film.
“I've portrayed gay na sa ilang movies like ‘I Love You, Thank You’ and ‘Can't Help Falling In Love.’ Parang ayoko muna,” Gamboa told PEP. “Gusto ko kasing mag-action.”
"Nung mabasa ko yung script for Deadma Walking, manghihinayang ako kapag hindi ko ginawa ito,” the actor added. “To think na dumaan na ito sa maraming big-named at A-list na actors natin, t'apos hindi ko pa gagawin? Baliw na ba ako?!”
Speaking of his role, Gamboa also expressed his gratitude to fellow actors John Lloyd Cruz and Dingdong Dantes for not accepting the project. Despite not being the first choice for the role, Gamboa remained thankful for being chosen.
"Actually, thankful ako kina Lloydie at Dingdong na hindi nila magawa ang role at napunta sa akin,” Gamboa said. "Imagine, mga big names talaga ang na-consider sa role na John. Pero siguro meant para sa akin ang role na John.”
Meanwhile, Gamboa couldn’t help but admit the challenges he faced in filming the movie, particularly in dressing up as a drag queen. According to Gamboa, wearing a drag-queen costume was physically hard.
In keeping everything intact, Gamboa shared the need to use a tape, Spanx and girdle for his waistline and body shape. He also admitted the hardships he endured in wearing high heels.
In the film, Guzman and Gamboa both portray the roles of two gay friends — Mark and John. Despite the positive reviews, Gamboa said he’s not expecting any award, but of course, he also wanted to be recognized, just like any actor.
KAMI commends Gamboa for his exceptional performance in "Deadma Walking."