- Vice Ganda admitted he no longer feels the pressure that his movie should be an MMFF top-grosser
- Ganda shared his more focused on the quality of the movie rather than its box-office earnings
- “It’s Showtime” host admitted he would be happy if upcoming movie will be a blockbuster hit
It’s the time of the year again when the Philippine entertainment industry is gearing up for the annual Metro Manila Film Festival. And as the opening day of the festival approaches, one entry seems to be not feeling any pressure, as its lead star Vice Ganda stressed.
Based on the report that KAMI obtained from ABS-CBN News, the TV host/comedienne admitted that he no longer gets crazy over the pressure that his latest movie, “Gandarrapiddo: The Revenger Squad,” should be a box-office hit.
Despite earning a reputation of being the highest earner in the annual MMFF, Ganda revealed that he’s no longer pressured when it comes to the amount earned by the movie. He even stated that the pressure on box-office earnings falls to the management.
"Yung management ang may pressure,” Ganda told the press during “The Revenger Squad” grand media launch at Enchanted Kingdom in Sta. Rosa, Laguna on Saturday. “Ang yabang naman kung sabihin kong walang pressure pero tapos na ko dun sa baliw na baliw na pag-aantay.”
Ganda added how he dealt with pressure in the past often went overboard. In fact, the Unkabogabkle star admitted he gets to “crazy levels.”
“Dati kasi baliw levels: nanginginig, naiistress, hindi na ko makausap, mainit ulo ko,” he added. “Tanong ako ng tanong kung magkano na. Tapos na ko sa ganun.”
Even though he still feels the pressure, Ganda stressed he’s focusing more into the quality of the movie — whether it’s good, entertaining and funny. As per the six-time Phenomenal Box-Office actor, all he wanted to do is continue what he had started in the movie industry and maintain it by making quality and successful comedy flicks.
“Ang ganda na ng nasimulan ko,” Ganda explained. “Nakapagpamarka na ako ng pelikulang nakakatawa. Ayaw kong magkaroon ng butas na masabi ng audience ko na hindi na nakakatawa. Kasi 'yun ang pinanghahawakan nila.”
“Kaya every year, nagiging successful ang project ko kasi 'yung experience nila nung nakaraang taon, 'yun ang binibitbit nila sa present,” he continued. “Kumbaga papanoorin ko ito kasi natawa ako last year. Nandoon ang pressure.”
When it comes to something new to offer, Ganda is confident that each of his movies are different from each other. The 41-year-old star also said that his film’s plot are usually patterned to the current and relevant situations or issues.
“Kaya kami kampante na iba lagi 'yung material na ino-offer namin every year kasi sinasabayan po namin 'yung panahon,” Ganda elaborated. “Kung ano 'yung relevant ngayon, doon kami naka-concentrate.”
Even though Ganda is not expecting “The Revenger Squad” to be a blockbuster hit, he’s claiming that it would earn P1 billion. But he didn’t deny that he’ll be happy if his upcoming film will be an MMFF top-grosser.
“Siyempre, masaya kung malampasan,” Ganda said, as quoted by PEP. “Gusto ko rin yun kaya nagke-claim ako, sinasabi ko, P1 billion, P1 billion! Sobrang ambisyosa ko. Pero deadma ako. Kine claim ko lang naman.”
"Yung pressure tatapatan ko lang 'yan ng konting yabang,” the Kapamilya star continued. “P1 billion, P1 billion, P1 billion! Pag nakuha, bongga!”
But if the movie won’t hit the P1 billion mark, Ganda believes that God will still bless them because a lot of people have worked hard for the project. He stressed they didn’t make the movie just to earn money but because of a good intention.
KAMI believes Ganda's upcoming MMFF offering will be a box-office hit.