- Filipino actor Monsour del Rosario disclosed that he turned down two offers of ‘Ang Probinsyano’ to him
- He shared that he did not like the two roles thus he rejected the proposal
- He also said he doesn’t want to accept antagonistic roles in projects
Actor-turned-politician Monsour del Rosario frankly admitted that he was tapped to be part of the top-rating teleserye, “Ang Probinsyano” twice.
KAMI learned that the actor turned down two offers because he did not like the proposed roles for him.
Monsour shared that the first proposed task was to portray a Congressman role which he found easy and interesting at first since he is serving the same position in Makati City.
However, when the details were discussed to him, he immediately rejected it and decided to just focus on being a politician.
“E, sasabihin sa akin, 'Cong, may offer kami sa yo.' Sabi ko, 'Ayos 'yan, maganda. Anong role?' 'Congressman ka.' Sabi ko, 'Kaya kong gampanan 'yan, araw-araw kong ginagampanan 'yan sa buhay ko, madaling gampanan yan,’” the actor said.
“Tapos sabi ko, 'Ano ang kuwento?' 'Ikaw ang congressman na protector ng drug lords sa Makati City.' Sabi ko, 'Pangit naman. Congressman ako sa Makati tapos protector pa ko ng drug lords... Ayoko niyan, yung medyo positive (dapat),'” he further explained.
After three months, Monsour disclosed that he got a call again from “Ang Probinsyano” offering him another role that was unlike the first proposal.
He explained that the teleserye wanted him to act like former PNP Chief Bato Dela Rosa but he said “no” once again after knowing what the character would do in the show.
"Sabi nila, 'May role kami sa 'yo. Siguro ito magugustuhan mo. Para kang si Bato (Dela Rosa), police general.’ Sabi ko, ‘maganda, wala kang tiyan, naka-uniporme ka, PNP.’ Then sabi ko, 'Ano ang kuwento ng pulis?'” the action star quipped.
"Yun pala police general na protector ng congressman, na protector ng drug lords. Sabi ko, 'Ang pangit naman,'” he added.
Monsour even gave his suggestions to the teleserye and asked if it was possible to be given a “mentor” role for Coco Martin.
As much as possible, the actor revealed that he doesn’t want to accept evil or antagonistic roles if there are projects available for him.
“Alam niyo, kung hindi ako congressman, I don’t mind playing bad guy dahil hindi ako choosy. Being a public servant, you have a responsibility of having your image known to people,” he stressed.
“We don’t want to be in that category. We know naman people na no read, no write na, 'Ang galing niyang mag-portray na protector. Baka sa totoong buhay ganyan siya.' Alam mo na, nadadala sila sa acting mo,” he added.
In a previous article by KAMI, the Taekwondo expert reacted to his ex-girlfriend Agot Isidro for being a staunch critic of President Rodrigo Duterte.
Monsour, or Manuel Monsour Tabib del Rosario III in real life, was born on May 11, 1965. He had been in showbiz hiatus for 13 years until he finally got a role in last year’s movie, “Blood Hunters” and now in the upcoming film, “The Trigonal.”
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