- Gabriel Malvar opened up about Manny Pacquiao's portrayal as General Malvar in the upcoming biopic
- He revealed the conflict his family had on choosing who will play the role
- The general's great-grandson also shared his opinion about the movie
The great-grandson of General Marvel took to social media his honest opinion about Manny Pacquiao being chosen to portray Miguel Marvel.
Gabriel Malvar posted on Facebook his lengthy statement about the biopic of his great-grandfather. He revealed that he was not consulted when they chose who will portray General Malvar.
"Apparently, a relative had unilaterally decided that he would enter into an agreement with outside parties to produce the Malvar film without the express consent of the entire clan. This caught us by surprise."
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Gabriel expressed his disapproval of casting Manny Pacquiao as General Malvar.
"Had I been consulted, I would have said that I preferred someone not involved in politics or in public service to portray him"
"I do not think he would have preferred to have his name associated with anyone in politics. I would like his name and legacy totally apart from the political milieu"
He explained why he doesn't want the senator to play the role.
"That is not a knock on the senator. It is the truth. He is too big to be contained in any role for that matter"
"It would be disrespectful and a disservice to my great-grandfather if even in the movie about his life, he is not the center of the attention and is merely an afterthought with all the distractions"
The General's great-grandson ended his statement by saying that the film does not have his approval and would rather not have a movie about his great-grandfather that could potentially stain his legacy.
"To have a film about my lolo Miguel would be ideal. But a film, although desirable, if not executed well and taints his legacy, would do more harm than good. I prefer not to have a film at all"
"I have nothing to do with this film. This does not have my approval"
General Miguel Malvar was a Filipino general who served during the Philippine Revolution and the Philippine-American War. He took control of all Filipino forces after American soldiers captured Emilio Aguinaldo.
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