Robin wishes more movie attendance in MMFF

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Sunday, December 29, 2013

ACTOR Robin Padilla hopes more moviegoers will be encouraged to watch "10,000 Hours" after the action flicked bagged 14 trophies at the recently concluded Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) Awards.

While the film was named Best Picture, and it has given Bb. Joyce Bernal her Best Director trophy and Robin his Best Actor award, the movie still trails behind other MMFF entries in the box office.

Vic Sotto's "My Little Bossings," is still in the forefront followed by Vice Ganda's "Girl Boy Bakla Tomboy," Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla's "Pagpag," and Eugene Domingo's "Kimmy Dora: Ang Kiyemeng Prequel."

Robin said, winning the acting award is already a bonus to him, but more than that, he wishes that more people will get to see the film.

"Palagay ko, wala nang hihigit pa sa aming mga parangal, (pero) sana sa susunod, yung kita naman," he said.

Robin added, "Para sa mga producers, ako kasi boundary na. Nakagawa na ako ng isang magandang pelikula. Nabigyan ako ng award. Sa pansariling dahilan, boundary na ako. Pero siyempre, kaibigan ko na ang mga producers."

Inspired by the life story of former senator Panfilo "Ping" Lacson, the actor shared he immediately accepted the project once it was offered to him.

He said it has a connection on what he's fighting for -- a peaceful revolution against corrupt officials and practices in our government.

"Walang dahilan para hindi tanggapin ang project na ito. Ang mga producers dito ay mga bata at yung kanilang pagkasabik para makagawa ng pelikula (ay andoon pa). May kinalaman din ito sa pinaglalaban ko, may kinalaman sa tinatayuan kong prinsipyo," he said.

As for the Best Actor win, Robin said he never expected to nick the title. He thought it would be given to comedian Vice Ganda.

Robin also said, "Ang akala ko si Vice ang mananalo. Lahat ng gawin ni Vice threat kahit kanino, pelikula, hosting. Panahon niya iyan e. Pero wala tayong magagawa, ang labanan dito ay ganda ng pelikula. Ang pelikula naming ay may kinalaman sa mga buhay natin ngayon. Nagmumulat kami."

"'Yung pagiging best actor, dahil kay direk Joyce ito. Siya lahat ito. Pero hindi ko ito pinapangarap. 'Yung aking misyon na sinasabi ay mailabas ang pelikula," he ended.

All MMFF entries will be shown on cinemas nationwide until January 7, 2014. (Sunnex)


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