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Vice Ganda wants Atom to be his next leading man

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ACE comedian Vice Ganda said that he wants broadcast journalist Atom Araullo to be his next leading man.

“Nabasa kong may pelikula si Atom (Araullo). Baka sa susunod kong movie, pwede na kitang leading man. Kailangang i-push natin ‘yan baka masilat ka pa ni weatherman,” said Vice Ganda during his appearance on “Umagang Kay Ganda” to promote his latest film “The Super Parental Guardians.”

Vice Ganda also said that if given the chance, he would like to invade the mind of Araullo.

“I think I’ll choose to invade Atom’s mind. Because I choose to be part of his mind,” he said.

Araullo, 34, is set to make his film debut playing the title role in “Citizen Jake” which will be directed by Mike de Leon.

“The central character is a person my age, more or less, and he is either part-time journalist or a full-time journalist but it’s not clear yet. Actually I don’t know what I can reveal lalo na at wala pang sigurado at sinusulat pa lang ‘yung script,” said Araullo, in an interview on ABS-CBN recently.

De Leon directed the critically-acclaimed movies “Kisapmata,” “Batch ’81,” and “Sister Stella L.”

Araullo said that he was surprised when De Leon offered him the movie.

“Siyempre nakakagulat kasi hindi naman talaga ako professional actor but dahil si Mike de Leon ‘yon at kilala ko siya at alam ko ang dati niyang pelikula – I am also a fan – I agreed to a meeting and then they explained what was the project all about,” he said.

“It’s a risk. It’s something I haven’t done before but I don’t think it’s an opportunity I can let go of or I can reject because it’s a once and a lifetime thing,” Araullo added.

The host of “Umagang kay Ganda” said that he is helping De Leon in writing the script.

Vice Ganda also clarified that his latest movie is not a sequel of his other films as previously reported.

“Malaki ang pagkakaiba kasi hindi naman ito sequel ng kung anong pelikula. At dahil hindi s’ya pagpapatuloy ng ‘Beauty and the Bestie,’ sinigurado namin na ’yung look namin talagang ibang iba na. Iba ’yung dynamics kasi may dalawang batang bida si Onyok at si Aura,” Vice Ganda said.

Vice Ganda said that he enjoyed working with child stars Onyok and Aura, who regularly appears in the hit Kapamilya primetime show “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.”

“Malala (silang ka trabaho). At saka marami kaming napaglaruan dito ni Coco Martin. Noong ‘Beauty and the Bestie’ kaming dalawa lang ni Coco ang bida. Ngayon apat kaming bida pati yung dalawang bata. Minsan galing si Onyok sa taping ng ‘Ang Probinsyano’ ang lagkit pa ng buhok n’ya kasi punong-puno ng gel,” the comedian said.

Vice Ganda said that he will watch his movie with Kris Aquino.

“Hi! asawa! Sabi n’ya sabay kaming manunuod ng movie ko. Kausap ko s’ya nung isang araw,” he added.

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