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‘Unli Life’ Grand Press Conference

12:10 AM August 07, 2018

Vhong Navarro, Winwyn Marquez and Joey Marquez. PHOTO BY JOSEPH R. ATILANO

‘Unli Life’ from Regal Entertainment, Inc. is Vhong Navarro’s latest lead starring role. When you have a pure comedic-actor in the likes of Vhong Navarro, the expectation of having a fun and hilarious time watching this movie is justified. From its full trailer and behind-the-scenes footage I have seen so far, my gut feel really tells me that this movie will not disappoint at all.

I have been a fan of Vhong Navarro’s work for a long time. Even as a kid I remember first seeing him as part of the all-male dance group from the 90’s “The Streetboys” when they guested on ‘Home Along Da Riles’ which was my favorite local sitcom then. Vhong Navarro was around comedy legend Dolphy in that popular and beloved sitcom from the 90’s; I would like to think that perhaps some of Dolphy’s comedic genius must have rubbed off somehow on Vhong Navarro.

To be able to see Vhong Navarro finally at the Grand Press Con was a big treat for me. And let me tell you, he is as funny in person as he is in the sitcoms and movies he has appeared in. He certainly comes true to form! One very funny guy, this man is. You can’t seem to have enough of him.

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Now, let’s get back to ‘Unli Life’. Vhong Navarro’s brilliant comedic timing, witty comebacks, and natural flair in being funny will all come into perfect play in this movie’s out-of-box plot which will keep moviegoers in stitches.

Plus, for the very first time Vhong Navarro will be paired up with Wynwin Marquez. This is the very first movie of WynWin Marquez who is the daughter of Joey Marquez who also happens to be a part of this upcoming movie. As we all know, Joey Marquez is also one of the funniest actors around ever since his years in ‘Palibhasa Lalake’ where he became a household name. Who can ever forget the role Joey Marquez had in ‘Palibhasa Lalake’!

You’ve got one of the funniest people on local television and movies from the 90’s in Joey Marquez who works in this movie with one of the current remaining true Filipino comedic-actors, Vhong Navarro. The past and present of two eras are represented here with Joey Marquez and Vhong Navarro. If you are a fan of true Pinoy humor, how can you possibly not be excited about this coming movie ‘Unli Life’? I know I am.

Vhong Navarro and Winwyn Marquez PHOTO BY JOSEPH R. ATILANO

‘Unli Life’ is the official entry of Regal Entertainment, Inc. in the forthcoming Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino film festival.

Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino will be on August 15 – 21.

This movie is directed by Miko Livelo and produced by Regal Entertainment, Inc.

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Below is my question for Vhong Navarro, Winwyn Marquez and Joey Marquez.

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Can you share with us a funny or unforgettable experience while filming ‘Unli Life’?

1) Vhong Navarro: Ako, enjoy ako sa bawat shooting namin. Kumbaga, pagkatapos ko gumawa ng magandang pelikula, pag-uwi ko ng bahay naka ngiti ako. Kumbaga, dala ko na yung vibes ng nagawa namin. Hindi lang po ako kasama sa pag-arte, kasama din ako sa pagbuo ng pelikula na eto. Sama-sama kami ni Alex, Direk Milo, at Direk Chito sa pagbuo ng pelikula.

Siyempre, as an actor, iniisip ko sa pag-uwi ko magaling ako sa acting. Siyempre, iniisip ko din sa mga nakakasama ko maganda din nagawa nila. Kumbaga, binuo namin yung pelikula as a team. At hindi meron isang “magaling”, o may isang “sikat” at dun dapat tayo matapos. Kumbaga, sa basketball, para mag-champion tayo, eh maganda din dapat ang team play.

Tapos, natutuwa din ako sa pelikula na eto kasi wala naging pasaway, walang malaking ulo. Kumbaga, lahat kami ay pantay-pantay.

Siyempre, una sa lahat nakikinig kami kay “Tsong” (Joey Marquez). Si “Tsong” pa naman ang tinitingalaan namin dahil siya ang pinaka-una na bumuo ng Regal films… kasama ni Mother Lily. Hahaha! Kumbaga, nakakahiya kung meron may malaki ulo sa amin. Kasi sa nakikita namin kay “Tsong”, napaka down-to-earth niya kahit ang dami na niya naabot sa buhay. Kumbaga, bago pa kami dumating sa mundo, siya na ang isa sa mga tinitingala namin bilang isa sa mga foundation ng industriya. Napaka bait niya. Ganun din dapat maging inspirasyon sa lahat at hindi lang kami.

Winwyn Marquez and Joey Marquez PHOTO BY JOSEPH R. ATILANO

2) Winwyn Marquez: Lahat na po nasabi at actually tama naman. Pero, specifically, sa ginawa namin yung pinaka na gusto ko ay yung montage. Sa haba ng ginawa namin, very different siya. Tagal! Basta one whole day namin ginawa yun. One whole day. Tapos, lahat ng cast nakipag work together, coordinate. It wasn’t easy kasi isang shot lang siya na tuloy-tuloy ang montage, iba-iba yung feel, iba-iba yung damit, may quick change pa, tapos sobrang saya dun at nakakatawa pa.

Ang galing-galing ng buong team for doing that. Kasi parang meron siyang musical feel din. Pero montage talaga siya.

3) Joey Marquez: Ako, gusto ko muna magpasalamat kay Vhong dahil tinaas niya ako sa pedestal. Linagay niya ako sa rebulto ni Bonifacio. Ginawa niya ako napakabuti. Maraming salamat, ha.

Natatandaan ko pa kasi yung ‘Shake, Rattle and Roll’ nandun ka. Pero, yung pinaka maganda dito para sa akin kaysa sa story ay pagiging spontaneous namin ni Vhong. Kasi siya parati ang ka-eksena ko. Ang inaantay ko parati yung mga “punchline” niya na wala sa script. Ang kagandahan dito ay hindi kami “in the box” lang. Nag exit na kami sa labas ng box. Mas lumalabas na natural. At lahat ng klase ng tao ma-a-appreciate nila ang pelikula na eto. Kasi basta nandun si Vhong Navarro nakakatawa talaga.

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