Gay talk with Billy Crawford and Angeline Quinto
Turning into a fool is a sign of being in love. It is “incurable” until we have the object of our affection “exorcised” from our system. That is what Regal Entertainment’s “hugot comedy” film, “That Thing Called Tanga Na,” is all about (opens Aug. 10).
It revolves around the lives of five friends—four gays and a lady—each of whom has a story to tell about their “martyrdom” in the name of love.
Portraying “loveaholics” are Angeline Quinto, Billy Crawford, Kean Cipriano, Martin Escudero and Eric Quizon. Romantic fools unite and let their movie make us laugh all the hurt away.
Here’s my chat with Billy:
If you were gay, would you dare come out of the closet, even if it might jeopardize your show biz career?
If it will make me happier and more fulfilled as a person, why not?
How would you handle a gay fan who is too forward?
I’ll be straightforward and be brutally honest to him.
What’s the craziest thing that you and girlfriend Coleen Garcia have done together?
We went on a safari trip.
What makes your relationship with Coleen work?
Lots of patience and understanding.
Why didn’t you pursue your international career when you were based in Paris?
It didn’t feel right then.
Not an issue
Here’s my chat with Angeline:
What if your boyfriend were actually gay?
It won’t be an issue to me as long as I feel that he loves me, and that he will choose me in the end.
If you could trade places with any famous gay person, who would it be?
Vice Ganda, because he has a good heart and he takes his work seriously.
What’s the most foolish thing that you’ve done for love?
I forgot to love myself. I loved my boyfriend more than myself. I knew he already had someone else, but I kept begging him to come back to me.
What’s your song for yourself ?
“Fight Song” by Rachel Platten.
Do you get insecure about new singers?
I would be a hypocrite if I say that I don’t feel slightly envious when I hear a new singer who sings well.
It scares me that I might lose my job because they’re better than me.
If you had to choose between love and career, which would you pick?
Both. Because love inspires me to do better in my career. And I want to share my blessings, provided by my work, with my special someone.
The Cinema One Originals entry, “Hamog,” has taken the international scene by storm after its back-to-back-to-back recognition in three different international festivals.
To celebrate the film’s victories, a special screening was held recently at the Dolphy Theater in ABS-CBN. It won the Outstanding Artistic Achievement award at the 2016 Shanghai International Film Festival.
Its lead actress Therese Malvar won the St. George Prize for best actress at the Moscow International Film Festival and the Screen International’s Rising Star Asia award at the New York Asian Film Festival. Pinoy Pride, indeed.
Happy birthday to Jesselyn Panis. Kudos to her for helping countless Pinoys through her work in alternative fuel and energy.
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