Coco Martin idolizes Vic Sotto for his ‘simplicity, kindness’

/ 09:39 AM December 25, 2018
Coco Martin

Coco Martin (INQUIRER file photo).

Coco Martin may be a big star in his own right, but having the chance to work with his idol “Bossing” Vic Sotto still saw him starstruck and humbled.

Martin took to Instagram recently to express his admiration for Sotto, who he was able to work with for the first time in “Jack Em Popoy: The PulisCredibles”, their movie entry to the 44th Metro Manila Film Festival.


Martin shared a photo of Sotto during the MMFF Parade of Stars on Sunday, Dec. 23, and showed the “Eat Bulaga” frontman smiling at the camera.

“Idol ko ito sa kasimplehan at kabaitan!” Martin wrote on Instagram on Dec. 24. “Dati pangarap ko lang sya makatrabaho ngayon nag katotoo na!!!”


(This man is my idol for his simplicity and kindness. I used to just dream of working with him; it has come true now.)

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Idol ko ito sa kasimplehan at kabaitan! Dati pangarap ko lang sya makatrabaho ngayon nag katotoo na!!! Maraming maraming salamat Bossing sobra pagrespeto ko sayo napakabait mo pong tao!!!😍😍😍

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Martin further stated that he has deep and utmost respect for Sotto, attesting to his goodness of heart.

“Maraming maraming salamat Bossing sobra pagrespeto ko sayo,” Martin said. “Napakabait mo pong tao!!!”

Martin showed no hint of “tampo” despite murmurings in the past that his name was not allowed to be mentioned on GMA-7 when it came to promoting “Jack Em Popoy”. It was observed then that GMA-7 did not mention his name in its official Twitter account early this December, which was pointed out by many of his fans.

He, however, has since clarified to columnist and talent manager Lolit Solis that he sees no issue with his name not being mentioned in the rival network. Fro him, it was more than enough that he got to work with Sotto in his lifetime.

“Okey lang po yon at naiintindihan ko po, sobrang taas ng respeto ko sa GMA,” Martin said then. “Sila unang nagbukas sakin ng pintuan… Masaya na ako na natupad ko ang pangarap ko na makatrabaho po si Bossing…”


(That’s OK with me and I understand. I highly respect GMA. They were the first to open doors for me. I am happy to just finally realize my dream of working with Bossing.)

The Metro Manila Film Festival formally opens in theaters today, Dec. 25 and will run until Jan. 7, 2019. JB


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