Epy’s advice to guys who are ‘torpe’
I immensely enjoyed watching “The Art of Ligaw” from start to finish. We, at the Cinema Evaluation Board, graded it A. The charming film is topbilled by Epy Quizon and KZ Tandingan, whose onscreen tandem clicks in all levels.
It’s the first movie of KZ, yet she pulled it off. Her Visayan charm is so endearing. KZ’s comedic style comes across as a Maine Mendoza-Melai Cantiveros combo. Her songs, which she exclusively wrote for the movie, “Quicksand” and “Walanghiyang Pag-ibig,” add punch to the story.
Epy makes it seem like the young Dolphy, his dad, has come back to life. Their pairing is a modern-day version of Guy and Pip.
In this age of dating apps and social media, Epy and KZ’s movie is a refreshing kind of love story that celebrates the lost art of courtship and the true joys of old-fashioned romance.
Here’s my chat with Epy:
What’s your personal style of courting a girl? I do not have a particular style. It comes naturally and is organic. I just allow the magic to happen and when it does, it’s uncontrollable.
What’s your message to millennials who can’t relate to the old-school kind of “panliligaw”? They should try it. The old-school panliligaw makes men out of men and definitely makes the process more romantic.
Did you ever get “basted” by a girl? I never did. I was pretty lucky in that part of my life.
What’s your advice to “torpe” guys? Do not be afraid of getting dumped … The process will just make you braver and more confident.
What do you think of girls who make the first move? I have nothing against girls who make the first move … I believe it is accepted now. But not for me, though … I like the challenge of wooing a girl. The challenge makes it more interesting.
How did you and KZ achieve onscreen chemistry? The workshop that we had before we went into production helped a lot. But to tell you honestly, it was all magic. No one really expected us to have that kind of onscreen chemistry.
What makes your relationship with your gf work? We treat our relationship as if we’re still in the courtship stage every day.
Are all the Quizons really chick boys? Please do not classify the Quizons as chick boys … we just love easily and, sometimes, to a fault.
What advice of your dad about love and women do you still follow? Respect women no matter what. And when in love, be in love.
What’s the best and toughest part of being a Quizon? The best part is that we have a fun family; the toughest is correcting wrong impressions, like we are “chick boys.”
If your life story would be made into a movie, what would the title be and who would you want to portray you? “An Epyq Life,” played by my son Sandro.
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