Vice Ganda on MMFF opening day: ‘Parang first time ko uli na nag-film fest’

Vice Ganda on MMFF opening day: ‘Parang first time ko uli na nag-film fest’

Vice Ganda admits he feels newvous about returning to the MMFF.

“Parang first time ko uli na nag-film fest.”

These were the words of Kapamilya star Vice Ganda as he described how he felt upon the opening of this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival, especially with moviegoers flocking to the cinemas to watch his movie.

The comedian is headlining the comedy film Partners in Crime in this year’s film fest.

“Masaya naman. Nakakatuwa, ang daming tao sa mall. Ang daming tao sa sinehan. Nakakatuwa,” Vice said in an interview with ABS-CBN News on MMFF’s opening day.

The MMFF box office star confessed that it all feels new to him. It can be recalled that MMFF was done online in 2020 due to the pandemic. While the film festival returned to theaters last year, the turnout was low due to the rise of the COVID cases brought by the omicron variant. This year, more moviegoers flocked to cinemas as restrictions have finally been eased.

“Nalulutang nga ako eh. Nao-overwhelm ako. Hindi ko naiintindihan ‘yung nararamdaman ko. Natutulala ako, parang naninibago uli ako,” he admitted.

The It’s Showtime host shared that he actually was not able to sleep well prior to the MMFF opening.

“Kagabi, hindi ako makatulog. Parang mag-a-alas singko na ako nakatulog. Parang bago ‘to sa’kin ulit. Sobra ‘yung excitement, sobra ‘yung kaba ko,” he stated.

Vice remarked that he was happy to see moviegoers being back in cinemas.

“Ninenerbyos din ako kasi hindi ko alam kung ano dadatnan ko sa mall pagpunta ko. Dasal lang ako nang dasal. Sa kotse, sabi ko, bahala ka na Lord. ’Tas ayan oh, pagdating namin, ang daming tao sa sinehan. So bumalik na uli, ‘di ba? Achieve!” he remarked.

Partners in Crime is an action-adventure comedy film that stars Vice alongside Ivana Alawi. The movie follows the story of two former friends who got reunited only for them to be caught in a crime.

The movie is directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina.

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