Playing a metrosexual fashion designer in “Ang Babaeng Nawawala Sa Sarili” is a big challenge for character actor Mon Confiado.
“Kakaiba ito doon sa mostly villain roles ko. Number one, sexy. Sabi nga ni direk Roman Perez kaiingitan ako dito dahil sa mga love scenes na ginawa ko,” Confiado said during the online press conference for the movie last June 17.
(It’s different from my mostly villain roles. Numbe one, it is sexy. Director Roman Perez said that I will be envied because of the love scenes that I did here.)
Doing sexy scenes is nothing new to Confiado who did several daring scenes in his movies for Seiko Films.
“Kahit ‘yung mga Cinema One erotic films, gumagawa naman ako niyan. Kasi sa akin as an actor hindi issue ‘yung mga sexy scenes. Malawak ang aking pang-unawa at experience sa mga ganyan,” he said.
(Even in Cinema One erotic films, I also do that. For me, as an actor, it is not an issue to do sexy scenes. I have a wide understanding and experience in that.)
But the biggest challenge for Confiado is to make his fashion designer role a tad different from Eddie Gutierrez’s portrayal in the original movie.
“Ang challenge sa akin dito, mas in-underact ko ‘yung character ni Greg Manos. Halos hindi talaga siya nagsasalita, more on reactions lang. Mahirap ‘yun,” he said.
(The challenge for me here is I underacted the character of Greg Manos. He almost does not talk, he is more of giving reactions only. That is difficult.)
“Ang Babaeng Nawawala sa Sarili” was first published as a series under Hiwaga Komiks. The story was popularized when veteran actress Dina Bonnevie gave life to the character in its 1989 movie adaptation. The remake will stream on Vivamax on July 15. JB