Senator Bong Revilla Jr. is confident “Si Agimat, si Enteng at Si Ako” will do well in the MMFF 2012 box office compared to other films in competition this year.
“Pag Pasko, mahirap kalaban ang pambata. Kasi ang Pasko, pambata yan. Kahit anong laki ng pelikula mo, iba [kapag] bata [ang audience]. Bata ang kasama nating sumusuporta sa pelikula, buong pamilya”, he said during the GMA-7 Trade Launch event held recently.
But is the senator aiming for another kind of recognition, an MMFF Best Actor nod maybe?
“Yung mga awards, hindi ko na iniisip yan e,” he revealed. “Maybe sa mga susunod. Pero ang mga awards, may panahon sa box office. May panahon ang lahat ng bagay.
The senator also hints that his “Agimat” persona might return in MMFF 2013 - or will it really?
“‘Agimat’, o ‘Panday,’ or Indio’ the movie... Surprise!” he quipped.
Support for Jolo
Bong is also excited for GMA-7’s upcoming drama “Indio,” which co-stars stars Jennylyn Mercado and Rhian Ramos. The show will be Bong’s first foray in primetime soap operas.
“Alam mo naman ako, I never settle for good. I only settle for best. I think this TV series is one of the best,” he said of his TV show.
But with election season nearing, will he still have time for his son Jolo Revilla who's running for Vice Governor of Cavite next year?
But even though Bong believes Jolo can stand on his own, he added he’s still there to help.
“Hindi ko siya pwedeng pabayaan. Kahit anong pagod ko, kahit anong puyat ko, babangon ako to help and support my son,” he said.
His new year's resolution
The actor-politician who was involved in a number of controversies years back shared that he is now a changed man.
“Para sa sarili ko hindi na ako nagsisigarilyo, mabait na si Bong Revilla”, he said, smiling. “Sa 'kin lang siguro yung blessings ko, ma-share ko pa sa iba para mas marami pa tayong mapaligayang tao.”
He also revealed the secret to his successful career as an actor and politician.
“Ang Agimat ko ay ang Panginoon, kung hindi dahil sa kanya wala ako dito. At saka yung pamilya ko, yun ang agimat ko”, he said.