Coco Martin willingly accepted the ‘Apag’ project
Kapamilya actor Coco Martin doesn’t mind even though he was just the second choice in the Summer Metro Manila Film Festival 2023 movie Apag.
The said movie is directed by Brillante Mendoza who previously shared that the first choice for the lead actor was Aljur Abrenica. Due to certain circumstances, Aljur was not able to do this.
When Direk Brillante offered this to Coco, the Batang Quiapo accepted the offer without hesitation.
In an interview, based on the article in Inquirer, Coco Martin shared that he asked Direk Brillante if he was serious about the offer because he is willing to clear his schedule in order to do this project.
Then, when Coco knew that veteran stars Jaclyn Jose, Lito Lapid, and Julio Diaz are part of the film, he stopped asking questions. “When Direk asked me if I’d agree to join the project, I jumped in with my eyes closed. I went to the location without knowing what my role would be. That’s how great my trust in Direk Dante is,” Coco added.
The actor also said that he is glad he accepted the offer because he is proud of the movie. He also shared that if he was not been part of this, he might have felt jealous. Even though he had no idea at first what role he would play, he accepted this with open arms.
Meanwhile, fans of Coco Martin questioned the jury of the Summer MMFF why he was not included in the list of Best Actor Nominees. Seasoned actress Dolly de Leon, who was the jury chair, said that although the Kapamilya actor was not on the list of Best Actor nominees, it does not mean that he was discounted.
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