Joross Gamboa is thrilled to co-headline the comedy film Mga Mister Ni Rosario opposite Kate Alejandrino for the 2018 Cine Filipino Film Festival, which will run in select cinemas from May 9 to 15.
A debut film of Alpha Habon, Mga Mister Ni Rosario tells the story of a method actor who brings home every character that he plays on screen.
“May time na kailangan niya mag-method acting kasi feeling niya palaos na siyang artista.
“Para sumikat siya, kailangan lagi siyang may award. May isang artista pa rito na pasikat, e, na minsan natalo ako sa award.”
The pressure to stay relevant in showbiz prompted Joross’s character to take his craft seriously.
To help him internalize his characters, his devoted wife readily engages in all sorts of “role playing” with him, resulting to bizarre yet hilarious experiences as a married couple.
Referring to their bed scene that was shown in the movie’s trailer, Joross said, “Yung iba kasi role playing lang ginawa namin kapag nagse-sex kami.
“The whole time kasi supportive siya sa akin. Kung ano'ng character kong iuuwi, susuportahan niya.”
But he assured that the movie was intended for a Parental Guidance (PG) rating, which means that moviegoers who are 13 years old and above can watch it.
“Pero wholesome ‘to. Hindi siya R-18. Ewan ko, kasi tinanggal namin sa shooting yung mga mura… So mukhang may planong ilaban na PG—puro ganda.”
Joross was interviewed by select entertainment reporters at the presscon for Ang Mga Mister Ni Rosario, held at Max's Restaurant in Quezon City.
Joross went on to say that Kate was perfect to play the role of his wife.
Some of the indie films Kate previously starred in were Respeto, Baka Bukas, and Dormitoryo: Mga Walang Katapusang Kwarto.
She is currently a part of ABS-CBN’s prime-time series Since I Found You, where she plays as the sister of Piolo Pascual.
Talking about his impression of Kate, Joross said, “Magaling siya dito sa pelikula. Nag-audition siya. Ako yung ka-eksena sa screening. Nagustuhan namin."
As seen in the trailer of Mga Mister Ni Rosario, Joross took on at least eight character studies including being cast as a gay, a dog, a taong-grasa, and a killer.
Worried that he might be carried away with his role as a killer, his wife will attempt to revise the script by joining him in his script-reading sessions.
Taking note of his character’s obsession with his craft, Joross remarked, “Ganun yung pagka-method. Hanggang sa dun sa killer-killer.”
In real life, Joross said that he doesn’t deliberately take on acting projects with the intention to win an award.
Asked how he feels about the possibility that Mga Mister Ni Rosario might give him a Best Actor award, Joross replied, “Wala naman akong ano dun. Basta magawa ko ng maayos yung pelikula ko.
“Bonus na lang yung pagiging best actor. Ang magdedesisyon nun yung panel of judges.
“Pero in general, kung magustuhan ng mga tao, it’s more than enough.”