Robin Padilla puts no limit on what he can do as an actor

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Robin Padilla says he doesn't have any restriction when portraying a role: "Hindi ako naniniwala sa limitasyon kasi artista ako, e. Hindi ako naniniwala doon. Dapat may limitasyon [pero] magkahiwalay ang pananampalataya sa pag-aartista. "Ang puwede lang sigurong sabihin, lalo na yung ganung sexy-sexy, nilalang tayo ng Panginoong Diyos, e, di dapat lalo nating ipakita, at [nang] gayahin ng iba. Para sila rin ay mag-alaga ng kanilang sarili...Kaya, siguro yun l


To say he's been through a lot would not be a hyperbole.


Back in the '90s, Robinhood Fernando CariƱo Padilla led quite a foolhardy life, and sort of lived up to his "Bad Boy of the Philippine Movies" moniker.


But that's a thing of the past. The Robin Padilla we're seeing now is focused on his career and is passionate about his craft.


In fact, since he made his showbiz comeback in the late '90s, he has topbilled 24 movies-which means, he had an average of two movies per year for one decade.


His star shone brightly even on the boob tube. His previous television series with both ABS-CBN and GMA-7 were all part of the primetime slot.


And as he approaches his 40th birthday on November 23, he doesn't see any need to decelerate.


In an interview, he told the showbiz press, "Madami pa po akong puwedeng gawin, at ako po'y hindi tumitigil sa paghahanda. Bukod sa ako'y ipinanganak na handa, ako po'y hindi pinipigil. Nasa mga nakapag-iisip naman ho 'yan, e-kung anong gusto nilang ipagawa sa akin, ako ho ay walang limitasyon. Kung ako'y naniniwala sa gusto mong ipagawa, gawin natin 'yan, kahit ano pa 'yan.


THE THINGS HE CAN DO.
We mentioned the violence-themed movies, and his immediate reaction: "corny." But he's cool about going sexy. He said his religion Islam does not prohibit him from accepting him any kind of role, but he has one condition: "Basta kasama sa istorya."


One reporter asked him: "Kaya mong magpakita ng behind?"


He answered, his eyes smiling, "Oo, ginawa ko na yun sa Joaquin Bordado. Lalo na ngayon, kasi nung nasa India kami, yung training na ginawa namin doon, ang konsentrasyon ng development ng muscle ay doon sa wetpaks, kaya mas mayabang ako ngayon."


PEP threw the question: "How about cross-dressing?"

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"Tatanungin ko muna si BB [Gandanghari]," he replied. The press people laughed, but Robin said he wasn't kidding. "Totoo po yun, ha. Hindi dahil sa ano...Hindi dahil sa ako'y laban sa mga ganun, hindi po, hindi po. Baka masapawan ko si BB, medyo malulungkot siya do'n."


THE FILM FOR BB.
The topic shifted to BB and her upcoming film, which will be produced by Robin.


"Siya yung pinakabida pero meron pa siyang ibang mga gandang hari," Robin mentioned.


He continued, "Pakiusap ko lang kay BB, ilabas niya yung pagka-rebolusyonarya niya. Ibig sabihin, merong mensahe yung pelikula niya kaya nga gusto naming gawin. Parang yung mensahe, tungkol sa kasarian nila-may ipinaglalabang kasarian."


As the film producer, he required BB to train for the movie. Binoe (his nickname) elaborated, "Pinapupunta ko nga siya...pinag-aaral ko siya ng arnis. Kakausapin ko yung mga kakilala natin dun, siguro magtatagal siya ng mga dalawanag linggo. Gusto kong pag-aralan niya kasi ayokong magmukha siyang lalaki sa fight. Gusto ko pag nakipag-fight siya...bigla kong makikita si Rustom, ayoko nun. Pangatawanan niya...Papagurin ko siya talaga."


LEADING LADIES.
Back to his future projects, we asked Binoe if he has a wish list for his leading ladies. He quickly answered, "wala," but he has one requirement: "Unang-una, hindi magugulat...Kahit sino, basta hindi magugulatin."


Does working with his previous leading ladies figure in his choices?


There's Sharon Cuneta, who became his ladylove in Maging Sino Ka Man and 'Di Na Natuto.


"Idol ko yun," he said about the Megastar. "Naging artista ako at nangarap maging artista dahil sa kanya. Gusto ko talaga siya makita. Gusto ko siya makapareha, at malalim ang aming pagkakaibigan."


How about Kris Aquino?


He related, "Aba, e, kaming dalawa ni Ma'am Kris, e, meron kaming kakaibang love story naman nun. Kami nung araw, e, talagang You and Me Against the World [title of their movie together]. Hindi natin makakalimutan yun.

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"Ako'y handa na makasama siya pero hindi puwedeng ngayon. Kasi ngayon, election, e. Medyo may mga bagay na pipigil, sa ngayon, sa pagsasama naming dalawa. Meron, hindi dahil sa aming dalawa yun, kundi dahil sa sitwasyon."


But after the elections...


"Sana, pagkatapos ng election...Lamang na lamang si Noynoy [Kris's brother], mauulit na naman siya sa MalacaƱang ang tagpuan nito," he said, before adding: "Si Kris, e, maligaya na."


Lastly, we inquired about his presidential bet. His reply: "E, ang aking presidentiable, e, naging vice president. Si [Jejomar] Binay ako talaga, e, kaya ako'y nagmumuni-muni pa."


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