The pressure is on for Vic Sotto now that his movie, Enteng Kabisote 3: The Legend Goes On And On And On, will hit theaters beginning December 25 as one of the official entries in the 2006 Metro Manila Film Festival.
On the strength of his films' showing every December when the MMFF comes around, Vic Sotto is the reigning Box-Office King. He has held the crown for three consecutive years: 2003, 2004, 2005. From Lastikman to Enteng Kabisote 1 and 2, the comedian/actor/TV host/producer has kept his grip on the public.
However, Bossing (Vic's now popular nickname) does not look like he's resting on his laurels. In an S-Files live interview last December 17, he said, "Hindi ko naman iniisip ‘yung number one o ‘yung top grosser. Ang iniisip ko parati ay kung paano ko mahihigitan ‘yung huli kong ginawa—story-wise, effects-wise. Kung paano sila [moviegoers] mas mapapaligaya."
Asked how close his personality is to the characters he portrays, Vic replied in the same GMA-7 show, "Hindi naman nagkakalayo e. Kung ano ‘yung nakikita nyo sa pelikula, halos ganun din ‘yung sa tunay na buhay. ‘Yung palatawa, ‘yung easy lang sa buhay, 'di masyadong sineseryoso ‘yung buhay at mabait [chuckles]."
The Eat Bulaga mainstay continued, "May hawig. Most of the time ‘yung mga characters ko sa pelikula, halos ganun ako e. Tahimik, hindi magsasalita hangga't di mo kinakausap. Kasi mahiyain ako."
Vic's character in this third installment of the Enteng Kabisote franchise is no longer the humble, down-to-earth person he was in previous Enteng films.
Director Tony Y. Reyes said in a YES! Magazine interview: "Mayaman na si Enteng ngayon. Sa pagpasok ng maraming pera, nabago nang konti ang ugali niya. Naging materialistic na siya. Pera na ang laging importante sa kanya."
Of course, the movie will not be complete without the main villain, Satana, played by Bing Loyzaga.
The estranged wife of Janno Gibbs talked about her character in a PEP interview last November 17: "For a change, I have a sword this time. I have fight scenes now with Magenta [G Tongi]. Finally, may action ako. Magic is fun, pero at least may action. Of course, there are the never-ending changes in the face, the make-up and the costume. We did our best to beat yung look namin last year and the year before that. Kaya magulat na lang kayo kung ano 'yung magiging hitsura namin dito."
She also added, "Guguluhin ko ‘yung pamilya nila [Enteng]. Kasama ko si Antonio [Aquitania], Alyssa Alano, Angelica Jones. It's fun, interesting, gives a new twist. They livened up everything. It's a great joy to work with them."
Enteng Kabisote 3 also stars Kristine Hermosa, Oyoboy Sotto, Aiza Seguerra, Allan K, and G Tongi as Ina Magenta. Doing cameos in the film are Vic's real-life sweetheart, Pia Guanio, his buddy Joey de Leon, his brother Tito Sotto, and many more from Vic's Eat Bulaga family.