Ogie Alcasid admits that he did not have a hard time portraying the role of Angelina, the bratty girl from Bubble Gang's segment "Ang Spoiled Brat."
During the press visit on the set of his upcoming comedy movie with Michael V—who plays the role of Angelina's Yaya—titled Ang Spoiled Brat last Tuesday, August 25, the singer-actor admitted that he can easily identify with his role.
"Parang pinaka-ako na ang Angelina, kasi bratty din ako. When I was growing up, ganun na talaga," Ogie said.
He added, "In fact, noong unang-una kong nabasa ang script ng Yaya and Angelina, 'yon na ang lumabas, e. Siguro kaya rin naging matunog ang performance naming dalawa, ang dali, hindi na namin kailangang i-motivate."
Since the Yaya and Angelina characters started in Bubble Gang, they immediately hit many households and gained a lot of followers. They became so popular that they were given a hosting stint—as their characters—in the Pinoy adaptation of the Japanese TV game show called Hole In The Wall. Now, Yaya and Angelina will be invading the big screen with their usual comedy acts.
Without spilling the surprises in their movie, Ogie simply described the movie as something different from what the audience usually sees on television.
"Pareho pa rin ang pagka-bratty [ko], pero siyempre, the scenes are deeper. Siyempre sa TV, nalilimitahan ka lang ng studio, basag dito, basag doon. Siyempre dito, iba na, basta makikita niyo na lang na it's bigger!" he explained.
MAKING AN ALBUM WITH REGINE. In the coming months, Ogie will have less work, which would give him time to focus on his music career.
Aside from hosting Celebrity Duets with girlfriend Regine Velasquez, the singer-composer will also be doing a series of concerts with friend and SOP co-host Janno Gibbs for their 20th anniversary as "Small Brothers." He will also have a concert with Regine in Europe later this year.
He is also set to do another album, following The Great Filipino Songbook, this year under Universal Records.
Does this mean that his independent record label that he built with the Asia's Songbird, Indie Music or IMusic, will become more active?
"Alam mo, ang hirap ng negosyo ngayon. Kung mapapansin mo, even the big recording companies are having a hard time selling music. So, the company's still there, but we're really choosing our project. Actually, sana 'yong susunod namin 'yong soundtrack nito [Ang Spoiled Brat]. But hindi namin natapos, obviously, dahil [sa shooting]. So, 'andiyan lang, 'andiyan 'yong company, pero we're choosing our projects," he said.
Ogie mentioned that he has plans to make an album with Regine under their record label.
"Nakaporma naman 'yong mga 'yon," he said. "Kaya lang kasi, nauna 'tong mga pelikulang 'to. So, alam mo, ang hirap pagsabay-sabayin talaga, e. With film, aminin na natin ito, kailangan mahalin mo nang tunay. Kasi hindi rin naman gano'n kalaki ang... I mean, compared to TV, di ba, you're paid per day? Ito, it's really your love for film, di ba? So, tapos, ang laki ng time na ginugugol mo for shooting a film. So, sobrang sakripisyo."
The SOP host added, "Marami na kaming naisip ni Regine na one album. We wanted to call it A Love Story. We've already talked about it. In fact, 'yong kanta niya, 'yong sa Cruel Love ["And I Love You So"], isa 'yon, kaya lang kinanta na niya. Kasi favorite naming dalawa 'yon, e. Di ba, ang ganda-ganda no'n?"
During the conversation, someone suggested that Ogie make a music album for Eva Castillo, who was Regine's strongest contender during their amateur-singing-contests days.
Ogie took it positively and said, "I'd love to. Oo nga, 'no?"