Vic Sotto is giving his Enteng Kabisote franchise a rest as he experiments with a different kind of movie for the public to enjoy. Ang Darling Kong Aswang, he thinks, is just the right thing, and it is not the scary kind of horror film, mind you. It's expected that his film would greatly rival that of Sen. Bong Revilla's Panday in the upcoming Metro Manila Film Festival.
"Para iba lang," Vic said in an interview with Startalk yesterday, October 3. "Sinigurado ko, hindi iyong horror na nakakatakot. Kung nakakatakot man, e cute na nakakatakot kasi may mga bata akong kasama dito, e."
He sees any competition between his picture and Bong Revilla's as a good thing. "Ang maganda dito, sana magkatulong-tulong para ang kabuuan ng festival, e maganda magiging resulta. Feeling ko nga na ito na ang pinakamalaking festival na igro-gross, e. I think."
Since Enteng Kabisote is taking a breather, he has also changed his leading lady from Kristine Hermosa to Cristine Reyes. What exactly did he see in Cristine when he chose her for the part?
"Bagay sa kanya," explained Vic. "Kulay niya, maputi. Misteryosa at tahimik lang. Kasi mga aswang ganoon, e. Hindi rin tumitingin nang deretso. Pag natignan ka, tagilid ka na. Mayroon silang hypnotismo at noon una kaming nagkita, e ganoon, e—hypnotismo."
Cristine impressed Vic by being more than willing to start shooting. He had expected her to take a longer rest after her Ondoy ordeal. "Tinawagan ko iyong production manager namin para siguraduhin kung gusto niya magtrabaho," Vic shared, "kasi baka kailangan niya magpahinga. Okay daw. To my surprise, napatunayan ko kung gaano siya katapang."
For Cristine, just getting the part was a big blessing. "Malaking bagay po talaga iyon," she said, "kaya nagpapasalamat din ako dahil ako ang napili nila. Sa work lagi kami nagbibiruan at nagtatawanan. Okay din siya, at least nakakatawa na din ako after noong nangyari. Kasi kahapon tulala pa din ako, e."
Vic revealed that some of his kabarkada at Eat Bulaga! were also affected by the storm: "Si Wally, wala nang kotse. Si Paulo, mga kagamitan. Pero, ikumpara mo doon sa napapakinggan natin sa radio at telebisyon, e feeling mo suwerte ka pa rin."