Epy Quizon on being compared to his late dad Dolphy: "It's too big of a shoe to fill."

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Consummate actor Epy Quizon is a shade of his late father Dolphy. He admits 99 percent of what he learned from him, particularly in comedy, comes out in his acting but, "Ang hindi ko talaga matutunan at hindi ko matututunan is yung charisma niya. Iba yung charisma niya sa tao."


“There will be no other Dolphy.”

Ito ang reaksiyon ni Epy Quizon sa sinasabi ng iba na siya ang 'next Dolphy.'

Paliwanag pa niya, “I mean, para sabihin niyo, parang ang kapal naman ng mukha ko.

“I mean, it’s too big of a shoe to fill so parang… sixty-seven years of him having what, four hundred films to his title?

“He made the nation laugh, he made an impact when he died.

“You could feel the impact that he had on the Filipino people.

“Parang ang tigas naman ng mukha ko kung sasabihin kong I’ll be the next Dolphy.

“There will be no other Dolphy, that’s my opinion.

“There will be the next Michael V, there will be the next Vic Sotto, there will be the next Epy.

“But there will be no other Dolphy.”

May mga nagsasabi kay Epy na ang facial expressions at kilos niya ay hawig na hawig sa ama niya.

Reaksiyon niya, “Siguro dahil pinapanood ko siya at siguro dahil yung craft ko, ninety-nine percent nanggaling sa kanya.

“One percent lang yung pinag-aralan ko at saka yung natutunan ko.

“Siguro kaya lumalabas yung pati mga facial expressions, pati yung timing.

“I don’t get his timing, he has an impeccable timing, but maski papaano ninety-nine percent ng timing ko sa kanya nanggaling.

“What I don’t have probably, ang hindi ko talaga matutunan at hindi ko matututunan is yung charisma niya.

“Iba yung charisma niya sa tao.”

GAY BLADES. Kasali si Epy sa cast ng GMA afternoon drama series na Oh, My Mama!, kung saan gumaganap siya bilang bading.

Nag-effort ba siya na gayahin ang ama niya na kilalang mahusay gumanap sa mga gay characters?

Ayon kay Epy, “Siguro yung gaya, like what I said earlier, ninety-nine percent of my craft was honed from my family, from my father.

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“One percent is just really what I taught myself on how to become different.”

Hindi naman siguro one percent lang?

“Siguro, siguro iba, kasi the mere fact that I am in this business because of my father is the ninety-nine percent.

“So, siguro dun nila nakikita yung hawig, probably my looks, probably my physical attributes.

“Siguro iyon yung hawig sa daddy ko pag umaarte siya ng bading or gay or whatever you call it.

“I dunno the right or politically correct way of saying gay, so please don’t get offended.

“Like what I said, I play these roles because it is part of the role I am paid for.

“And when I say yes to a role, I give it all heart and all passion and that’s what I’m aiming for.

“So whether it looks like or sounds like Dolphy, I wouldn’t know that until you guys see it and tell me.

“Because I’m really just doing what I have to do in my craft.”


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