Vice Ganda's Movie Will Go Against Vic Sotto's In The 2014 MMFFVice Ganda and Vic Sotto will again fight for box office success for the coming Metro Manila Film Festival in December. Vice will star in "Praybeyt Benjamin 2" while Vic will follow his 2013 movie with "My Big Bossing's Adventure."
In 2012, Vice and Vic also went against each other after Vice made "Sisterakas" with Ai-Ai Delas Alas and Kris Aquino while Vic had a collaboration with Senator Bong Revilla and Judy Ann Santos for "Si Agimat, Si Enteng At Si Ako."
In 2013, Vice starred in "Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy" while Vic had "My Little Bossings" with Ryzza Mae Dizon and Bimby Aquino-Yap.
Vice said it's a fun experience for him to be able to compete with Vic. The movies they show every year are for the audience and also for themselves.
The comedian doesn't want to be a hypocrite and say that they are only doing the movies for the audience. They also get something from it.
"Ano yun, may ibinibigay kami sa audience at may natatanggap din naman kami."
He and Vic never had a chance to talk to each other. He only met him during a Christmas Special of ABS-CBN. Vic attended the event because he had a movie with Bea Alonzo then.
Vice said he had his picture taken with Vic. How did he approach Vic? Vice shared that he was very shy then but he decided it was his chance already.
He asked him if they can have a picture together, and Vic just told him: "‘Ay, ikaw pala ‘yan! Halika, baklang 'to!’ sabi niyang ganoon."
He also had a picture with Joey de Leon. Vice saw him at Resorts World one time. And even though he was eating then, he run after him and asked for a picture. Joey was very accommodating to him. He even joked around with Vice.
It was a healthy competition, Vice said of the fact that his daily noontime show "It's Showtime" is competing with "Eat Bulaga," the longest-running noontime show on TV.
He never once felt that he was personally attacked by Joey and Vic. If ever they say something, it must be because they were provoked by others, Vice said.
Even the hosts on "It's Showtime" are huge fans of "Eat Bulaga." They have such high respect for them, Vice said, adding that they can never replace the "dabarkads" and how they became a part of every Filipino home.
Meanwhile, Vice said he is already feeling the pressure to make sure that "Praybeyt Benjamin 2" will do well in the box office. They haven't started shooting yet, but he is being stressed already.
They will start shooting for it in October, about the same time that he will have a European tour.
He doesn't let himself be pressured that much, however, even though there are big expectations for the sequel of "Praybeyt Benjamin." He said that he felt very pressured last year amid doing "Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy."
It was such a huge pressure for him because of the expectations and the fact that he was doing a movie with four characters.
When they didn't make it to number one during the first days, Vice was very worried because he felt he gave his all to the movie. Eventually, the box office results picked up.
"Eventually, ibinigay din naman ang gusto ko, dinelay lang ng ilang lingo."
The good thing about his project is that he was surrounded by positive people every day. He is sure Star Cinema, Viva Films and ABS-CBN won't allow his movie to be put to waste.
He is not offended when people or critics call his movies "trashy." Vice said the reactions of people to his movies are subjective. What's good to one may not necessarily be good for the other too.
People will understand and appreciate things differently, Vice said. "At saka hindi ako naniniwala na basura yung mga ginawa ko, kasi kung basura yun, basura rin ako dahil sa akin nanggaling yun."
And Vice is sure that if he is really trashy, then ABS-CBN would have let him go a long time ago. Also, Vice said "Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy" was named second best picture by the MMFF committee. There were many good reviews about that movie too.
He has nothing to say to those who commented that his movies were trashy.