Ryan Agoncillo willing to work with Piolo Pascual
By ALEX VALENTIN BROSAS
August 28, 2010, 12:06pm
With seeming reluctance, TV host and occasional actor Ryan Agoncillo said he’s ready to work with matinee idol Piolo Pascual whom he engaged in a word war years ago.
“Let’s burn the bridge when the bridge is there,” Ryan joked when asked about the possibility.
The animosity between Ryan and Piolo allegedly involved the former's wife and the latter's perennial leading lady for some time, Judy Ann Santos. And although the two had reconciled in 2008, Ryan said that if they do co-star, it has to be "the right material...dapat lahat tama...tingnan natin what will happen kung tatanggapin o hindi.”
For now, Ryan would rather concentrate on "what is" rather than "what could be." One of these is a TV series that requires him to play a drag queen.
“Isa siyang tatay na gagawin ang lahat," he said of his character. "Napasok lang siya doon dahil sa circumstances na napasukan ng pamilya niya.”
Playing gender-bender for the first time, what peg did he use?
“Ang magandang tanungin diyan ‘yung aming director or production designer. May specific instructions po sila.”
As for his character evaluation, Ryan said he didn’t go for the usual process.
“Hindi na ako dumaan sa nanonood pa ng ibang palabas. What I did was to think na lang kung ano talaga ‘yung gagawin ko bilang ama for my kids and my wife. As of this morning, na-shock ako, purple ‘yung toe nails ko. ‘Yun ang peg ko.”
The TV host-turned actor made sure his wife, actress Judy Ann Santos and their daughter, Yohan, saw him in drag.
“The first time we had a make-up test, we made sure na dumating si Juday at si Yohan at nakita naman nila. Si Yohan natawa. ‘Yung misis ko, na-shock kasi make-up artist niya [Juan Sarte] ang gamit ko.
"Ang iniisip ko na lang is how my five year old daughter would take to seeing her father in drag at such a young age. ‘Yun lang ang wino-worry ko pero sinigurado ko naman na kita nila pati ‘yung rehearsals ng sayaw.