Manila Mayor Isko Moreno will be making his big-screen comeback in a film with Ang Probinsyano star Coco Martin for the upcoming 2019 Metro Manila Film Festival.
Fans will have a glimpse of the actor-turned-politician in the Kapamilya actor’s MMFF entry 3pol Trobol: Huli Ka Balbon, which opens on Christmas Day.
In an ABS-CBN interview, Moreno revealed that he will be playing “as himself” — a city mayor.
He also shared that he is thankful to Martin for giving him the opportunity.
“I am grateful to Mr. Coco Martin and the staff… (that) they included me in the movie. Mga ano lang naman, a few scenes,” he said.
Meanwhile, Moreno had requested that his talent fee from the movie be directly donated to the Philippine General Hospital.
“Sabi ko sa kanila, ibigay nila sa PGH (Philippine General Hospital) ‘yung yadba (bayad) nila sa akin,” he said.
Moreno also confessed that he misses the showbiz life and he feels honored he’s receiving more endorsement deals at the present.
He said, “Nakaka-miss… Kaya nga ako natutuwa eh, noong artista ako, hindi ako naging model, e. Ngayon eh sa nanka (kanan) at sa wakali (kaliwa) meron eh.”
However, the mayor hopes for everyone not to mistake it as a form of publicity.
“I hope I will not offend anybody later on that if you see my face in billboards, it has nothing to do with (propaganda). Basta importanteng maliwanag lang tayo. Sa madaling salita, trabaho lang ‘yun. Hindi ko naman ibinubuhat ang bangko sa inyo… ‘Ni singko doon wala akong pinakinabangan, at the very least,” he said.
Last September, Martin shared on Instagram a photo of him talking to Moreno over coffee, which then sparked speculations on a possible onscreen team-up.