8 Pinoy Personalities We Want to See in Upcoming Foreign Movies
It thrills us to think about homegrown celebs getting their 15 minutes of fame in the international scene.
From Cesar Montano sharing the same air as James Franco in The Great Raid, to John Arcilla rubbing shoulders with Jeremy Renner in The Bourne Legacy, we can’t help but beam with pride seeing local talent alongside Hollywood glitterati; it does not even matter if their total exposure clocks in at a total of, well, 15 minutes.
With that in mind, we let our imaginations run wild and think about what-ifs. Here is a list of local celebrities and the international films we think they should appear in.
8. Maine Mendoza in “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”
Here’s a proposed scene: When all of Newt Scamander’s magical beasts start to terrorize New York City, Maine will look at the camera and say, “Wow, fantastic baby!” before she and the Dabarkads perform their flash mob.
7. Boy Abunda in “Fifty Shades Darker”
Imagine the talk show host indulging himself (as is his wont) in the wild, steamy affair between Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele by inviting them over to his Fast Talk segment. “Lights on or lights off? Morning or evening? Protected or unprotected?”
6. Vice Ganda in “Trolls”
Vice Ganda will blend right in with these colorful, big wigged creatures, what with his own signature flair: colorful hairstyles, grating laughter, and surprisingly catchy songs. Can you picture the Trolls dancing to Wag Kang Pabebe? U-huh.
5. Daniel Padilla in “Bye Bye Man”
In this movie, three college kids release a supernatural entity known as The Bye Bye Man who preys on them when they discover his name. “Don’t think it. Don’t say it.” says the theatrical poster. Or, where Daniel Padilla is cast, “Shut up ka na lang.”
4. Andi Eigennman in “Beauty and the Beast”
Except Andi will be both Beauty and Beast.
3. Jose Mari Chan in “The Grinch”
This classic Dr. Seuss tale is making a comeback in theaters, and our timeless Christmas crooner would fit right in. His character will always be there in the background, singing Christmas song after Christmas song for the movie’s entirety.
2. Noynoy Aquino in “Lego Batman”
Former President Noynoy has surprisingly a lot in common with Batman—an affinity for black and yellow, and a childhood trauma of having his father shot. He’ll be able to empathize well with the character.
1. Sandro Marcos in “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”
Peculiar, you say?
He’ll fit right in!
Which Pinoy personality would you like to see in any upcoming movie? Tell us who and what movie in the comments below!