“Always suddenly!,” this was how Pinoy Big Brother Otso Big Winner Yamyam Gucong and finalist Fumiya Sankai described how they take on the projects that land on their laps after their reality show stint. The two meant they do not have the chance to undergo workshops prior to acting gigs like their stint in Home Sweetie Home. Their latest project is Cineko Films‘ second installment of the fantasy comedy movie Mang Kepweng. The film is titled Mang Kepweng: Ang Lihim ng Bandanang Itim.
The film topbilled by It’s Showtime host Vhong Navarro returns with some of the industry’s fresh faces. The lineup of stars includes Fumiya, Yamyam, Ion Perez, Margo Midwinter, Alora Sasam, Joross Gamboa, Jaclyn Jose, Ryan Bang and Bayani Agbayani. Vhong’s leading lady is rising actress and former It’s Showtime Girl Trend Barbie Imperial. During the film’s story conference, we had the chance to chat with the hottest laughteam in town.
Close to their real personalities
Fans of FumiYam need not worry about the two as their characters were crafted to be close to their personalities in real life. Fumiya and Yamyam shared that their feelings nervousness were replaced with excitement when they learned that Mang Kepweng is fantasy-themed. “Ang nakakaaliw pa dun is yung characters namin binebase sa normal lang naming ugali!, ” Yamyam enthused.
Fumiya learns Tagalog
Pure Japanese Fumiya, who first rose to fame online as a vlogger, admitted he needs to speak Tagalog better and wishes to study the dialect. “Gusto ko aral ng Tagalog,” he said. He also shared that his soul brother and laughteam partner Yamyam becomes his Tagalog tutor.
“Exchange of language kami,” Yamyam said. The funny Big Winner instantly enumerated the Japanese words and phrases he learned from Fumiya.
WATCH the full video below.
Fumiya taking on the NAKAKAPAGPABAGABAG challenge
Yamyam shares the experience of becoming a Big Winner and getting his prizes
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