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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Jul 17, 2016

Michael De Mesa Happy To Be In New Soap, 'Sinungaling Mong Puso', & New Movie, Tofarm Filmfest Entry 'Free Range'

MICHAEL DE MESA has a new soap and a new movie. He’s in GMA-7’s “Sinungaling Mong Puso” that will start airing tomorrow afternoon replacing “Hanggang Makita Kang Muli”. And he’s in the movie “Free Range” that’s currently being shown at SM Cinemas as part of the ToFarm Film Festival. Shot in beautiful Coron in Palawan, the movie is directed by Dennis Marasigan and he plays a technology expert who teaches the latest techniques in producing organic chickens to Jackie Rice and Paolo O’Hara.

At the presscon of “Sinungaling Mong Puso”, Michael is asked how is it being directed by his former co-actor, Ricky Davao? “When the show was offered to me, tinanong ko nga, marunong ba yan?” he says. “Joke lang. I also direct but that doesn’t mean I don’t want to be directed by others anymore. In ‘Sinungaling Mong Puso’, I play the powerful Mayor Moises Aguirre, the father of Rafael Rosell who wants to hold on to power. Asawa ko rito si Glydel Mercado as Raquel, a trophy wife for me, and mistress ko si Stephanie Sol as Camilla.”

The character is quite complex and Direk Ricky Davao helped Michael in interpreting it. “Ricky is a big help para mas maging effective ako sa pagganap ko sa role ko. As an actor, my goal is to always come out with an honest performance. The role of a corrupt politician, nagawa ko na ng ilang beses. So the challenge this time is paano ko iibahin ang magiging atake ko. With this one, Direk Ricky inspired me to see a different color na hindi ko nakita before in interpreting my role, and I really loved it. It gave me more room to play with my role. I really enjoyed doing my character here kasi hindi siya one-dimensional.”