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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.

Mar 16, 2019

Rocker Teddy Corpuz Now Plays His First Lead & Title Role In Regal's 'Papa Pogi' Opening In Theatres On March 20

TEDDY CORPUZ, vocalist of the band Rocksteddy who branched out into TV via “Showtime” is now a movie star. He plays the title role in “Papa Pogi”, which opens in theaters on Wednesday. He says he couldn’t believe it when Regal Entertainment offered the lead role to him.

“I’ve played supporting roles before in some movies, but iba ito, kasi leading man ako,” he says. “Siempre excited ako, pero sobrang nervous also kasi I never even thought na pambida ako. But when I read the script, sobrang nakakatawa and I felt I contribute something to make it even funnier for the viewers. I play Romeo, isang lalaking sobrang habulin ng chicks.”

teddy corpuz as papa pogi with leading ladies donna cariaga & myrtle sarrosa
His movie is directed by Alex Calleja, who is a bonafide comedian himself. “What’s nice about Alex is that he didn’t impose his ideas on me. He gave me freedom to improvise and make my own contributions para mas maging hilarious ang pelikula namin. So what we offer now is a movie that is pure laugh trip from start to finish. Malilimutan nyo lahat ng problema nyo when you watch ‘Papa Pogi’. Garantisado yan.”

Teddy doesn’t hide the fact that he’s already a family man off cam. His wife is Jasmin Mangahas and they have a daughter, Angelica Phoebe, and a son, Theodore John. “Sila ang unang-unang excited na nabigyan ako ng break na magbida sa isang pelikula,” he adds.

He has two leading ladies in the movie, PBB Teen Edition 4 winner Myrtle Sarrosa and new comedienne Donna Cariaga. “May kissing scenes po ako sa kanilang dalawa, pero nagpaalam muna ako sa misis ko para alam niya na may ganoon akong eksena at hindi siya mabigla pag pinanood niya ang movie sa premiere night nito ngayong Monday night sa Trinoma,” he says.

They are supported by Joey Marquez as his father, Lassie, Dawn Chang and Hashtags Zeus, Nikko and Luke. He says he invited his co-hosts in “Showtime” like Anne Curtis, Vhong Navarro and Vice Ganda to support his launching flick’s premiere night. “Sana naman, dumating sila,” he prays.